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Make An Infinity Scarf in 7 Minutes!

 

My daughter Julianna is expecting! A scarf is a great way to dress up maternity outfits.

My daughter Julianna is expecting! A scarf is a great way to dress up maternity outfits.

Here’s a very simple project that you can make in 7 minutes! It would make a great gift. It is also fun to sew up a few to jazz up your clothes for the holidays.  We made ours by using fabric scraps, and also recycling an old skirt.  All you need is a piece of fabric approximately 36″ long by 20″ wide.  I say approximately because we used a scrap that was much wider on one end than the other, and it still worked fine.

If you plan on wearing it indoors to give color and spice to your clothes, one loop works great. It is lightweight and doesn’t get warm.  If you are going to wear your scarf with a coat or to keep warm, two loops is fun. Experiment with a piece of fabric, looping it around your neck until it looks good—then measure the length that works best on you.

Let’s do it!

1. Cut your fabric into an approximate rectangle that is 20″ wide.  It should be about 36″ long for a one-loop scarf for adults, and about 60″ to 70″ for a two-loop scarf. Don’t stress if the fabric piece is not even or perfect—it will still work out well!

2. Fold your fabric right sides together long-wise and stitch up the side, making a long tube with an open top and bottom.

An "infinity" scarf is just a circle of fabric.

An “infinity” scarf is just a circle of fabric.

3. Reach into the tube, grasping the bottom edge and pull it through just until it lines up with the top raw edge of the tube, right sides together. Match the seam and pin.

4. Pin the raw edges together until you have pinned the entire circular raw edge of the tube together. Now stitch those raw edges together leaving a 3″ opening.

(If you get stumped on this last step, watch this tutorial video I found which shows this step very well, right at the 2:00 minute point in the video.)

My daughter Emily made a longer scarf that can be looped around the neck twice.

My daughter Emily made a longer scarf that can be looped around the neck twice.

5. Put your hand into the 3″ opening and pull the scarf through the opening, which will turn it right side out so the seams go to the inside.  Stitch the opening closed with a tiny zig-zag stitch close to the edge.

That’s it!  Put it on and feel fashionable!

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  • Darlene Bunnell November 21, 2014, 8:55 pm

    Say I was wondering about the Hopkins family this week. Here we see Julianna looking great, well dressed with a colorful scarf and waiting a few more weeks for a baby to arrive. Emily has a great sparkle about her, so she must be loving life too. Thank you for writing and sharing this nice article Dianne.

  • Abigail Dugan January 1, 2015, 5:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! It looks very nice but not complicated to make.

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