With the cooler weather, a fleece infinity scarf helps you stay warm while outdoors. It feels good to have something soft, comfy around your neck on chilly days.
If you know how to use a sewing machine, you can sew a fleece infinity scarf. You only need basic sewing skills to complete this project so it's perfect for the beginner sewist. And it's fast, easy and so much fun.
This fleece infinity scarf is sewn with no raw edges showing, which makes it look much more store-bought and professional!
The sewing pattern for the infinity scarf is absolutely free (in fact no pattern is necessary) and the best part, the completed project from cutting to sewing takes only about 30 minutes.
For this sewing project just about any fabric can be used. We are using fleece which works really well and drapes nicely, but jersey, quilting cotton, linen or other apparel fabric also works well.
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With this tutorial, learn how to sew this homemade infinity scarf in no time! Just watch this video and keep reading for the photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions below.
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WHAT IS AN Infinity scarf?
An infinity scarf gets its name from being a large, closed continuous loop of fabric without ends. It is also known as a loop scarf or circle scarf. It can be typically worn around the neck in many different trendy ways.
Infinity scarves come in many different sizes and fabrics. They can be worn in an assortment of manners - the traditional single loop, the double loop, the shawl, the hood, the tie look, to name a few.
If given a choice between a traditional scarf and an infinity scarf, I'll always choose the infinity scarf. No tying, no fringe, no coming undone! The ideal length every time and perfectly cozy around the neck.
They're the impeccable accessory any time of year or the perfect trendy wardrobe accessory for a scarf person.
They're so easy to make on your own.
So without further ado, let’s learn how to sew an infinity scarf.
DIY Infinity Scarf tutorial
To make the fleece infinity scarf you will need:
- Fleece fabric
- Coordinating Thread
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- Quilter Cutting Mat (optional)
- Sewing Needle
- As with most sewing projects you need a sewing machine, iron and ironing board.
how much fabric do you need for the infinity scarf?
To sew a fleece infinity scarf, you'll need 1/2 yard of fleece fabric that is 58" to 60" wide. The 58" to 60" will be the width of the fabric (WOF) if you are new to sewing.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR makING the fleece infinity scarf
STEP 1: CUTTING THE INFINITY SCARF FABRIC
The half yard of fleece fabric should be 18" wide. However, sometimes the fabric store does not cut the fabric exactly straight. So, align your two fabric selvages (selvages together) along a line on the cutting mat so it's straight. Using a ruler, cut off a small amount so that the edge is straight.
Next, align the straight edge and the selvage along two lines on the mat. Measure approximately 18" from the previously cut edge. Use your ruler and rotary cutter to cut straight across the fabric. This will give you a piece of fabric that is approximately 18 inches wide by 58 - 60 inches long. If it's a little less than 18" that's fine.
Cut off the selvage from the non-folded short edge (the 18" edge) of the fabric.
STEP 2: SEWING THE LONG SIDE OF INFINITY SCARF
Take the rectangular fabric and fold it in half lengthwise, lining up the long sides with the right sides together. Pin along the long side to hold it in place. If you feel comfortable sewing without pinning it, that's ok too.
With the sewing machine, stitch the long sides together using a half-inch seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end, and if using pins remove them as you sew. Backstitch is sewing a few stitches forward, then sewing backward a few stitches and then begin sewing forward again.
After sewing this long edge, the scarf is now a very long tube.
STEP 3: CENTERING AND IRONING INFINITY SCARF
Lay the scarf on the ironing board with the seam in the middle of the scarf. With the iron, press the seam open.
Turn the scarf right side out by reaching inside the tube with your hand and grab the other end and pull that end to turn it right side out.
STEP 4: FOLDING LONG TUBE PIECE IN HALF
The next step is to fold the infinity scarf in half until the two raw edges meet (the pretty side of the fabric is together).
Do not twist the fabric as it's being pulled. The seams should be lined up on top of each other as shown below. Neatly align the raw edges of the short ends. Pin all the way around the circle.
Bring the piece to your sewing machine and begin sewing around the circle using a half-inch seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end, and leave a 4 or 5-inch opening. This opening will be used to turn the scarf right side out.
STEP 5: TURNING INFINITY SCARF AND FINISH
It is time to turn the scarf right side out. Reach into the opening and begin pulling the fabric out through the turning opening. Continue pulling until the scarf is entirely out.
Tuck the raw edges of the opening inward, pinch the edges together so it lines up with the seam allowance and pin the opening closed.
With a needle and thread, hand sew the opening closed with a ladder stitch.
Ta-Dah! It's finished.
Once you make one fleece infinity scarf and see how easy it is, you'll want to make more for yourself or as an easy homemade gift for family and friends.
We hope you enjoyed learning how to make this infinity scarf.
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