Monday, August 1, 2011

Sew Easy Infinity Scarf Tutorial

So, are you into the whole scarf trend?  I love a cute scarf.  I'm a big fan.  Wanna know why?  Well, I'm not much of a jewelry girl.  I like jewelry, but I'm not good at knowing what goes with what as far as length, etc.  Not to mention that I'm kind of a klutz and tend to break stuff a lot, including jewelry.  BUT, I really need something to draw the eye up - and away from the excess junk in my trunk.  A cute scarf is the perfect solution.  I am especially loving the new infinity scarves.  So cute!

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So, I thought I would try and recreate the look and make my own.  My SIL and I made a trip to Joann's the other day.  They had knit fabric on for 40% off.  So, one and a half yards cost $6.48 plus tax and I got two scarves out of that yard and a half.  That's much better than the $29.90 price tag on the scarf pictured above. 

My fabric was 52 inches in width.  I cute four pieces at 12 inches by 54 inches (the yard and a half length). 

Pin the short sides of the fabric together and sew using about 1/2" seam allowance.  If your fabric has a right and wrong side, pin right sides together and sew.  Press the seams out.


Now fold the long sides together - right sides together and pin.


Stitch using about 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Remove pins.  This will leave you with a long tube.  Turn the tube inside out.  This is where it gets a little confusing.  It's not hard to do, just hard to explain.  Take the ends of your long tube and match up your seams.


Now put some pins in from the seam to about half way around the tube.


Now, begin to sew the sides together on the inside of your tube. 



You can tell from the picture that you're kind of flipping the inside out just long enough to sew.  It doesn't have to be perfect since it'll be on the inside.  Sew almost all the way around, leaving about an inch opening to push the seams inside.  You'll be left with this:


Now just blind stitch that opening closed.  All finished!  You can wrap it several times.  The below picture is wrapped three times.


Okay, so I don't look like a fashion model, but you get the idea, right?  Now, I just need to get some more knit fabric.  I'm pretty sure I need one in every color, except yellow.  I look horrible in yellow.  ICK! 

Wanna closer look?





Have a great day!!!

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20 comments:

  1. Really cute, Tanya! I'm not a scarf person, but it's because I don't know how to wear one and it makes me feel self-conscious. I used to be the same with jewelry, but I've started to branch out a little more in that department. I think it has something to do with turning 40 that I'm more willing to "stand out".
    Anyway, I might be willing to try a scarf too, since you make it look so cute and easy.

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  2. Very cute! Maybe I can try on of those even with my limited sewing skills! And can I just say, I have always loved your curly hair- so pretty!

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  3. You look maaavelous! My daughters, especially the older one, love the whole scarf thing, and I think they look great.

    I'm going to study this and see if I can do it. I think I can.

    (Do I sound like a little engine to you?)

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  4. SO cute! I am not good at sewing but I think I might be able to do that thanks to your step by step instructions. Thanks for making it look doable!

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  5. Really cute! I'm with you, I'm not a jewelry girl either and would much rather have a cute scarf like that one. I'm not much of a sewer but I do have a machine and always appreciate finding projects even I can probably tackle, LOL!

    Michelle
    A-Tisket A-Tasket

    Still having problems posting comments on my account, arrgh!

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  6. Tanya you look beautiful! I love that scarf! I can not swe so I will have to look at yours with envy!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  7. Good job! I love it! You might want to check my blog out... I think you would like it!

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  8. Nicely done. I love a good scarf. Great tutorial.

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  9. So cute! I think I might need one in every color too... and many, many patterns. :) Great job! Found you from Serenity Now!

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  10. You look fabulous! I love the scarf. I don't look great in scarves...can't ever figure out how to get them to lay exactly right. (FYI,I wouldn't worry about the buttons. Most bloggers would rather have a text link anyways--better for SEO). :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back-I appreciate that!). :)

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  11. Super cute! I am so afraid of knit but I may have to put that aside for this beauty :)

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  12. This is a great tutorial and great Christmas gift. I am going to have to try this!! Thanks so much!!!

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  13. this is a beautiful scarf. shouldd we stitch and remove the pins first before sewing the two short ends?

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  15. can you make a youtube tutorial on this please please please!!! ive been staring at this for 20 mins trying to figure out how you sewn this and cut your fabric

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