I was trying to think of something fun to sew my sister for Valentine’s Day. When I took a look through my fabric stash for inspiration, I found just what I needed. This fun polka dot fabric needed to be made into an infinity scarf for her. It was colorful and cute, just like my sister! The infinity scarf was simple to sew and didn’t take much time at all. I used one yard of fabric for a shorter scarf. Use two yards if you want a longer scarf that doubles around the neck.
Remember to wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you begin. Lay your fabric down and straighten it out. Even off the crosswise grain of your fabric (the width) using scissors or a rotary cutter. Do this for the other end as well.
You’re only going to use half of the fabric for the scarf. Using scissors carefully cut along the fold of the fabric lengthwise. Put away the extra fabric or go ahead and make a second scarf while you’re at it.
Before you sew you want to cut off the selvage (the somewhat stiff lengthwise edges).
With the right sides of your fabric together, pin along the length where the selvage used to be.
Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew along the length only.
Press the seam flat.
Gently pull the fabric right side out. Meet the ends of the tube together, matching the seams. Pin in place.
Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, start sewing about an inch above where you placed your pin on the seam. Sew the ends together slowly. Make sure not to catch any extra fabric under your needle.
Eventually you’ll end up with something that looks like this mess. When you can’t sew any more using your machine, remove the fabric making sure to back stitch.
Straighten out your fabric and find the hole in the seam that you’ll need to finish by hand.
I used a slip stitch to close the seam.
Pull apart the layers of fabric to fluff it up and enjoy your infinity scarf!