Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf

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By Christina Dennis

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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.


Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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 5/8 inch seam).

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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.

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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 a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

Sew the raw edges together leaving a 2″ opening.

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

Turn the scarf right side out and hand-stitch the opening closed. Voila! Your scarf is ready to be worn & loved.

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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.)

Sew a 15 Minute Infinity Scarf by The DIY Mommy

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.)


  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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)!

  13. Very information! Thank you very much. I had made 2 scarves in less than 30 mins. Hope to learn more new stuffs from you.

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  16. 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 🙂

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  18. 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…

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