infinity scarf tutorial

Infinity Scarf Tutorial – Great Beginner Project – Step by Step Photos

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 that you can make one for more than half the cost and your favorite fabrics instead of paying those prices!

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

Let’s begin the scarf

You need 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. Scissors, pins, and seam ripper! Working Sewing Machine.

Here we go!

Sewing an Infinity Scarf
Fabric and Needles
When choosing your fabric, make sure you have an appropriate needle.
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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 the fabric so that the right side is facing up
Sewing the tube
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and pin all the way down. Leave handprint (5 inches) open at each end.
Sewing the tube
Sewing the tube
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and pin all the way down. Leave handprint (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 butting 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 butting 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 match up the fabric corner to corner with right sides together. The tube is now a circle.
Take your time
Take your time to line up the corners. This will do 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. Backstitch 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!

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