Friday, January 25, 2013
Who out there just ADORES the infinity scarf craze?! As y'all know I live in Oregon. Oregon winter starts in December and goes well...through February. BUT our warm weather wear comes out in August. JUST when our Summer really hits. I am NOT thinking about what I may or may not want to wear in January as I lather the kids in sunscreen and enjoy the rays outside! Currently our stores are already stocked with...you can guess it...Summer stuff! AACK! I just want a scarf darn it! I ransacked the Internet (OK and Pinterest!) searching for a tutorial for an infinity scarf. Thinking for sure I would find one. But...I did not! SO I figured I should make one! This took some trial and error so you will have to just "go with it"! I am now so addicted and happy with how it turned out I am also going to make one for my daughters! In mini-size!! First thing...go to your local fabric store and find something that "moves", "stretches" and you will love rockin' with your outfits! I fell in love with some good ol' tee-shirt style cotton fabric! It stretches making it easier to wrap, will wash easily and had plenty of color choices! I came home with off white, maroon and the one you see above! I bought a yard and a 1/2 Which I should get about 3 scarves from (think friends...birthdays...gifts etc!) If you don't want that many you can go from this method you see below:
Measure for whom you are making the scarf for. For me I cut my fabric 59x9". As you can see with Mushy I wrap around twice (how I would wear it!) and set the measuring tape where I would want the scarf to fall...with this sweet pea you can see she is holding it at the 42" mark. I will then add an inch to give myself room for the inseams! SO would be 43" and the width I will do the same as mine so 43x9".
I first took my fabric and matched up the ends so it was folded in 1/2 this way I was saving myself inches to cut (doubled up basically). I cut the ends off to make sure I have a nice clean straight surface...cause I am type A like that!
This is where you will measure...and cut your fabric. Remember I have my fabric folded in 1/2 (doubled up) so that I save on cutting! I also decided I wanted to cut mine to sew each end. The reason I decided this is I wanted it to not twist when you wear it so I could easily pouffe it!
HERE on how to do the invisible stitch! They are easy peasy!
Now where your rockin' new scarf with pride! YOU DID IT!! Have a blessed day!