• Sonja Eagles

    MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011 Lightweight Spring Infinity Scarf Tutorial Have you seen the "infinity scarves" popping up in all the stores?  Basically is just a round tube of fabric that you can loop around several times to add an instant pop of color to any outfit.  I think these are great for the woman on the go because it stays in place really well.  Whenever I try to wear a regular scarf, it never ends up looking as nice as it did in the morning, but this one will look great all day long.  This project was very easy and only took about 20 minutes.  If you are a beginner sewer, this would be a great first project as it only involves straight lines. I recently walked into my local Joann's and was instantly drawn vintage-inspired floral fabric.  Then I went up and touched it and.......(swoon).....did you know that Joann's carries cotton voile?  Who would of known (maybe you did, but I didn't)!  I was SO excited when I came across this super-soft voile.  If you've never felt voile before, it is so, so soft and is usually made from 100% cotton, although you may occasionally find a blend.  It is a bit more expensive than your regular quilting cotton, but I had a 50% off coupon, so mine was really reasonable. You can use any light-weight fabric for the infinity scarf, but I love the drape of the voile.  You could also use a cotton knit, but that may get a little warm during the summer months.  Use whatever you like and whatever makes you feel fabulous! Supplies: Lightweight cotton fabric (2 yards.....though you will have lots leftover) Scissors Sewing machine Thread Hand sewing needle Iron and ironing board Directions: Cut two pieces of fabric 12" X 60".  I cut mine at the same time with the fabric folded in half.  The 60" is why you need to purchase a lot of fabric, but you will have the whole other side to use for another project. Now you have two long pieces of fabric.  Lay them on top of each other (right-sides together) and sew down both long sides, but leave about 3" on each end open.  Turn right-side out.  You will have one very long tube of fabric with four little sections on the ends that were left open (each of the corners). In the next step, you are going to want to sew the short ends together.  Place two of the right-sides together and sew.  Then do the same with the other side.  You will have two tiny openings on both long sides once your short sides are sewn closed. Hand-sew the two small openings closed with coordinating thread.  You can use any stitch you like. Once you've closed all the openings, press your infinity scarf and your new accessory is complete! Loop your scarf around twice and place it around your neck.  You could certainly wear it long as well, but I think it looks great double-looped.  I will probably wear mine with tanks and tees this summer.  It would also look cute with a little spring coat as well. The infinity scarf can easily be made during a naptime.  Make one or make several to dress up those plain t-shirts this spring.  You can also make this with two coordinating fabrics - one for the inside and one for the outside.  Get creative and make it your own!

  • Melanie Christian

    Lightweight Spring Infinity Scarf Tutorial - easy peasy sewing project

  • Jennifer Davis

    The Cottage Home: Lightweight Spring Infinity Scarf Tutorial. She used cotton voile. Go to JoAnn's with Allison and pick fabric to make scarves.

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