Fall is my favorite time of year. To me, it means pumpkin lattes, boots….and scarves! Over the years I’ve amassed a small scarf collection and I look forward to bringing them out of hibernation as soon as there is a slight chill in the air. Here’s the weird thing—I’ve never sewn a scarf. I’ve only knit them.
So, remember how I had a major craft-fail with my first Jalie scarf-collar top? I was crushed since the fabric I had used was this luscious, faux-Missoni knit that I bought at Fabric Place Basement outside Boston. Well, I was able to salvage some of the fabric to make this infinity scarf. Score!
Infinity scarves are so easy to make too. And, it’s the perfect sewing project to use up any of the fabric scraps you have in your stash. Be sure to use a fabric that is thin, but has decent body to it. If you want more of a cowl look, just make the panel wider.
- Cut out a long length of fabric. For my scarf, I cut out a panel 14” wide x 64” long.
- Fold the panel in half length-wise, with right sides together. Pin and then sew the seam.
- Turn the scarf so it’s right side out. Hand-stitch the ends together.
So, you could spend over $200 on this real Missoni infinity scarf.
Or you could pick up a chevron print—there are a bunch at Fabric.com for $8/yard—and sew your own custom-made scarf.