As I was sitting by my fireplace typing, this tutorial for how to sew an infinity scarf popped up on my computer. I suppose it is that time of year for us folks who live in the north to prepare for the battle of what winter 2020 probably has in store. And for all of you who are not in a colder state, it is never a bad time to use an infinity scarf for fashion purposes, just use a thinner fabric that has a little movement and flow. For me however, I will be sticking to a flannel or even a fleece to warm things up!
I rate this as a very easy beginner sewing project. This tutorial for how to sew an infinity scarf is straight cuts with some straight line sewing. And guess what! Even if you can’t sew a perfectly straight line, the seam is hidden inside, and with the movement of the scarf no one will ever know!
Wait! It gets even better! Chances are, this tutorial from Fresh Crush on how to sew an infinity scarf will only take you 10 minutes. This can go down as an “in the rush” gift. If you have fabric on hand it is quicker to make this as a gift than run to the store and find something generic. Love those kind of sewing projects.
It is also nice that one yard can make you two scarfs. So find a friend and get sewing some matching infinity scarfs! You got this one… I promise!
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I’m going to show you how How to make an Infinity Scarf in a few simple steps, and in only about ten minutes!
Supplies for How to Make an Infinity Scarf:
- Sewing machine
- Fabric (I used about 60″ x 20″ swatch for each scarf)
1. FIRST CUT YOUR FABRIC.
I literally took the fabric I had, and cut it into two equal parts. Ending up with a working piece of about 60″ x 20″ in size for each scarf. Your sizes have some wiggle room here, just be sure to have enough to double wrap your finished scarf!
2. FOLD AND SEW.
Fold your fabric over length-wise, right-side-in, and sew the long edge closed. You will create an open-ended “tube of fabric”. Next, simply turn your tube of fabric, right-side-out. See… I told you it was easy. Ok, stick with me here…
3. CONNECT THE TUBE
You heard me. Connect the tube! Tuck one end of the tube inside the other, like a snake eating its tail. To create a clean and finished line, tuck the outer layer of fabric under itself to create a nice hem and pin into place. Try your best at this stage to match up your fabric pattern. It will keep things looking super polished and dare I say, professional.
4. SEW CLOSED
You guessed it. Sew a straight line through that perfectly pinned hem you just created. Yep, straight on through — through all the layers of fabric. You’ve now closed your hem, essentially pinching your “tube of fabric” closed in the middle.
And, you’re done! I was not kidding. TEN minutes and one perfect infinity scarf. But — twenty minutes for me, because I made TWO infinity scarves! Yay!