I love scarves. They are such a simple accessories to complete any outfit. I have a hard time finding the colors I like at a price that I am willing to pay. I think its like that with a lot of things though. I always think I can make that cheaper or cuter. The curse of a DIYer. So today I am going to share with you how to make an infinity scarf for about $5. So lets get started.
1/2 yard of “woven fabric” (this is a looser weave than your traditional cotton fabric and generally has the same design on both sides. So there isn’t a wrong or right side.)
Thread to match
Rotary cutter, Mat and Ruler
1. Trim the selvage off the edge of your fabric.
2. Cut your fabric in half so that you have 2 strips that are 9″x Width of Fabric (about 44″).
3. Straighten the other edges of your fabric so that your strips are even. They should be between 8.5″ to 9″.
4. With WRONG sides together sew one short edge to the short edge of the other strip. You want to do this with 1/4″ seam allowance.
5. Fold your two pieces over the seam so that the bulk is insides. Stitch on top of this encasing that raw edge seam. This is called a French Seam.
6. It should look like the picture below.
7. Now we want to stitch that seam down so that its not flopping around. Push it down to one side an stitch on the top with a VERY scant 1/8″ seam allowance. Repeat with the other 2 short edges. Make sure you keep your fabric straight and not twisted.
8. On the long raw edge turn in up about 1/8″ and stitch all the way around on both sides.
9. Fold that edge over and stitch it down encasing the raw edge. Repeat with both sides.
10. This scarf is long enough to wrap 2 or 3 times. And then you can take a cheesy picture in the mirror. Do you like how my shirt is plaid too and totally clashes. lol Enjoy!
If you find that you don’t have time to make them but you want some I do have them listed in my Etsy Shop!