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DIY Infinity Scarf

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I was in a crafty mood the other day and I put together a really easy DIY infinity scarf so I thought I would turn it into a DIY for you all.

You will need:

  • Fabric, I don’t have dimensions. Your piece will need to be fairly large, a good rule of thumb is that the width of the scarf will be about one quarter of the width of the fabric and the circumference of the scarf will be about 4 times the length of the fabric.
  • Matching thread
  • A sewing machine (Or fabric glue or a needle to hand sew)
  • And iron and surface to iron on (if you don’t have an ironing board just use a table and place a towel underneath the fabric you are ironing so you don’t ruin the table)
  • Sewing pins

First you need to wash and iron your fabric.

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Then, lay it out on your table and fold it in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again.

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Next, cut along each of the folds.

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Make sure that everything is even so that you end up with four pieces that are the same dimensions. My fabric liked to move around a lot so I ended up pinning it in place.

Split your four pieces into two pairs and pin the short ends of each of the pairs with the right sides together.

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Sew them together using a 5/8in seam allowance.

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You now have two longer pieces. Pin two of the shorter ends of those pieces with right sides together and sew them together using a 5/8in seam allowance so that you now have one long piece.

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Iron all of your seams open.

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Pin the long edges of your scarf together inside out.

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Sew the edges together using a 5/8in seam allowance you now have a long tube of fabric.

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Pin and sew one end of your scarf closed using a 5/8in seam allowance.

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Turn your scarf right side out.

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Iron about two inches of the raw edges of the open end of the scarf to the inside the tube.

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The next part is somewhat difficult to explain so bear with me.

Lay your scarf stretched out flat. Pick up one end of the scarf and bring it around and lay it so that it overlaps by about three inches with the other end so that you can hold it up as a large circle with no twists in it.

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Pin your ends in place.

Sew the ends together by making two seams about a half inch away from each end.

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Trim all of your threads and iron your scarf if you want it to be flat.

You now have an infinity scarf! Pair it with your favorite shirt and wear it with pride knowing you made it yourself!

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Have a great day!

-Maizy

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