How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

With the weather turning cooler I am always looking for ways to stay warm even when outside. It is part of the reason I made the reusable hand warmers. That’s when I got the idea of making an infinity scarf as I love how practical they are to keep your neck warm, plus they look cute. I was surprised at how quick it was to sew this project as it only takes about 15 minutes and about five dollars worth of fabric and thread. As most high-quality infinity scarfs cost twenty to thirty dollars in stores. I will show you how to sew an infinity scarf with a step by step tutorial below.

Easy Sew Infinity Scarf

I love how the infinity scarf turned out. My daughter liked it as well so she asked me to make her one as well. I am going to let her pick out the fabric as while she liked the scarfs I made she wanted a different style. Plus it will give me a chance to start teaching her how to sew as she has been wanting to learn. As with all the sewing projects we share at Happiest Camper, you can customize with colors or patterns of fabric to the end-users liking or style.

SUPPLIES TO SEW AN INFINITY SCARF

Supplies for Infinity Scarf
  • Fabric – Your choice but I chose a Luxe Flannel from JoAnn’s. It is very lightweight and super soft. The cheaper the flannel, the thicker and bulkier it will feel. You can also make the scarf with another type of fabric (cotton, fleece, etc.) if you wish.
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing Pins or clips
  • As with most sewing projects you will need an iron, ironing board, and sewing machine.

HOW TO SEW AN INFINITY SCARF

Iron Scarf Fabric

Wash, dry and press the fabric. This is important because the fabric will possibly shrink and shift during washing. Remember you can always customize the fabrics to your liking. Now on to the cutting and sewing of the infinity scarf.

Cut the Scarf Fabric

I bought 2 yards of my fabric. This created 2 scarves. I wanted the length that the two yards would provide. If you bought two yards of fabric, you’ll need to cut it in half lengthwise. You’ll end up with two strips of fabric that are 70”-72” long each. If you want to save time, fold your fabric in half (short side touching short side) twice and then cut with your rotary cutter. (so you end up with two 36” long pieces) You can make a scarf for yourself and one for a friend! We will go through the remainder of the steps on how to make an infinity scarf for one. Once you complete the scarf simply repeat if you are making a second.

Folded Fabric

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise (long side touching long side) with the right sides of the fabric together.

Pattern Matching

Try your best to line up the pattern if needed so the seam won’t be as visible. See the picture above of the scarf fabric matching up the pattern so you can easily replicate it.

Pining the Fabric to Sew

Pin along the long sides to hold the matching patterns in your next step in how to sew an infinity scarf.

Sewing Pattern Seam

Stitch along the long side edge with ½” inseam, removing pins as you sew. This will help give your infinity scarf some shape.

Press Seam

Press the seam you just sewed open – see photos. This will create a fuller look for your scarf rather than it laying super flat.

Turn Tube inside out

For the next step in how to sew an infinity scarf, you need to reach inside the tube you’ve just created and pull the fabric through, turning the tube right side out.

Folding Edge

Fold one open end of the tube inside itself about 1”. Press well to crease and hold.

Circle Scarf

Create a circle with your tube of fabric and tuck the non-folded end inside of the folded end. Try to line up your pattern the best you can if needed.

Pinned Circle

Now the seam edge of both ends should meet in the same place. Pin a few times across the fold of your in-process infinity scarf.

Stitching Infinity Scarf

Stitch along the folded edge with ¼” seam allowance (or less if you feel comfortable – right up next to the folded edge will be great!). You’ll be sewing across 4 layers of fabric, so you may need to help the fabric feed through the presser foot. If you have a walking foot for your machine, you can use that if you’re experiencing issues. My fabric fed through well and I did not need to use my walking foot.

Infinity Scarf

That’s it you have now sewn and completed your infinity scarf. I love how it came out and how simple it was to make.

Wear your infinity scarf

Put your infinity scarf on your neck, then twist and loop on your neck again. Fluff and pull the fabric out to make it appear more full. Now you know how to sew an infinity scarf. If you bought the 2 yards of fabric as I did just repeat the steps again for the second infinity scarf. I love this because it is totally customizable and much cheaper than buying a scarf in the store.

How to Sew an Infinity Scarf

If you liked this tutorial on how to sew an infinity scarf, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make the infinity scarf take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices others make.

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How to Make an Infinity Scarf

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

We show you with a simple step by step tutorial with pictures on how to sew an infinity scarf. This is a simple sewing project that even a beginner can complete in minutes.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

  • Fabric
  • Thread

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and press the fabric.
  2. If you bought two yards of fabric, you’ll need to cut it in half lengthwise. You’ll end up with two strips of fabric that are 70”-72” long each. If you want to save time, fold your fabric in half (short side touching short side) twice and then cut with your rotary cutter.
  3. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise (long side touching long side) with the right sides of the fabric together. Try your best to line up the pattern if needed so the seam won’t be as visible. See pictures for examples of this.
  4. Pin along the long sides to hold.
  5. Stitch along the long side edge with ½” inseam, removing pins as you sew.
  6. Press the seam you just sewed open – see photos. This will create a fuller look for your scarf rather than it laying super flat.
  7. Reach inside the tube you’ve just created and pull the fabric through, turning the tube right side out.
  8. Fold one open end of the tube inside itself about 1”. Press well to crease and hold.
  9. Create a circle with your tube of fabric and tuck the non-folded end inside of the folded end. Try to line up your pattern the best you can if needed. The seam edge of both ends should meet in the same place. Pin a few times across to fold.
  10. 1Stitch along the folded edge with ¼” seam allowance or less if you feel comfortable – right up next to the folded edge will be great!. You’ll be sewing across 4 layers of fabric, so you may need to help the fabric feed through the presser foot.
  11. Put your scarf on your neck, then twist and loop on your neck again. Fluff and pull the fabric out to make it appear more full.

Notes

I bought 2 yards of my fabric and this created 2 scarves.

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