I recently decided to make some faux fur infinity scarves for Christmas presents this year. I haven’t made an infinity scarf since the two I made for my Italy trip last year. I thought it would be easy to sew a few scarves together quickly.
After several tries and several bouts with the seam ripper, I decided my instructions from last year were not very clear. So, I’m revising the infinity scarf instructions, and this time I hope they are easier to follow. Here are the steps:
1. Choose a piece of fabric that is at least 1 1/2 yards long. The width of the piece is dependent upon the thickness of the fabric. For example, last year I made my silk scarves with fabric that was 60 inches wide, and they were quite chunky. If I were to make those scarves again, I would cut the fabric in half to 30 inches. I think that would make a nice silk infinity scarf. But, since faux fur is so much thicker, you would need a narrower piece. My faux fur was about 56 inches wide, and I cut it into four pieces, each 14 inches wide. So, you have to play around with the width a little bit, depending on the type of fabric you are using.
2. Fold the fabric piece in half lengthwise, right sides together.
3. Beginning about 4 inches from the end, stitch along the open edge, using a small seam allowance (about 1/4 inch). Stitch to about 4 inches from the other end.
4. Sewing up the edge creates a tube. Now take one end of the tube and push it into the tube until that end reaches the other end (see the picture above). Now the two ends are right sides together and can be stitched from edge to edge using a small seam allowance.
5. Once you have sewn the end together, you will have a hole in the scarf. Turn the fabric right side out through the hole.
6. Finally, hand stitch the hole from the right side.
I hope these instructions are easier to understand. Enjoy your infinity scarves.