I’ve tried before, but this year is the first time I’ve mastered sewing an infinity scarf. They really aren’t very hard to sew – as long as you follow a tutorial! Because it’s definitely scarf season, I thought I’d show you how I have made mine. That way, when you are in a fabric store and find something you can’t leave without, you’ll have an easy project to buy fabric for. (I have a bad habit of finding beautiful fabric that I have no use for!)
To sew this infinity scarf, you will need about 2 2/3 yards of fabric (This will make two scarves). You can use 1 1/3 yards to make just one scarf, but you will need to add an extra step. You can use a soft cotton, knit, or something fancier – I just used a basic cotton. Pre-wash the fabric and, depending on what it is made of, iron it. My cotton required ironing. You’ll also need matching thread and a sewing machine.
Cut your fabric to 80″x 22″. (If you only bought 1 1/3 yards, this is where your extra step comes in. Cut two pieces 40″x22″ and sew them together to create a piece that is 80″x 22″.) Then fold it lengthwise with the wrong sides together so you have a long folded tube. First you will sew a straight stitch down the long opening of the tube – the whole 80″. You can use about .5 seam allowance.
Match the original seam that you sewed on the inside of the scarf – both layers will have one.
And that is it! You have an oversized infinity scarf that you can loop two or even three times for an effortless fall accessory.
Are you an infinity scarf fan? Have you made one yet?