I am a big fan of scarves. I am usually cold and having a warm scarf around my neck makes me feel cozy, not to mention very stylish as well. Scarves are very versatile and easy to wear with any outfit. I had been wanting a scarf that didn’t get in the way so much with the ends swinging all over. I found an infinity scarf here that I really liked but the directions were a bit confusing so I took the general idea of how to do it and did my own thing. This is a super simple, quick sewing project that anyone can do. These were so lovely and quick to whip up that I made a couple as Christmas gifts. My sister was also a fan so she brought over some fabric and I sewed up one for her and her daughter. I think I calculated a start to finish time of about 15 minutes. The only tricky part is working with knit fabric which is a bit slippery and stretchy so it takes a little bit to get used to the feel of it on the machine. If you have never worked with knits before, take your time and don’t get your machine going too fast to start off with and you will be fine.
5/8 of a yard of knit fabric (such as jersey knit, make sure it is 60 inches wide)
needle for hand sewing
If you got exactly 5/8 of a yard, that is 22.5 inches of fabric. If you want a skinnier scarf you can cut some of it off (from selvage to selvage). *Note: The selvage is the already finished/not cut edge of the fabric. The selvage edge is nice the straight and will not fray.
I have made a few of these scarves and depending on the weight of my fabric (I have scrunched it up and put it around my neck as a guide before I cut it) I have made one 20 inches across, 18 inches, 30 inches. It comes down to personal preference on how much bulk you want around your neck but I have found that somewhere between 20-25 inches is about right for knit fabric. If you don’t want to mess with cutting the fabric, just leave it at the 5/8 of a yard.
Put right sides together (the sides you want to a be facing out when finished) and starting 2 inches from the top, sew the long way (60 inches long, selvages together) until you are 2 inches from the bottom using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. You will have a long tube. Turn the tube right side out.
This step is going to sound strange, but stick with me. Take the short ends and line up the seam that you just sewed, putting right sides together. Pin together and sew together making sure it is all laying flat as you go around because it can easily get bunched up.
Turn the seam toward the middle of the tube. Turn under a 1/4 of an inch of fabric across the opening and whipstich it closed.
That’s it! I like to wear my scarf wrapped around my neck once but you can wrap it (or not) however you would like. Stylish, simple, and homemade! I love it!