Good morning! Today I am so excited to be taking part in Handmade Holidays, a blog hop where some fantastic bloggers are sharing creative ideas for handmade gifts, decor, and eats for the holidays. Today I’m showing you all how to make an infinity scarf. Making an infinity scarf is very simple AND you can make one even if you don’t sew. That’s right, this one is for all of you out there without a sewing machine.
Scarves are a great (and warm!) accessory. They make a fantastic Christmas gift because they are both practical and fashionable. And given that they are super easy you’re going to want to make some for yourself and a few for loved ones.
Oh, and don’t forget to scroll down to the end to enter to win one of the prize packs from our sponsors and continue on the hop to see even more amazing handmade holiday ideas.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 yards of fabric (*You can actually make 2 scarves from this amount… but you can’t make 1 scarf out of just 1 yard because you need the length that 2 yards give you)
- iron-on adhesive tape (permanent)
- iron & ironing board
- scissors or rotary cutting set
Step 1: Wash, dry, and iron your fabric. For my scarf I used a plaid flannel. You can use other fabrics but just make sure that you can iron the fabric you choose. Lay your fabric down on the ground or a cutting table with the right side up. Cut your fabric in half lengthwise.
Take one half and set it aside. You will only need one half to make a scarf.
Step 2: Fold your piece of fabric in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Lift up the top of your folded over piece. Lay down your iron-on adhesive along the bottom edge of your bottom piece. Iron it on according to the directions on the package. Some iron-on adhesives are different than the one I used so be sure to follow the directions for your specific adhesive.
Step 4: Peel off the paper backing on the top of your iron-on adhesive tape. Then fold the top piece of fabric back down on top of the bottom piece. Iron over the top piece according to the directions on the iron-on adhesive packaging. The top and bottom will now be stuck together. Try not to move it around too much until it cools and sets.
Step 5: Now you have a long tube. Use one of the open ends to turn the tube right side out.
Step 6: Take the ends of your long tube and fold the edges into the tube about 1/2 inch and iron them down. Then stick some of your iron-on adhesive tape under your folded in edge and iron it so that the seam stays down on that one side.
Step 7: Now take the other side and attach the iron-on adhesive all around the outside edge of that end of the tube.
Step 8: Remove the paper backing on that side, slide that end of the tube into the other end of the tube about 3/4 inch (just enough to cover the tape) and iron it according to your package directions.
Now your scarf is complete!
To wear it you stick your head inside the loop.
Then your cross the loop in front of you.
And then bring the bottom loop up around your neck.
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Be sure to check out all the other fabulous holiday gift ideas the other bloggers are sharing today and come back tomorrow for the holiday decor ideas!