It is getting to the time of year where we watch Lambing Live and get ready to give up the diet for the easter eggs but remember before you get spoilt with all that chocolate we each have a special person in our life that we need to spoil more. That person I call Mum, whether this person to you may be a grandparent, mother, auntie or even your dad. Whoever that figure is to you, you should celebrate what they have done for you. I am a big believer that you should do this every day and it shouldn’t be limited to this one day, but if you are looking for a quick easy and free way to spoil that person you have come to the right place. Let’s make that infinity scarf!
Equipment And Materials
- Tape Measure
- Sewing Machine- Optional
- Chalk Pen
- Fabric Scissors
- 1m Fabric
- Lace or Trimming- Optional– Etsy are full of really nice and unique trimmings for those projects that need something but your not a lace and frills person.
To get started if you are using 1 fabric for the whole scarf measure out 22 inches by 60 inches.If you are using 2 fabrics to create your scarf measure 11 inches by 60 inches into both fabrics. Use your ruler to help you create a straight line if you’re using uneven fabric. Use your chalk pen to mark along the width to create a hash line, you can then join this line together and get a nice smooth line to cut. Cut out the fabric and press.
Lay down the fabric with the right side facing up and lay the other fabric on top. Make sure you are placing the right sides together. If you are adding in a trimming to the scarf place this between the two fabric on the edge to catch in the seam. If you are using 1 fabric simply fold over to match the 2 raw edges together. Pin into place and sew with a 1/4 inch seam. Repeat for the other side and move on to the next step.
Once you have sewn together and created a tube of fabric you then want to take your fabric to the ironing board and press. Make sure you have pressed your seams so once you turn them through they will be crisp and clear. Turn your tube through to the right way and press your seams once again. To create a nice crisp seam roll the fabric between your fingers as if you are rolling play dough sausage shape. This will make the scarf finish neat and tidy.
To create the loop of the fabric, the 2 raw open ends need to be joined together. To do this you need to fold the strip in half to match up the edges. Take the 2 middle pieces of fabric and pin together, so out of the 4 layers you should have joined the 2 middle pieces. Sew them together and press open. This will create a seam allowance to allow you to iron over a fold to join to the other side. This fold should overlap the other edge, pin that into place and slip stitch into place. Remove all pin and give the scarf another press and you are done.
If you are confident you can add in different patches of fabric to create something more colourful or can simplify the scarf to be more traditional. This is a great project for beginners, intermediates and the more skilled sewers. I love this project as you can personalise it to match the person receiving it, make it with pom-pom edging or tassel or just a little lace, be as creative as you like.