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Free Scarf Cuff Tutorial & Purse Charm Pattern

Scarves are such a great accessory to add dimension and texture to a great capsule wardrobe; but quite frankly, some scarves are just unruly and it can be confusing how to tie or wear some. A recent Pinterest scan revealed a very adorable solution: a scarf cuff! A bit of work later and here is a cute free scarf cuff tutorial for you!

This little beauty is an accessory for your accessory. Not only is it darling, but it’s functional, too. Plus with absolutely no modification it makes a great purse charm too.

Here’s how to make one of your own:

What You’ll Need

  • Supplies – Purchase (or gather) your pretties and closures.
  • Fabric – Leather, faux leather, felt, etc. The cuff uses less than a 5” x 11” piece of fabric, so this is a great scrap buster. You could even use a woven fabric with a bit of interfacing.
  • Closure – At least two sets of metal or plastic snaps. While this tutorial pictures snaps, you could easily use Velcro, buttons, or even magnets!

To download your pattern pieces and full tutorial, click here:

Preparation

  1. Print the pattern. There is one rectangle for the band and five graded flower shapes. If you have a cutting machine (Cricut, Silhouette, etc.), the provided pattern works great as an imported image.
  2. Cut your pieces. You can simply use one layer of each size or even layer several flowers of each size for a more substantial look. If you are using a woven fabric: cut two rectangles with an added seam allowance, sew right-sides-together, turn right-sides-out, and topstitch).

Assembly

1. Pierce or punch each flower.

2. Layer the flowers and secure together.

3. Pierce or punch the center of the band and attach the opposite piece of the closure used in Step 2 above, making sure the flower and the band connect/snap together.

4. Pierce or punch each end of the band and attach a closure to each end, making sure they connect/snap together.

Celebrate! You did it!

Wear your me-made scarf cuff proudly, and please be sure to share your creation on Mummykins & Me’s Facebook page to inspire others to make their own scarf cuff – or bracelet, or purse charm … the possibilities are endless!

And check out the FREE Mummykins & Me infinity scarf tutorial for two-times the fun!

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Adult and Children’s Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Have someone with a cool weather birthday that you need a present for? Infinity scarves are perfect! They’re quick, easy, and super cute too! Of course you can always do some selfish sewing and make one for yourself instead. In this Infinity Scarf Tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make one in either a child or adult size.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

I had to bribe my child with snacks to keep her scarf on, but it does look oh so adorable when it stays put. Hopefully you’ll have better luck!

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

You can use pretty much any kind of fabric for infinity scarves. I used a sweater knit from Sincerely Rylee on one side of my child scarf and a floral jersey rayon blend from Girl Charlee on the other side. For an adult version I used flannel on one side and fleece on the other.

One thing to note is that if you may want to adjust your measurements slightly if using a thinner or thicker fabric. Go a bit narrower and longer if using a super thick combo and a bit wider and shorter if using really thin, drapey fabric.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

So let’s get started!

 

You can either follow the tutorial directly on the blog below… or download the full tutorial in PDF format by going here

 

What You Need:

Adult Size: Two 60″ x 10″ strips of fabric; they can be the same or contrasting (one strip is for the outer, the other strip is for the inside/lining)

Child Size: Two 44″ x 8″ strips of fabric

Matching thread

 

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

You can either cut your fabric in one piece along the selvedge, or if it is directional, you can cut it along the cut edge and sew two shorter pieces together to get your total length. If you chose the latter, cut out two pieces that equal your total length, plus 3/8″ and lay them together with right sides facing. Sew along the short end with a 3/8″ seam allowance, as shown above, so you end up with one long piece. Do the same for your second piece if needed.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

After you have your two rectangles cut out, lay them together with right sides touching and pin along the top and bottom of the long sides. Sew along both long sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Tip: It is a good idea to sew the same direction for both sides in case your fabric walks on you. That way you can just trim the excess of the bottom edge and your fabric won’t be twisted.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Once you have a long tube, press your seams and then fold the tube inside itself, so right sides are touching.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Match up your seams and pin around the opening.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Sew around your opening, leaving 2″-3″ unsewn so you can turn your scarf right side out.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Turn your scarf right side out by pushing it through the opening  you left. The last step is to hand sew or top stitch the opening closed. All set! You now have an infinity scarf!