Thursday, December 1, 2011

To Infinity and Scarfond!

How many times have I heard someone say, "My neck is cold"? Never, but I don't care. If necks could talk they would say that they want to be warm and fashionable all day long. The answer to their prayers is the infinity scarf! They are my new obsession to wear and to make. I think I wanted to blog about them just so I could make more...

Step 1: Buy 1.75 yards of fabric. I have used all types of fabric. Just make sure what you choose will be comfortable around your neck and will lay correctly. You have to buy enough fabric to make two scarves because you need the length, but only half the width. Give the other one to a friend or use the extra fabric for another project. You could work with half the amount, but you'd just have to do a little more sewing. 

Step 2: Lay out the fabric and fold in half, right sides together. 


Step 3: Remove any attention seeking cats (He is so annoying during craft times! Crafts are not beds! He also likes to play with the scissors while I'm cutting...Ooo, shiny). Cut along the folded edge. Surprise! It's twins - awesome scarf twins! 

Step 4: Take one piece of fabric and fold it in half, right sides together. Then pin the two layers together at the edges. Almost time to sew! (If you are planning on making both scarves, doing a sort of assembly line seems to go faster instead of totally completing one and then starting the other).

Step 5: Starting 2 inches down, sew down the length of the fabric with a 1/2" seam allowance, stopping 2 inches from the bottom. The 2 inches don't have to be exact. You just need an opening wide enough to pull the scarf through later. 

Step 6: Sew a zig-zag stitch parallel to your regular stitch to prevent fraying. You can avoid this step if you own pinking shears. I, unfortunately, do not. I was going to buy some, but they were like $20! Why?? They would definitely save you a lot of time though.

 Now you'll have the same long piece, just sewn together to form a tube.

Step 7: This is where it gets confusing. Starting at the bottom, begin turning the fabric up inside the tube toward the top...kind of like you were going to turn it inside out, but...outside in? Keep doing this until the bottom raw edge reaches the top raw edge.

The bottom edge will look like this. It reminds me of those gel tubes they have near store checkout counters that jump out of your hand when you pick them up and then you have to run around the store looking stupid while they bounce away. "Maybe I can hold it this time...Nooope."

The other end will look like this with raw edges.

Step 8: Pin the two layers of the circle together.

Step 9: Sew completely around the circle with a regular stitch and then with the zig-zag stitch.

Step 10: Almost done! Now you have that 2 inch opening. Pull the scarf inside out through the hole and then admire your work before the last step!

Step 11: Fold the fabric in to line up with the rest of the scarf and pin it closed. Then stitch the opening closed. You can do a blind stitch if you don't want the seam to be visible, but I'm too lazy. If your thread is the same color as the fabric, it's hard to notice, especially when the scarf is bunched up. Now your scarf is finished! You will have one long...infinite piece of fabric. Double it up around your neck and see how cute you look!

Step 12: Look and feel better than everyone else in your amazing scarf! Is your outfit bland? Scarf = instant cool.

Do you need any Christmas or general gift ideas? INFINITY SCARVES! These scarves work for all types of people such as...

Bearded tuba players!

Cats named Bear!

Hot moms (with adorable, fashionable babies)!


Hockey players! (Go Sabres!)

Trendy teens!

...and cats named Scraggles!

See? You can please anyone on your list! But I forgot one person...

Aubrey, this one's for you! You weird dinosaur lover, you. 



  1. Love you blog Katie! It's fun and funny and charming and well-written!

  2. Thanks so much, Uncle George! It's been a lot of fun. We're glad we finally went through with one of our ideas! Hope you're doing well and are enjoying the holidays!