I live by the seaside and there is nearly always a breeze coming off the sea. So although Spring has certainly sprung, I always have a stash of handmade scarves ready to keep me cosy! A very simple and stylish scarf to make is an infinity scarf, which is a loop of fabric which you wrap around like a snood. You can make it from practically any fabric, my favourites are sheer floaty fabrics and soft jerseys. This tutorial will show you step by step how to stitch your very own infinity scarf.
You will need some jersey fabric, a pair of dressmaking scissors, matching thread and your sewing machine. Cut a piece of fabric approximately 55 inches/140cm long by 24 inches/60cm wide. Trim off the selvedges because they have a different degree of stretch.
**These measurements can easily be adjusted once you have made your first scarf, the dimensions are quite personal as some people love to be able to wrap their scarves several times around.**
Pin the long edges of your fabric right sides together. Then stitch along this edge, using a zig zag stitch. Trim off the excess with pinking shears to reduce the bulk of your finished scarf. Leave the short ends open.
Now you need to sew along this pinned edge. Start back at the seam where you first started pinning and sew around, as far as you can go. Make sure that you are moving the rest of the scarf out of the way as you are sewing. When you have sewn most of the way round, it will look like the photo below. Simply push the seam inside your tube.
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