First, I want to say Happy New Year! My name is Angela and I’ll be showing you some awesome DIY tips, tutorials, my style direction and inspiration for 2014, and plenty of other things. I’ll have you guys know that I am an aspiring seamstress and love to create my own garments and accessories. For this DIY, I’ve created my very own infinity scarf. We all know that infinity scarves can be quite pricey depending on brand names.
Have you ever looked at something and thought you could totally make that yourself and save money? With an infinity scarf, it’s not hard. Matter of fact, it’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. They take only about up to 20 minutes to make. With all the right materials, all you need is the fabric.
You need 2 yards of fabric.
I highly recommend purchasing the stretchy knit material. I find that they do drape nice and add extra bounce. I got my material from Hancock Fabrics for a great price, especially if you’re signed up with them for the additional discounts. Knit fabrics usually come in about 53” – 56” wide which is perfect and makes the job done easier. If they come any bigger than that, you can always trim it down a few inches to make it slimmer.
Also another added bonus, whilst cutting knit fabric, the ends do not fray, which is even more in your favor. It will still be very presentable. I purchased a flower patterned fabric. I’ve made it 63” long. Make sure that your fabric is long enough so you are able to double loop. With making your scarf, don’t be scared to make mistakes here and there. I personally enjoy this project because there is a lot of room for trial and error. Once you have finished cutting your fabric out, you want to fold that fabric in half so that the edges are aligned together.
Think of it this way, you’re sewing both of the ends of a long rectangular shaped fabric together to create a circle; your infinity scarf. Working with this stretchy material, you want to pin those edges together and make sure there are no gaps or any extra fabric overlapping. After that, sew the edges facing together about ¼” seam. Now try it on. Cute, right? Show it off to all your friends and family.
Here, I have my mannequin modeling my infinity scarves. I made this green infinity scarf with different measurements a long time ago. The measurements on the green scarf are about 32” wide and 70” in length. Play with the lengths and don’t be afraid to experiment.
If you have any questions please as in the comments!