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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Once you have a long tube, press your seams and then fold the tube inside itself, so right sides are touching.
Match up your seams and pin around the opening.
Sew around your opening, leaving 2″-3″ unsewn so you can turn your scarf right side out.
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!