Christmas is coming up quickly, and I always want to give unique gifts to my friends and family. I also am a big DIY-er and I really enjoy making gifts whenever I can, and it’s often a big money saver too! I want to show you how to make a simple, yet beautiful and customizable infinity scarf.
This is the fabric I chose: a soft and fluffy sweater knit – perfect for the winter! Here it is laying on the table, with selvedge edges together. “Selvedge” edges are the finished edges, and the “raw” or “cut” edges are the sides of the fabric that has been cut. You will want to purchase 60-75 inches of fabric. If the fabric you choose is 45 inches wide, I recommend purchasing 60 inches in length. If it is any wider than 45 inches, go with 75 inches in length.
Lay out your fabric with “cut” sides together. Keep the “right” sides together. Right sides are the sides of the fabric that you want to show, or the sides you want facing out. If your fabric has a print, it will normally be bland on one side, and printed on the other.
Pin this edge, sew it (use any seam allowance, I used around 1 cm), and press the seam when you are finished. You will end up with a tube of fabric.
Keep the right sides together, and fold your tube in half. Do this by turning one edge inside the tube and pull it to meet the other edge. You can see in the photo below that I have begun to turn the tube inside itself – continue pulling it through to meet the other edge.
Pin the edges you have just turned over. To do this, you must pin only the two right sides together, and make sure to keep the tube shape. You will want to leave a space between two sets of pins, and you won’t be sewing this space in the machine. You can see that I have left about 7 inches between two sets of pins that I won’t be sewing on the machine.
Turn all the fabric through the small hole you have left in your seam. Hand sew the opening closed with a slip stitch and you’re done your new infinity scarf!
Some fabric suggestions I have would be a cozy knit like I used, a nice wool or suiting, a t-shirt knit, or for something a bit lighter, use a printed chiffon or rayon. I almost always go to Marshall’s Fabrics in Edmonton, Lethbridge, or Winnipeg for fabric, they have an amazing selection and great prices. Have fun sewing this simple infinity scarf, and if it’s for you don’t forget to wear it in your winter portraits!