Who likes to make stuff?! I do! (But you know what I don't like? Taking pictures of myself. So don't pay too much attention to the photo above.) I also love scarves and when this trendy little accessory falls out of favor I will cry into my infinity scarf. I love infinity scarves and I don't care what you say about that. I'm a 30-something mom who wears infinity scarves, skinny jeans, and tall boots. Guess what, I also drive a minivan! Back to the infinity scarf: I think they're fun and pretty and frankly, very practical in these parts because it's COLD here. I'm wearing one right now...along with a fleece jacket because I work in my basement and it's frigid.
Spoonflower prints on a lovely fabric called modern jersey and back when they were offering 2 for 1 fat quarters I ordered 1 fat quarter each of my Vintage Petals and Vintage Petals Ditsy in modern jersey because I've wanted to try making an infinity scarf with them. I used these two tutorials as a starting point: The Fat Quarter Infinity Scarf from Sew Homegrown and the Modern Jersey Infinity Scarf Tutorial from Emma Jeffery on the Spoonflower blog. If you'd like to make your own I really recommend you check them out. There's a reason I don't write sewing tutorials: I would suck at it. I really enjoy sewing and I'm good at it, but something happens when I try to improvise and strike out on my own. Lots of swearing and seam-ripping and putting things together multiple times because I'm no good at visualizing how everything goes together. But as far as sewing projects go this is a really easy one. Perfect beginner project and anyone can do it. Here's how my project went down:
You'll need two fat quarters of fabric. Fold one piece in half (right sides together) the long way and cut along the fold. You'll end up with 2 pieces of fabric approx. 9x28". Repeat with the other fabric.
Connect your two pieces of fabric by aligning the short sides (right sides together) and sew the short short side. Repeat with your other fabric so you have two long pieces of fabric.
Put your two long pieces of fabric right sides together and sew each long side, creating essentially a long tube of fabric.
Reach your arm down the tube and pull the other side up, aligning it with the other side, matching up seams. Sew around the circle, leaving a 4" opening for turning. Pull the scarf through the opening and hand sew the opening closed.
If I were to make this again I would likely add more fabric so I could have a longer, fuller scarf, but I also like projects that utilize such a small amount of fabric. Voila! Infinity scarf! And the great part is you can utilize all the fun and unique prints available on Spoonflower or go to the fabric store and pick out something wonderful just for you for a custom scarf. Then you can take a picture of yourself wearing it and post it online so I don't feel all alone. Happy sewing!