Hi there! I’m Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts. With Spring right around the corner, I’m itching to pull out some of my light-weight sweaters. The problem is that some days, they’re just not quite warm enough. What’s a girl to do?
For me, there’s no better way to keep you warm and bring interest to your wardrobe than an infinity scarf. An infinity scarf is a great way to use your favorite fabrics to spice things up. They also make great, last minute gift ideas for friends, teachers, and neighbors.
Here’s what you need to make your own:
- 1 yard of fabric (to make the cutting process easier, I used 6 fat quarters)
- coordinating thread
- cutting mat and rotary cutter
Start by cutting your fabric into six 12″ X 22″ rectangles. You can use one fabric for a continuous look or alternate coordinating prints and solids to create interest. I’ve used Kona Cotton in Ash and Moda’s Honeycomb in Grey.
Take two rectangles and pin them, right sides together along one short side. Sew using a 1/2″ seam.
Press your seam open and then sew another rectangle along the short side. Repeat, separately sewing three rectangles together. Once you’ve done this you’ll have 2 long rectangles, each about 66 ” long.
Place both rectangles, right sides together and pin along the long edge. Sew using a 1/2 ” seam. Then repeat on the opposite, long side.
You’ll now have one long tube. Turn right side out and press.
Now for the trickiest part. Pin the short edges, right sides together making sure the seams match up. You won’t be able to get all the way around, and that’s okay. Sew around the pinned edge using a 1/2″ seam allowance, back stitching at the beginning and end.
Unlike mine, you’ll want to leave your opening in the middle of the scarf which will allow for an easier closing. Press the edges inward, pin, and slip-stitch closed.
And there you have it! A quick and easy project that’s sure to bring a little life and interest to your wardrobe. Which is the point of beautiful fabric, no?
I am in love with scarfs…and I am loving this simple tutorial so I can make my very own out of all of my favorite fabrics. Having a scarf for each outfit is pure dreamy! This project is quick, easy and perfect for a girl who loves dressing on a budget!
Thank you so much Stacey for this wonderful and ooooooohhhhhh so cute scarf that is the perfect accessory for those light sweater days or just when you want to fancy up your outfit a little. Want to see more of Stacey’s brilliant talent? Visit her blog at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts where you will find incredible sewing tutorials ranging from I Spy Place Mats to a Knight Hoodie! You will also find amazing patterns, printables, and “boy approved activities.”
Do you love accessories and jazzing up your outfits just a tad? Take a look at these other wonderful accessory tutorials, totally worthy of jazzing up your next outfit…
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Happy Creating & Happy Scarfs!