DIY Infinity Scarf

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
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
– scissors
– pins

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.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Take two rectangles and pin them, right sides together along one short side. Sew using a 1/2″ seam.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

You’ll now have one long tube. Turn right side out and press.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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.

DIY Infinity Scarf - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

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.”

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To make all of these FABulous accessories or any fun crafts, quilts, headbands or bows…be sure to stop by The Ribbon Retreat where you will find ribbon, fabric and embellishments galore!

Happy Creating & Happy Scarfs!
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  1. Gina McInnis
    Posted April 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing the tutorial. To make DIY infinity scarf is a great project you can make for yourself as well as the best gift you can ever give – a handmade infinity scarf.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 21, 2014 at 7:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Gina! Thank you so much for your comment! We are so glad you like our scarf…they are wonderful gifts to give and to receive. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I love infinity scarves, and I’ve been wondering how hard they are to make. I think they would be such a fun Christmas present to make for my family that we could use for family pictures. This project doesn’t seem too hard, and it has very minimal sewing (which is good because I am a terrible seamstress).

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Hi Angela! Yes, you should totally try to make yourself some of these fun scarves. They are so easy and would look lovely in family pictures. Good luck sewing! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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