Infinity Scarf Two Ways
Update your wardrobe this fall with a little DIY. These two infinity scarf DIYs are super simple to make - whether you sew or not! Creating a new infinity scarf, or ten, can be super simple with these easy-to-follow DIYs.
Super Easy No-Sew Infinity Scarf
We'll start with the simple no-sew scarf.
Supplies for a No-Sew Infinity Scarf
- Large ruler
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- masking tape
Start by laying out your shirt. Using your masking tape, mark a couple inches from one edge along the entire length of the shirt.
Remove the bottom hem of the shirt, and cut off the top of the shirt at the armpits as well. Then cut 1.5" strips into the shirt without cutting through the tape line.
Stretch out the loops on the shirt.
You can finish here, or add a little more. Use the hem of the shirt, then wrap around the side of the scarf where the strips are joined.
Tie in a knot, and you're all done!
Enjoy your easy, no-sew infinity scarf!
Low-Sew Infinity Scarf
If you'd like to tackle making an infinity scarf on your sewing machine, this is simple to do.
Supplies to Create a Low-Sew Infinity Scarf
- 2 pieces of fabric, 1/4 yard (NOT fat quarters, but full quarter yard cuts of fabric)
- Rotary cutter
Directions to Make a Homemade Low-Sew Infinity Scarf
Stack the two fabrics on top of each other so that the folds line up. Cut a 10" strip through both with your rotary cutter, then cut off the selvedge (the edges - shown here on the top).
Lay the two strips, right-sides-together, then stitch down each long side.
For garment sewing, traditionally we use a 5/8" seam. If you're a beginning sewer, line up the edge of the fabric with the edge of the presser foot as you sew. This will keep your stitches straight.
Once you've stitched both the long sides, turn the fabric tube right side out. Lay it on your table, and fold each end in towards the middle. You can sew it like this, or, if you like the two-tone infinity look, put a twist on one side, as shown in the photo.
Match up the raw edges, right sides together, and start pinning around.
Keep pinning as far as you can - you won't be able to pin all the way around, because the fabric will get in the way.
Stitch on your sewing machine - but only where the pins are. You won't be able to stitch all the way around. That's okay.
Remove the pins as you sew, then pull the fabric back through. Your ends will be completely joined, except a few inches.
Tucking the seam allowance inside, it is time to close up the hole. You can do this with hand stitching, or you can sew it closed on your sewing machine.
Taking care to ONLY stitch through the 4 layers of fabric at the hole, stitch about 1/8" from the edge to close up the hole. Stitch back-and-forth at the beginning and end of your line of stitching to lock your stitches (keep them from unraveling later)
You'll barely notice this line of stitching on your completed scarf.
Your scarf is done! Homemade scarves make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts or fashion accessories. See brilliant ways to wear these fall fashion accessories. And then make a bunch to use on different days of the week, or make several to give as gifts.
What colors will you make your scarves?