How To Create Your Own Cozy Infinity Scarf
It’s time to retire your traditional knot-tied scarf for a must-have fall and winter accessory. This versatile infinity scarf requires no tying and is the perfect length every time, so stay wrapped up this fall with this season’s most popular trend—a DIY infinity scarf.
This DIY infinity scarf will be your go-to accessory this fall. Best worn doubled-up and tucked under your chin, you can also try wearing it thrown full-length around your neck to polish off your look. This DIY project can easily transition to spring and summer by using lightweight fabrics such as linens that breathe easier in the warmer months. I chose a plaid flannel for this project. It's a seasonal pattern, and the fabric has a nice weight to it. To choose the length of fabric, drape a tape measure loosely around your neck a couple of times to estimate the fabric length that works for you. I chose about 60 inches of fabric to create a full effect.
Materials: 60" x 14" fabric (we used a plaid flannel), tape measure, sewing machine, scissors, straight pins, needle and thread
1. Fold the fabric lengthwise, like a hot dog, matching right sides together. Sew a straight stitch along the long, raw edge (opposite the fold), using a 1" seam allowance, to create a long thin tube of fabric.
2. Turn the tube right side out.
3. Take ahold of one edge of the fabric, and begin turning it inside out, pulling toward the opposite edge of fabric. Make sure you are folding the seams over one another. This will keep the scarf from becoming twisted. Continue turning it inside out until you have matched the openings (check out this video, starting at the 2:09 mark).
4. Pin the two short ends of the tube together and start stitching to close, using a 3/4" seam allowance, but leave a 3" opening. The tube will now look like a ring. Flip everything inside out through the 3" opening, and turn the entire scarf right side out.
5. Using a needle and thread, close the 3" opening using a hand needle and an invisible ladder stitch (see here) to finish your DIY infinity scarf.
For more DIY fashion and accessory ideas from Samantha, go to The Brunette One.