See how to make an infinity scarf using this beginner sewing tutorial, and add a pop of color to your wardrobe – the easy way! This diy infinity scarf is quick and easy to sew. And it’s reversible!
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It’s time to start thinking about transition weather where I live! Though I still walk around wrapped in my super cozy winter fleece neck warmer (free template here), it won’t be so forever. I’m craving spring, and wanted to sew something to wear in the spring.
It surely feels so good to have something around your neck on a chilly morning in the spring or fall, too. It’s a perfect transition weather accessory. So toss on a soft, beautiful infinity scarf that not just comfy but also easy to make. Get ready to make your ever favorite diy accessory for both spring and fall!
I’m super excited about the start of the cozy season and wanted to celebrate by creating some soft scarves for layering.
These scarves are reversible and can be styled in different ways.
What fabric to use for an infinity scarf?
Knits or wovens – they both work well! In this tutorial, I used stretch jersey knit, 95% cotton and 5% spandex, 220g/m2. One side is a sparkle geometric print on grey, and the other side is soft rose. Got them both in my local fabric shop, but I am eyeing the gorgeous floral knits at Peekaboo Fabric Shop here – check them out!
For a thicker version you can try double knits. For woven, double gauze is super cozy and so soft! It also works great with cotton, rayon has a great drape. For a warmer version, try out flannel! Avoid any stiff materials like canvas. Won’t work with that.
You can never go wrong with a print on one side, and a solid on the other:
How long should an infinity scarf be?
Around 60 inches is great for knit fabrics, especially if they are not bulky (like here), any width of fabric from 55″ onwards will be fine. The knit I’m using comes in width of 59″. Let’s see how to make it!
No time to sew now? Save it to Pinterest for later using this link or the image below – so you have it ready for later:
How To Make Infinity Scarf
- two matching pieces of jersey with width of fabric at least 55″ – each 12″ by WOF.
- either serger or a regular home sewing machine and a ballpoint needle
- matching thread
- fabric scissors
- pins or sewing clips
How much fabric do I need for a reversible infinity scarf?
If you want your scarf in two prints, you need two pieces of jersey – 12″ of at least 55″ wide (WOF) to make a reversible infinity scarf.
How To Make Infinity Scarf Step 1
Cut each of the two fabric pieces at 12″ along the lengthwise grain.
How To Make Infinity Scarf Step 2
Place the pieces right-sides-together and stitch along both long edges, securing the seam at the beginning and end to prevent unraveling. If you need help in finding the right and the wrong side of the jersey, check out this Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knits.
Have no serger? No problem. Just use a ballpoint needle on your regular sewing machine, and select a stretch stitch. I was sewing all knits on my own regular sewing machine before I got my serger.
How To Make Infinity Scarf Step 3
Turn the tube halfway: Reach with your hand through one end of the tube and grab the other end. Pull that end through so the two raw edges meet, and they are right sides together:
How To Make Infinity Scarf Step 4
Align the short edges, pin and stitch around. Make sure to leave a turning hole of approximately 5 inches – meaning you won’t sew a full circle around. Secure the seam to prevent unraveling.
How To Make Infinity Scarf Step 5
Turn the infinity scarf right-side-out through the turning hole. Tuck the seam allowance on the turning hole, and sew the opening closed and wear!
I hope this tutorial inspires you to a cozy transition between cold and hot weather – in style!
Make sure to save this tutorial for later, too:
Around 60 inches is great for knit fabrics, especially if they are not bulky (like here), any width of fabric from 55 inches onwards will be fine. The knit I used in this tutorial comes in width of 59 inches.
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