Every time I pull out my sewing machine, I wonder why it’s been so long since I have used that bad boy. For those who didn’t know, this blog originally began as a sewing blog because of my love for the hobby, but after having kids I turned more towards quick crafts. But I’m excited to be sharing a Quick and Easy Knit Infinity scarf tutorial today as part of Scarf Week, hosted by The Thinking Closet.
I have had this knit material in my stash for probably two years. I received it in one of those Pick Your Plum Grab Boxes. I’ve been saving it for a rainy day, but I decided to use it for this fun, summery scarf.
- 1 yard knit fabric
- Sewing machine and thread
Begin by straightening up the edges of the material. If the material has stripes, it can make it easy. Just cut along the edge of the stripes to make sure the material is even.
Fold the material in half to form a long tube. Pin at the edges.
Sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Trim the seam.
Turn the tube right side out.
Put the seam in the middle of the back of the tube.
Place one end of the tube inside the other end. Fold the raw edge of the outer end under approximately 1/2″. Pin all the way around, making sure to catch the opposite end in the pins. This step can take the longest. It’s important to make sure the material is kept even while pinning. Watch out for material that puckers up. Use a ton of pins! If using striped fabric, try to match the stripes the best of your ability.
Sew very close to the folded and pinned edge. Remove the pins. Trim any threads. Wear your handmade scarf with pride!
Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?
The sewing fun has only just begun! Be sure to chomp those
shark scarf teeth into each of these inspirational D.I.Y. projects hitting the blog-o-sphere today.
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
1. Quick and Easy Knit Infinity Scarf by It Happens in a Blink
2. Simplest DIY Lace Infinity Scarf by The Southern Couture
3. Sewing a Patchwork Loop Scarf by It Was Weekend
4. How to Make a Bandana Scarf for Baby by Burlap & Babies
5. Upcycled Scrappy Scarf by Lucky Scarf
6. Lace Trimmed Jersey Knit Scarf by One Dog Woof
7. Scrap-Busting Children’s Scarf With Pockets by Crafty Bonds
8. Easy to Sew DIY Two-Sided Scarf by Apron Strings & Other Things
9. Kids Infinity Scarf by The Crafting Nook
10. Wire Head Scarf Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet
Here’s a glimpse at what’s coming up next!
To access all 5 days of Scarf Week, visit our co-coordinators, Lauren from The Thinking Closet and Vanessa from Tried & True. They’ll be updating their posts with the clickable collages as they go live this week.
I love how simple infinity scarves are. Thanks for the tutorial!!
so cute, and easy! love the bright and cheery stripes. We’ve been having rainy days, which makes me want to sew, and makes me appreciate brighter colors! I’m so glad you shared this during SharkWeek 🙂
I love the fabric you had on hand. It reminds me of orange sherbert (and now I want some… 😉 This still seems like a fairly quick and easy project that could be whipped up during nap time (if the kiddos decided to bless me at the same time 😉 Great job. Adding to my Pinterest “To Do” list…
Maria D. says
Very cool! Thanks for the idea and instructions
Elena aka. Midsommarflicka says
I love all projects that are quick & easy like this one!
If only I would need more scarves, I may sew one like this…… 😉
Melanie, your scarf turned out absolutely beautifully! 🙂
Love it… I always have a hard time sewing knits but this seems a nice and easy one!
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
Knits always intimidate me, but your tutorial has me motivated to do some scrap-busters with the big stash of knits I have waiting for me in my craft closet. Thanks for the easy, breezy do-able instructions, Melanie! And thanks for being a part of Scarf Week 2015. It was bigger, better, and scarfy-er because of you! Off to pin….
Once you get to working with them it is not that bad. I think you will like it!
scarf week is such a fun idea!! I hope to participate next year ;o) Love your scarf!