Today is day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Freebies! Woo hoo! I’ve always loved scarves and my little ones are crazy for them too. Here’s a simple tutorial to make infinity scarves for all the fashionable friends on your Christmas list…
Fabric Requirements: Use knit or light weight wovens that have a nice drape. Flannel works well too! My example is made from Ponte de Roma.
Mama- 2 yards
Child- 1.5 yards
Dolly 15″ and 18″- 3/4 yard
You have the option to print and assemble a PDF pattern which you can download here or use the measurements below to cut out your pattern piece!
Print your pattern pieces at 100% or no scaling. Your pattern pieces will go together like a bingo card- 1A, 1B, 1C etc, next row 2A, 2B, 2C etc. After you put your pieces together, then cut your pieces out. If you have more questions about how the pages go together or printing issues check the faqs and troubleshooting page here.
Mama- Cut 1, 31″ x 72″
Child- Cut 1, 20″ x 52″
Dolly- Cut 1, 6″ x 27″
Use your pattern piece or the above measurements to cut your scarf out. Fold in half and pin along the long, open edge. Stitch with 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seam open.
Turn right side out. Your seam should be in the center. This is now the back side of your scarf.
Fold in half, wrong sides together. Line up your seams and pin the raw, short edges together.
Stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance.
We are going to create a french seam so our raw edges will be fully enclosed. Open up scarf. Fold scarf in half, with RIGHT sides together.
Stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance, enclosing your raw seam inside.
Finger press or iron your seam to one side.
Top stitch your seam in place.
That’s it! Loop around neck twice and fluff your fabric for a full, cozy infinity scarf! Check out some of our tester photos…
***Please supervise children when wearing their scarf and playing with dolly scarf. As with anything that goes around the neck, it’s important to watch them carefully so the scarf does not become a choking hazard.***
M4M’s 12 Days of Christmas Freebies
December 1 – 12, 2015
Day 1 – Mermaid Tail Blanket
Day 2- Tiffany Collar
Day 3- Sleep Masks
Day 4- Coffee Cozy
Day 5- Dolly Bedding
Day 6- Pillow Cover with svg files
Day 7- Knit Beanie
I’ve wanted to do an infinity scarf for over a year and the few tutorials I read confused me, so I abandoned the project, (it was probably confusing because I was such a beginner back then, but I digress!)
This tutorial has clear instructions and the accompanying photos are an excellent help. Thank you!
Barbara Hagood says
I am lost at the start of doing the French seam…can someone explain? Thank you.
You will stitch the 2 ends WRONG sides together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Then trim the seam to 1/8″.
Turn the fabric right sides together and stitch again with a 1/4″ seam allowance. As you stitch, you’re enclosing the first seam and raw edges.
Essentially instead of taking one 1/2″ seam, you’re splitting it up into two 1/4″ seams so you can enclose the seams.