Infinity scarves really are the perfect accessory – they can be worn in so many fun ways, they can quickly jazz up an otherwise plain outfit, and they’re easy to throw on in case of chilly temperatures. Plus, they’re very simple to make on your own. In this article, you will learn how to sew an infinity scarf made from cozy jersey knit fabric that will drape nicely when arranged around your neck.
Here are the materials and supplies you’ll need to complete this project:
2 yards of jersey knit fabric
Stretch or ball point needle
Step 1: Cut
Cut the fabric on the natural fold so that you have two pieces, both 2 yards long. You’ll now be able to make two scarves: one for you and one for a friend!
Step 2: Pin
Fold in half long ways, right sides together. Line up the edges (as best as possible – they will be fussy). Pin the sides, starting at 3 inches from the short edge and stopping 3 inches from the other short edge. (Feel free to over-pin.)
Step 3: Sew the main seam:
Set your machine to the stretch (lightning bolt or zigzag) stitch. Widen and lengthen the stitch a bit (3.5 length and 3 width).
Make sure you are using the walking foot and a stretch needle.
The fabric should hang past the foot a ¼” so that the seam allowance is ¾”.
Starting in 3 inches from the short edge, backstitch (tie the knot) and then sew down the side, stopping 3 inches from the end and back stitch.
Sew the short sides:
Turn it right side out.
Now that the tube is right side out, find the seam you sewed. Make sure it is on one edge and flatten it.
Fold the fabric in half so that the two unsewn (short) edges touch.
Connect the ends:
Starting with the inner two fabrics, pin them right sides together all the way across. Keep pinning around the curve, pulling little by little to put right sides together until the entire raw edges of short ends are pinned right sides together (it will look like a flower coming out of a tube).
Now, sew little bits at a time (straighten, sew, straighten, sew) along the pinned short edges, back stitching at both ends.
Stuff the flower back through the hole and voila, your scarf is almost done!
Sew the hole closed:
Carefully fold under the raw edges and pin the hole shut. Topstitch the hole closed using a long, straight stitch (for example, a length of 4).
And there you have it! Your new infinity scarf is all ready to accessorize any outfit!