Skip to content

Quick project – Infinity Scarf

2014 March 23
by elizabeth_admin

I went to a friend’s birthday party last night and was in need of a quick gift.  My mom suggested a scarf and I remembered this knit I bought from Elliott Berman Textiles last year that I have been saving for just such a project.  I love this fabric.  I should have bought more of it and I’m kicking myself now.  I’m really feeling turquoise right now.  Is it a thing?  Or just something I’m into?

I did a cursory search on the interwebs for an infinity scarf tutorial.  There are thousands of them.  Crazy.  I read a few of them and just went my own way.  I only had a yard of this scrumptious fabric, so I didn’t have much to work with.  Damn, I wish I had bought more.  And in the other corally color too.  Darn it!

Ok, so basically, here’s how I made my scarf:

  1. Fold the length of knit right sides together, pin and serge or sew it together.
  2. Pull one end into the tube so that the raw edges meet, right sides together, then twist so one seam meets the center of the other end and vice versa to create the mobius twist.
  3. Pin and sew it together, leaving a 4 inch opening to turn it right sides out.
  4. After turning it out, hand sew the hole closed.

Et voilá, infinity scarf extraordinaire!

I so wish I could keep this scarf.  I sent a quick text to my chic sister and she approved the scarf so I knew I had a winner on my hands.

IMG_8286

 

In other sewing news, my serger is back home… after three visits to the repair shop.  Yes, three!  Needless to say, I won’t be going back to that one again.  At least he didn’t charge me for the last two visits.  It’s working now, but doesn’t feel totally 100% and the plastic casing doesn’t look like it’s on quite right.  I might take it to another repair shop next week.  I can’t believe how hard it is to live without my serger.

Anyway, I hope you are having a good sewing weekend.

6 Responses leave one →
  1. March 23, 2014

    Nice infinity scarf and does make a nice gift!

  2. March 23, 2014

    Thanks for the tutorial. I am itching to make many scarves as gifts. And, I agree with you about the fabric — fabri-licious!

  3. March 23, 2014

    I can’t live without a functioning serger, either. I am feeling that scarf! I keep seeing Elliott Berman fabrics showing up on blogger projects and I must stock up again. I always seem to love my EB makes.

  4. March 23, 2014

    The scarf is pretty! Of course, I am partial to turquoise to begin with, but this looks like a real winner.

    I used to think having a serger was “nice” but now I think it is essential. Actually almost spend more time using that than my regular machine. I hope yours gets fixed soon!

  5. May 27, 2014

    Your mom’s suggestion was right. Infinity scarf is the best present you can give, since it is always IN in fashion. What outfit you have, where you are, occasions, age – infinity scarf is the best! By the way, thank you for sharing this tutorial.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

  1. Another quickie: Infinity Scarf #2 | SEWN

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

  • Follow SEWN...
  • My Weapons of Mass Construction

    Singer Featherweight 221 (1938)
    Baby Lock Imagine
    Brother 2340CV
    Husqvarna Viking Emerald 183
    RIP: Brother 1034D
  • Translation


  • I’m a proud member of




  • I support

    Project 95
  • Archives

  • Categories

  • The Trench Sew Along