Quick project – Infinity Scarf
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:
- Fold the length of knit right sides together, pin and serge or sew it together.
- 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.
- Pin and sew it together, leaving a 4 inch opening to turn it right sides out.
- 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.
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.