Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY Infinity Scarf

I was in Anthropologie the other day and saw an Infinity scarf similar this one at Nordstrom .

It looked super easy to make. So I went home and figured out how to make my own version. Way easier than I even imagined. And cute!  Even if you're craft challenged, this one's for you.

Here's my tutorial.

The first length of my fabric is 31 Inches. This is the length around. I often make this end 34 inches so it hangs down further like most of these in my previous post. 31 inches sits closer to the neck, probably good for colder climates.

by 37 Inches. This is the width. It's also flexible based upon how tall & full you want it to be.

Fold in half, right side to right side. (I put my feet in there for visual interest. Aren't they so veiny and interesting?)

Sew a straight line & close the seam

It should look like this

Turn it right side out

The other side of your seam should look like this

Now fold it in half (here are my pink feet again). This is where we make our Infinity Loop.

Sew the unfinished end shut

Trim your seam

Turn it right side out

And put it on.

And here's it folded in half.

And I got a little carried away and made a few more as gifts (yes, they're that easy):

Several people have asked for a tutorial on the jersey knit braided scarf and I think I'd rather sleep outside (and it's 43 degrees) than try that one again. Big headache. Biiiig.

 I tried to follow this tutorial because I liked the fact she had so many braids thus so much bulk, but it didn't happen for me. I had to develop my own rough pattern on the fly (and say mean things under my breath). I was happy with the results, but not the process.

Here's another tutorial that was too detailed for my liking but you may find it helpful. Just add a couple more braids to achieve more bulk. Now I wasn't too much help on that front was I?

My advice is just make a pretty Infinity scarf and call it a day!

1 comment:

Christy said...

Don't you just love walking through a store, getting an idea and then going home and making it your own? It's so fun! I taught Morgan how to sew a little baby blanket for her friends American Girl doll bed the other day. She felt so special when she gave it to her. They were exchanging home made gifts.