The winter weather we're (finally) having is warming my heart and making me want to wear warm things around my neck. So a week ago I made an infinity scarf, which I love, but wanted to customize it a bit more to the length I prefer and add some flannel to the inside for an extra cozy feel.
Also, I shortened the length from the other tutorials I found so it wouldn't hang so low. In doing that, I wanted to give an alternative to putting it on over the head since I usually put my scarves on as I'm walking out the door, after my hair and makeup are done.
This scarf is really super simple, and will take you about 30 minutes to make. I hope you enjoy this little Christmas gift from me to you!
What you will need:
- 52" X 11 1/2" outside fabric
- 52" X 11 1/2" lining fabric (I used flannel)
- 3 buttons
- water soluable marker
- three 2 5/8" lengths of 1/8" cording (I used my size 6 clover biased tape maker to make the 1/4" tape then folded it in half and sewed the folded edges together to get the 1/8" cording. Also, with the size 6 bias tape maker, you start with a 1/2" strip of fabric. Here's a pic of sewing the folded 1/4" tape in half. I had to move my needle position to get the feed dogs to feed it through:
Note: All seam allowances are 3/8".
1. With right sides together, sew the lining and outside pieces together along one of the 52" edges and press the seam open.
2. Sew a gathering stitch along the two shorter ends of the joined lining and outside fabrics. Do this by lengthening your stitch length as much as you can and sewing 1/8" and then 1/4" from each edge.
3. Pull the threads on one side of your gathering stitches to gather the scarf ends so they are 12". Make sure the lining and the outside fabrics are evenly gathered, so each one is 6".
4. Topstitch 1/4" from each edge to tack the gathers down.
5. Fold your three lengths of cording in half and pin them down along the edge of the short edge of outside fabric, lining up the raw edges of the cording with the edge of the fabric with the loops inwards. Topstitch the loops down so they don't shift.
6. Fold the scarf in half, right sides together along the first long seam you sewed, and pin the three remaining edges together. Sew the three edges together, leaving a 3" hole along the long edge for turning.
7. Turn the scarf, press, and either hand sew the opening closed or topstitch it closed with your machine.
8. Evenly mark and sew your buttons onto the gathered edge that doesn't have the loops, about 1 1/2" from the gathered edge.
You are done!
I would love to see the scarves you make from this tutorial! Please post them to the sewtakeahike flickr group here!