Hi everyone! It’s Leah’s Little Helper, Amy here with a fun DIY for you!
I don’t know about you but I love scarves and I’ve developed quite a fun little collection over the years. However I’ve also discovered a couple of things about scarves and my body over the years as well: 1) I can’t seem to tie one without consulting a “scarf-tying tutorial” on Pinterest and 2) . Even after I think I’ve figured out how to tie one correctly, they still don’t seem to hang quite right on my fuller figure.
Disappointed and flustered I set my scarf collection aside for a while, as I was too fond of them to give them away and deep down I was secretly hoping that I’d discover a great way of tying them that worked a little better with my body-type.
AND THEN I discovered the “Infinity Scarf,” and its no-ends, no-fuss design seemed to be the answer to all of my problems! So what did I do…? I pulled out all of my old scarves and devised a quick and easy way to turn them all into Infinity scarves and now I’m sharing those simple steps with all of you!
1. First off you’ll want to measure the length of your scarf, discounting the fringe, ties or other trim that has been added to the ends. You want the piece you’re working with to measure between 35-38 inches.
2. Remove the excess length, as well as any fringe or trim from the ends of your scarf, so that you have the correct length and clean edges to work with.
3. Pin the ends of your scarf wrong sides together and sew a 3/4″ seam.
4. Trim one side of your seam allowance down to 1/4.”
5. Press the edge of your longer seam allowance under 1/4″ (towards the center of the seam).
6. Now we are going to make what’s call a flat-felled seam, much like the one you’ll find on the inner seam of your jeans. This is done by pulling the longer seam allowance over top of the shorter one and stitching it down to enclose the seam and create a finished look.
And now your new Infinity scarf is ready for wear! A big thanks to my sister-in-law, Sariah for being my lovely model here. And remember, even if you don’t mind tying your scarves or don’t have problems with achieving a good drape, this can still be a great way to breathe new life into that old scarf of yours!