In the fall and winter, I love to wear scarves. Today on Beginner Sewing Projects, I’m going to show you how to make this Easy Lightweight Infinity Scarf! My neck does not like the cold breeze, and when I have a scarf on, I’m not cold. Infinity scarves are a perfect solution in the cold fall and winter weather, but also a fun accessory for your outfit. This is also another really great beginner sewing project. You can use a lot of different types of fabric to make an infinity scarf. I am using apparel stretch fabric, but you could also use woven cotton, silk, flannel, fleece, etc. Because it is a long loop, it does not need to stretch to go over your head, so you don’t need stretch fabric, you just need it long enough to wrap around your head a couple of times. For this infinity scarf, my fabric is 30″ wide and about 60″ long. It’s not quite 60″ long because the fabric on the bolt was 57″. So if you are using different types of fabric that aren’t close to 60″ wide on the bolt, you’re going to need to piece some together to make it about 60″ long.
Shopping for supplies is my favorite! One of the reasons I got into sewing was because of all the different fabric choices and sewing tools and techniques there are. You can personalize this scarf as much or as little as you want! I went with some fun polka dot fabric and I love it. You could choose a fabric that matches your favorite outfit or make one in more neutral colors to wear with more things. The options are as endless as your imagination. I can’t wait to see what all you have chosen for your projects! You’ll need some scissors, and of course your sewing machine! I also always recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. They make life so much easier if you plan on sewing long-term. Are you ready to make your own? Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- Fabric of your choice
- Matching Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
- Iron or heat press
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Sewing Machine
Easy Lightweight Infinity Scarf Tutorial
Step 1. Sew long sides
The first step on this easy lightweight infinity scarf tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. This will act as a preshrinking process so that your stitches don’t pull out when you wash this scarf the first time. Once you have done that, cut your fabric to 30″ by about 60″. Line up your long sides together with the right sides facing together. This makes a long skinny tube. Sew all the way across with a zigzag or stretch stitch.
Step 2. Sew short sides
Next, turn your tube partly right side out, so the raw edges of your short ends are lined up and the fabric is right sides facing together. Sew shut with a zig-zag or stretch stitch, leaving a 4-inch opening so you can turn it right side out.
Step 3. Sew closed
For the last step in this easy lightweight infinity scarf tutorial, turn the scarf right side out. Fold the opening and pin or clip together. You can sew this shut with your sewing machine about 1/8″ from the edge.
Now you have a nice infinity scarf. To wear it, place it on your head, then twist and put it over your head again. You can adjust the length to make it shorter or longer if you don’t want it to wrap around at all, or if you want it to wrap around three times.
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- Line up your long sides together with the right sides facing together. This makes a long skinny tube. Sew all the way across with a zigzag or stretch stitch.
- Next, turn your tube partly right side out, so the raw edges of your short ends are lined up and the fabric is right sides facing together.
- Sew shut with a zig zag or stretch stitch, leaving a 4 inch opening so you can turn it right side out.
- Turn the scarf right side out. Fold the opening and pin or clip together. You can sew this shut with your sewing machine about 1/8″ from the edge.
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