How to Make an Infinity Scarf Fast
With the holidays approaching, I’ve got Christmas gifts on my mind. And since we are moving soon, I’ve especially been thinking about our teachers because they are awesome and we are so grateful for them! I certainly want them to know how much I appreciate them and their wonderful influence on my children. One of my favorite gifts to make for teachers (because even though gift cards are King I still like to make something) is infinity scarves. They fits all sizes, are practical (at least in cold places), are not a food item, and can be as unique or neutral as you need. So today on the Thankful Sewing Blog Tour I’m sharing how I make infinity scarves fast.
Last year I ordered some boucle from Girl Charlee intending to make a sweater. When it came, I realized the weave was much looser than I anticipated and I just could not imagine myself successfully making a sweater with it. Too many curves. But that boucle seemed like it would make a great scarf. So I sewed up some scarves and gave them to my kids teachers as Christmas Gifts. And then made one for me too. I know I’m way late to the infinity scarf game, but that scarf was my first infinity scarf. And surprisingly, because i usually don’t like anything close to my neck, I loved it.
Later, my kids and I ran into one of their teachers at the public library and she was wearing the scarf! I didn’t point it out and she didn’t bring the scarf up, but I felt so happy to see her wearing the scarf-and not because she knew we would see her. She was just doing her thing and chose to wear the scarf. It was definitely a highlight of the season-to feel like I had given a good gift that was useful and appreciated by the person I gave it to.
Okay, on to the tutorial.
What you will need to make an Infinity Scarf fast:
1 yard knit fabric
Fold your yard of fabric in half along the length, or hot-dog style with the right sides of the fabric together. Sew along the long side. The yard of fabric is now a long tube.
Take one end of the tube and push it inside the tube, beginning to turn the tube right side out. Once the short ends meet up, stop turning the tube right side out. Line up the short ends of the tube with right sides together. The two layers of fabric should make a circle at the end.
Sew along the circle the short ends make-leaving a gap of around 4 inches from where the stitching starts and stops.
Tip: Use two pins right next to each other to mark where you want to start and stop stitching. I tend to get on a roll sewing and have sewn too far sooo many times. but when I have to take out two pins right next to each other, then I remember-Oh yeah! I need to stop sewing here!
Reach inside the hold created by the gap in the stitching and pull the scarf right side out. It will make one big loop of fabric.
Sew up the gap. You can pinch the fabric together and use a machine to sew it up to be extra quick. But I like to pull out a hand stitching needle and sew it up with a Ladder Stitch.
And that’s it! You’ve made a cute Infinity scarf in no time at all! I love to wear these Infinity scarves looped twice. It keeps my neck warm without choking me or trailing into any cooking/cleaning/sewing I’m doing. These are the only scarves I have ever worn without being annoyed and ripping off as soon as I can. Actually-I often forget they are there which is perfect for me.
This size is also perfect for my daughter to wear looped three times. Last winter we often negotiated who got to wear the Infinity scarf that day. This year, she’s got a dress with a cowl on it to keep her warm and I get my scarves mostly to myself.
So grab a yard of cute knit and whip up some infinity scarves. And then enter the giveaway for this week. And then check out all the other stops on the Thankful Sewing Blog Tour.
Intro to the tourNovember 1st: mahlicadesigns Sewing with Sarah
Nov 1st: Tenille’s Thread
Nov 2nd: Candace Ayala
Nov 3rd: Hazelnut Handmade
Nov 4th: Musing of a Seamstress
Nov 5th: Sewing Portfolios
Monday Nov 6th: mahlicadesigns
Nov 7th: Seams Sew Lo
Nov 8th: Margarita on the Ross
Nov 9th: Stitched by Jennie
Nov 10th: Sewing with D
Monday Nov 13th: 5 outof 4 Patterns
Nov 14th: Tales of a Southern Mom
Nov 15th: Hazelnut Handmade
Nov 16th: Octaves of Color
Nov 17th: Kainara Stitches
Nov 18th: Kutti Couture
Nov 19th: The Petite Sewist
Monday Nov 20th: My Heart will Sew On
Nov 21st: Needles to Say
Nov 22nd: Back 40 Life
Nov 23rd: Lovemade Handmade
Nov 24th: Sewing by Ti
Nov 25th: On Wednesdays We Sew
Nov 26th: Paisley Roots
Monday Nov 27th: Mermaid Mama Designs
Nov 28th: Sew Haute Blog
Nov 29th: Ma Moose Handmade
Nov 30th: Everything Your Mama Made & More