I wear an infinity scarf EVERY DAY in the winter... I have many of them and now I am in the habit of making one to match whatever outfit I make myself.
The other day I had enough fabric to make a top and a scarf... and just had enough fabric leftover to make half of a scarf... I had enough fabric from making a skirt (to make another half scarf) so I decided to put the two halves together!
It is exactly the same process as making the single fabric scarf (see previous tutorial below) but you are attaching the two pieces together to make the rectangle (before sewing).
In the photo above (finished scarf), you can see the two separate pieces have been sewn together.
I chose to sew them along the long edge so that each side would either be the black or the flowered pattern but you can do it any way you wish ... as long as the dimensions are long enough to go around your neck as many times and you have the fullness you desire - use your judgment and what feels right for you!
I turn my scarf 180 degrees before sewing the two ends together. So when I wear it, you can see both sides of the scarf and different fabric used but you do not have to turn it if you choose not to.
Each scarf is unique! It is personal preference in the length and width of your scarf..
You may make a scarf with a lot of fabric to create the width or you may choose to go with less width (perhaps with a heavier fabric) ... and some people's preference is that they like a very full scarf... while some people like a smaller scarf.
That means that ... every scarf is as unique as the person that made it!
With 1.5 metres (150cm or 60 inch width) knit fabric... this is what I made:
First, I made a long sleeved top
Then I made a matching scarf using only the floral pattern fabric
Then I had just enough of the floral fabric to make HALF of a second scarf
All told... 2.5 scarves and a matching top with only 1.5 metres of fabric!
A perfect Sunday afternoon of sewing (made the black skirt the day before)
and an outfit to wear to work on Monday!
Matching scarf and top
The half floral/ half black scarf goes well with the matching top and a black skirt
The black matching fabric in the scarf was leftover from
making a skirt so it matches perfectly
The floral pattern fabric on the scarf really brightens up this all black look!
Two infinity scarves... a matching top = a few different looks
How to make a Slouch Beanie Hat to match your infinity scarf Tutorial
If you wear an infinity scarf every day, like I do, in the winter,
it's great to have a matching hat!
You need approximately 32-36 inches length cut of fabric
(depending on how thick you like to wear your scarf and the depth of fabric)
60 inch wide cut of fabric to make an infinity scarf
With 3 metres of 60 inch wide fabric
(length of the scarf when finished is actually the width of the fabric)
to make 3 scarves and still have a bit leftover
to make a matching slouch beanie hat
I made my own pattern piece copying one that I found on the internet
adapting it to my head size
Ended up approximately 22 inches around
Stretch knit is great to work with and SO forgiving
TIP: use a ballpoint needle in your sewing machine
OR I used my serger to make it really fast
(20 minutes or less)
now that I've made a few of them, it's even faster!
You can make a matching beanie hat for your child
There are some really cute photos on the internet
Check out my infant scarf / hat tutorial on this site
Cut out your pieces using the pattern
I decided to make two separate pieces (using a band at the bottom)
to finish the raw edge of the band
or you can cut both pattern pieces as one piece of fabric
and make it fully reversible
Above photo shows the pieces cut out
Tip: It saves time to use a rotary cutter
Both pieces were cut on a fold (shown to the left in the photo)
As the photo above shows, the opposite side of the folded side
is stitched together and then the open
seam above the fold (right sides together)
Also the hat band is sewn together along the open edge
(right sides together)
Next you stitch the curve at the top of the hat
In the photo above, the top of the hat has been turned and pinned...
ready to sew together
When using a serger, use a needle (with a large hole)
to take the end and
stitch it back into the last few stitches and pull it through
so it gives a better looking and secure end
Fold the band, wrong sides together and turn the hat
right side out
Then attach the band over top of the hat piece so that
all raw edges are facing the bottom and pin in place
(as in the photo below)
To keep all 3 layers secure while serging, use your sewing machine
to make a row of stitching to attach the pieces first
then serge over it to finish the edge
... and you're finished
Self lined - contrast colour beanie
If you rather have a beanie that is lined, make two pieces
using the same (or a different colour fabric for contrast)
You are making two full pieces
including the band piece of the pattern to the bottom
to make it one single pattern piece x 2
The hat is approx. 16 inches from top to bottom
Make the hat in the usual way up until the point of sewing the two points together
at the top of the beanie
You will have two hat pieces that look the same
Both with openings at the top
Finish one colour completely
Finish the lining hat only 3/4 along the stitching line
leaving a couple of inches gap
(so you can bring the hat through to the right side when all pieces
Right sides together, with a 1/2 inch seam,
sew the bottom seams together of the two pieces
Then pull the the hat through the gap so the wrong sides are together,
right sides are now facing out with a small gap in the lining showing
Fold the raw edges of the gap in to make a finished seam
top stitch (shown between the two pins in the photo below)
Note: using option #1, you will see the topstitching of the gap
so it is not a fully reversible (stitching showing will be worn
on the inside / lining)
If you wish, you can sew a topstitch seam all around the band
You are done!
Option #2 - fully reversible
Sew the whole seam of the lining along the curve
not leaving thew gap
When sewing the bottom seam, leave a 2 inch gap
Then pull the fabric through the gap to be right side out
Fold the raw edges into the gap on the bottom seam in to make a finished seam
top stitch all around the band to secure and close the gap
(Sew close enough to the edge that the raw edges of the gap will be sewn closed)
You are done!
You know you've been in your sewing room TOO
long when the cat comes looking for you and sits on the fabric of your project!
Whatever you make... have fun!
Scarves are a great fashionable accessory to coordinate with any outfit and they are easy to make it yourself