Monday, March 29, 2010

To Infinity & Beyond!


Spring in finally here, which means that it's time to (maybe) put away those winter things and start thinking about bringing out fun skirts, shorts and t shirts. But if you are like us, those well-worn t shirts from last year could use a little pick-me-up with a cute accessory. And we have the perfect solution: an infinity scarf. This is basically a long loop of fabric that can be worn in any number of ways. Many stores are selling them, but they are charging about $40 or more for one! Madness! So here is our method for making one yourself for practically nothing (we made this up as we went along, so if you have any questions or if something isn't clear, please let us know!):

What you need
  • fabric of your choosing (since we're talking spring here, we chose a lightweight cotton).
Lay out your fabric and cut out a long (the longer the better, since a longer scarf will give you more options) rectangle, making sure it is twice the width of what you want your finished scarf to be.

Next, fold your scarf in half lengthwise (right sides together) and pin. Then sew the edges two halves together up the length of your fabric, so that you end up with a long tube.

For this next part, we're afraid we don't have any pictures. We were making this up as we went along and weren't sure how it was actually going to work! Turn your tube right side out and tuck the edges of one of the open ends inside itself. Then place the other, unfinished end inside the folded end, creating a big loop of fabric. Pin this section together and sew.

Ta-da! You now have your finished scarf! As you can see from the pictures below, you can wear it anyway you'd like! So have fun with it!
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23 comments:

  1. great scarf and so easy to make!

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  2. I am going to make some of these for my daughter in law (to be). Thanks for the idea.

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  3. I like this scarf and want to make a few.. heavy and light, for different weather... thanks for the instructions...
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
    -Jill
    http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  5. Just found your blog through sew much ado's 'we did it Wednesday'. Love your scarf and your blog. I'm going to try plastic bag fusing again trying your tutorial (I failed dismally last time!).
    Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    Jill

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  6. Really cute scarf and a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  7. absolutely adorable! way cute! I hopped over from Sew Much Ado and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

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  8. Very pretty! I'm glad spring is here!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  9. I have been wanting to make a spring scarf with old t-shirts. Thanks for the infinity idea--maybe that's the direction I'll head!

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  10. Oooh, pretty! Easy enough that I could make it :)

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  11. Very, very cute! Each way you show it worn looks great!

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  12. This is so pretty & looks good every way you wear it. I love scarves! I wish I had a sewing machine so I could whip one up. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

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  13. How clever! I found you at Creative Jewish Mom.

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  14. So cute!

    have a great week.

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  15. I'm featuring this, stop by and grab a featured button! Thanks for sharing this great design!
    -Jill

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  16. I love the scarf. It is so cute! I might have to try this very soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

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  18. This is so cute. I am glad you showed how to wear it too. I feel like I am out of it when it comes to how to wear scarves. Thanks for sharing at the Spring has Spring Party at Fun to Craft.

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  19. I'm over a year late with this comment, but here goes -- My mother gave me a scarf from the 1950s that is a shorter, gauze version of what you've made. She called it a "smoke ring." Times do change!

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  20. I found some cute fabric on clearance with our school's mascot (an owl). It was on a very nice burgundy colored fabric. I wanted to make scarves for my children's teachers. I was struggling to find a way to make a quick and easy, but beautiful scarf. This will definitely do it. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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