Infinity Scarf Tutorial - 101SEW - Beginner Project with all Straight Lines
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Tutorial – Beginner Project – Infinity Scarf

Infinity Scarves are all the rage these days, layers during the winter provide warmth and comfort. But did you know instead of paying those prices you can make one for more than half the cost and your favorite fabrics!

We will walk through the process to build a simple tube scarf from a rayon fabric. This process will work for all fabrics.

Let’s begin!

 

What you need is a 1/2 yard of cotton (for a beginner this will be the easiest fabric to handle). Cut the fabric in half at eighteen inches so you have 2 strips.

Thread – Polyester/All Purpose and pick a thread that is the most prominent color in the design, this will help to hide any stitches that will be seen.

Needle – Choose a needle that is suitable for your chosen fabric. Cotton a 12 or 14 will be fine. Working Sewing Machine. Scissors, pins, and seam ripper!

Here we go!

Sewing an Infinity Scarf
Fabric and Needles
When choosing your fabric make sure you have a needle that is appropriate.
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Take the two strips, face them right sides together. Pin one end together.

Check your stitch length (2.5) and stitch width (0).
Check your stitch length (2.5) and stitch width (0).
Sewing the first end of the scarf
Sew the ends together using a 5/8 inch seam allowance.
sewing the first stitches of an infinity scarf
Nice and clean stitch! Make sure to backstitch when you start and stop each line of stitches.
Finger pressing
Finger press open the seam
You want to be looking at the right side of the fabric
Turn fabric, so that the right side is facing up
Sewing the tube
Fold fabric in half lengthwise and pin all the way down, leave hand print (5 inches) open at each end.

Sewing the tube

Sewing the tube
Fold fabric in half lengthwise and pin all the way down, leave hand print (5 inches) open at each end.
Move the stitch width to 3.5
Stitch Length (2.5) stitch width (3.5) – this will produce a 3/8 inch seam allowance when butt the fabric up to the presser foot.
easy seam allowance tip
The needle is now centered. Now from the needle to the right side of the presser foot is 3/8 inch
easy tip to have straight seams
Stitch Length (2.5) stitch width (3.5) – this will produce a 3/8 inch seam allowance when butt the fabric up to the presser foot.
Stop at the last pin which is about 5 inches to the raw edge.
Turn the tube right side out. Then, match up both ends of the tube and with right sides together match up the fabric corner to corner. The tube is now a circle.
Take your time
Take your time to line up the corners this will make a nicer finished project
Pin corners and long edge
Matched and ready to pin
Pinned up
Pinned up and will be sewing with a 5/8 seam allowance from corner to corner
setting your stitch width and stitch length
Set your stitch length (2.5) and stitch width (0)
Sew at a 5/8 seam allowance using a straight stitch. Back stitch at the beginning of your stitch and the end
A nice straight stitch!
Open your seam
Open seam and finger press open
close up the hole! When you close up the hole, your fabric should fold slightly into the hole to leave a clean edge, and pin
You can either sew this edge closed using a 1/8 inch seam allowance or you can hand stitch the hole closed.
All Done!
Wrap around one or two times for a layered effect!

 

Enjoy!! What other tutorials would you like to see? Leave a comment below 😀

Jesy Anderson

The owner of Needle, Ink and Thread, Located in Beavercreek, Ohio. I love teaching, it really is my passion. The "lightbulb" moments are my favorite! I am so excited to share my passion of sewing, design, and art with you! I was also a former co-owner of Sew Dayton.

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