TUTORIAL: From Remnant to Striped Infinity Scarf

I love scarves! It’s the easiest fashion accessory for the person who wants to add a little color without breaking the bank. And last week, when I scored a deal on the HGTV Home Chevron fabric remnant from Jo-Ann Fabrics, I also scored this touch of lace with modern gray rayon/polyester fabric - Fashion Knit Fabric, Lace Stripe Jacquard Knit in Gray & White remnant (Item: 12946216) – for $3!

Source: Jo-Ann Fabrics

This piece of remnant fabric reminded me of my very raggedy old Gap cotton tee infinity scarf. My infinity scarf traveled with me to almost every overseas travel destination last year. I scarcely wanted to part with it when it was warm outside, even in warm Mediterranean weather in Cyprus.

Here’s a simple tutorial to whip up one very fast and easy infinity scarf, stitching only once!

Supplies:

Scissors
Remnant fabric
Matching thread
Sewing machine
Measuring tape

Instructions:

Step 1. Measure the length and width of your current infinity scarf. In my case, the measurements are approximately: 24″ (W) x 68″ (L). Please note that 68″ is the full length of the loop. The scarf will hang 34″ inches after it is sewn together.

Remnant to Infinity Scarf measurements photo

Step 2. Cut new fabric to desired length and width. Because the width of the remnant fabric was wider, I chose to keep it wider than the Gap scarf to give the new scarf added volume. Note: I cut on the gray part of the fabric, not on the lace because it does not have the elasticity that the gray piece does.

gray stripe infinity scarf

Step 3. Pull on sides of fabric until it begins to curl. You don’t have to worry about hemming the fabric on the sides.

remnant to infinity scarf

Step 4. Pin ends of fabric into place. Stitch.

IMG_0504gray stripe infinity scarf stitch sewingStep 5. Voila! Project complete! And in less than 30 minutes!

remnant to gray stripe infinity scarf

If you’re a novice sewer, like me, go ahead and take a look at the remnant fabric section at Jo-Ann’s. You just never know what treasures you’ll find. And the risk is small because you know you got such a great deal on fabric.

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From my hometown to yours,

Betty

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