By Christina Dennis
I love scarves; they are the epitome of fall accessories. They're perfect for layering and transitioning lighter fall clothing into cooler weather and scarves can add a beautiful pop of colour or pattern to what might otherwise be a dull outfit.
Infinity scarves are a kind of tubular scarf that's attached at both ends. They're usually stretchy, and you can wrap them around your neck once, twice, or sometimes three times for different looks/warmth levels. This type of scarf is a breeze to make, and I'd love to show you how!
- 2 yards of very lightweight fabric (I prefer stretchy fabric like rayon/cotton/bamboo/polyester knit jersey but you could also use woven lightweights like cotton voile, cotton lawn)
- hand sewing needle + thread
I used Designer stretch Polyester Jersey Knit Floral Purple/Teal/Grey for the floral scarf and a polyester jersey I found at a local fabric store for the leopard print scarf.
Cut your fabric in half lengthwise so that you have two long strips (you can make two scarves out of two yards!). Fold the fabric in half again lengthwise with the right sides together. Pin and sew the raw edges together (I used a serger, but you could use a regular sewing machine with a ⅝ inch seam).
Pull the tube to the right side out, and then pull one end over the other so that the right sides are together again and the two raw edges meet, as pictured above.
Here's the trickiest part (and it's not even that tricky), but it gives the scarf a cool twist that helps it lay flat: Twist the inside layer so that its seam meets the opposite side of the outer layer's seam, as pictured above. Basically, you're twisting the inside layer 180 degrees. Pin the raw edges together..
Sew the raw edges together leaving a 2" opening.
Turn the scarf right side out and hand-stitch the opening closed. Voila! Your scarf is ready to be worn & loved.
Twist it once for a drapey look.
(I like to model scarves in front of my messy bookcase and beside my full basket of laundry.)
Twist it three times for a snug cowl.
(I also like to modal scarves in front of my fridge, at night.)
(Giveaway closed as of 09-30-2012 @ 10:00 pm MST.)
I would wear it to dress up jeans and a t-shirt 🙂
I would wear it with jeans a tank and a cardigan - They are gorgeous! Great work!
I would wear it with my fall/spring jacket
I would wear it with everything!
I would wear it with my casual pants and my t-shirts with lace at the bottom to work on every cold day in Alberta!!
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Black tank top, dark jeans and Tall boots
I would wear it with one of my plain shirts and black leggings to add a little style. God knows I need style 😉
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I would LOVE to wear both with a pair of dark skinny jeans, a white tank & my lovely grey leather jacket! PLEASE!!!
I'd wear it with jeans and a sweater for a cosy fall look 🙂
I would wear this with dark jeans, a white shirt, and black knee high boots!
I'd wear a nice tee or chiffon top with my favorite dark indigo jeans each! That would then make it a breeeezy outfit! But I really would love to try pastel pink jeans with that gorgeous purple & blue scarf. Maybe I'll even add a little lace vest to make it even sweeter. To finish it off, I'll wear my riding boots all the way.
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I would wear your lovely scarfs with a baggy gray pullover sweater with black leggings. Your scarfs would be the perfect way to stay warm and stylish! I would also wear brown boots that are close to my knee length but not quite.
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I'd wear with a sweater and jeans.
Well since I live in Canada I would definitely put the scarf to good use! I would wear it with jeans, some comfy boots, a t-shirt and cardigan and of course my wonderful winter jacket
Black leggings, brown knee high boots and my 3/4 length sleeved green blazer with the grey scarf and a grey cardigan with the blue and white scarf 🙂
I would wear these with jean and a black tshirt.
I'd wear them with jeans, boots, a simple tee, and an open cardigan. 🙂
I would wear them with my dark indigo skinny jeans, basic long sleeve shirts and brown riding boots when I go to Germany this October. I'd also throw on my corduroy jacket with them later in the fall at home.
I would wear them with a shirt, cardigan, skinny jeans, and some boots!
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I would wear it with a white tee, my favorite skinny jeans, and my riding boots.
I would wear ti with a simple white tee with pocket, my favorite skinny jeans, and my riding boots!
I would wear these with tights and a sweater dress!:)
I would wear it with everything!
I would wear it with almost everything I have, dress it up for church or date night, or play it down for shopping or play dates. Love it
I have a plain burgandy dress that it would look great with. It's the dress that I never have the right accessories to go with it and it is fairly plain so I take it out of the closet, try it on and then put it back.
I'd pair an Infinity Scarf with a floral bubble dress and wear my favorite tan ankle-high boots !
I'd definitely dress up jeans with this awesome scarf! Thx for the giveaway!
I was just thinking about these scarfs and *poof* the entry link us n my fb feed. I just bought some beautiful over the knee boots and this scarf would look killer with them
It would look amazing with a white t-shirt and skinny jeans!
Everything 🙂 scarves scare me but that looks cute and totally simple
Id wear it with my brown boots, leggings, and a cute shirt or sweater 😉
I would wear it with a white long sleeve tee with a down filled vest, jeans and my toms.
I would wear with it my most comfy t shirt!
I would wear it with my colored jeans an a t shirt.
I've got lots of purple shirts to match up with this scarf. Then probably jeans as that's pretty much all this mama wear lately.
I'd wear it with dress pants, and cardigan!
Id wear it with a sweater to work!
Picture this! Violet colored blazer, crisp white tank with camel colored khaki style shorts, knee-high brown/cognac colored boots (high heel or flat) and to make that teal-blue POP I would accessorize with some romantic turquoise dangling earrings 🙂 Think...Shabby Chic meets Equestrian!
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I'd wear it with anything. 🙂 It is absolutely gorgeous!
Ooh! I love it! I'd wear it with jeans, a vintage blue tee and my tall brown boots (which I'm stoked to pull out for fall)!
I would wear it simply with jeans and a little t-shirt <3 So cute!!
I would wear it with a white long sleeve t- shirt, jeans, and a jewel-toned blazer.
I would wear in in so many ways! jeans and boots, a simple dress that I want to dress up, or skirt and shirt!
The folding directions were kind of ambiguous. Could you explain those or post a video?
Hi Clair! I'll try to post a video tutorial of this soon and hopefully that will help. I'll let you know when it's up!
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Thanks for the tute..
I sew the long side.. leaving a 3 inch opening.. pull the scarf up to the other end.. (Right sides together)
sew the COMPLETE circle..
pull it Right Side OUT through the Opening on the long side..
stitch up the opening..
just an FYi 🙂
Thanks, Lisa! I like your alternate method. Have a great week!
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I'm excited to make these for Christmas presenrs. I have been asked to make one for a preteen and a couple of toddlers. Any advice on material length for kids? I know adult is 2 yards...
For kids, I'd probably use 1 1/2 yards.
Hi I was curious to know how wide and long you made your strips of fabric? Thanks!
They're about 25-30" wide and 2 yards long.
Just a message to thank you for this DIY ! I sew it for my friend and you make it so easy when i didn't have much time !
Lindsay - The DIY Mommy
How perfect, Dame! Christina, is happy you enjoyed it😀