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Fall is coming- and it is time to start thinking about fun, fashionable scarves.
And the ultimate fall accessory is the infinity scarf!
Infinity scarves, or loop scarves are easy to wear with any outfit and are even easier to sew quickly..... That's why I LOVE this way to Make an Infinity Scarf in 5 Minutes!
It only takes five minutes to sew an infinity scarf, and only very basic sewing skills- even a beginner sewer can make this project!
The best part is you can make this into a summer scarf with thinner fabric, a fall scarf with flannel, a winter scarf with wool, or a spring scarf with cotton!
UPDATE- 11/4/12- for step by step picture instructions, please see this updated pictorial post HERE.
While this is a quick craft, it is almost entirely based on sewing. However, we are just using a simple straight stitch, so it is totally a beginner level project- and your seams won't be visible, so have no fear!
To make this scarf, you'll need 1/2 yard of fabric- or you can get an even longer scarf with 1 yard, or 1.5 yards!
We are basically going to be making a long fabric tube. It helps if you picture it that way during the process! First, fold your fabric in half so that you have the longest length possible. Cut down the middle of the fold so that you have two long strips.
With the right sides (outside) of the fabric facing together, straight stitch the two long strips together at one end (see the seam in the middle of the pic below?).
Fold down the ends of the fabric and straigtht stitch across so that you have two finished ends (the top of picture, below). Then fold the fabric in half one more time- inside out- so that your strip is skinnier. Straight stitch down the open side to complete your fabric "tube".
Turn the fabric tube right side out, and quickly stitch up the two ends of the tube so that you now have a circle.
There you go! You will want to make two loops with the scarf when wearing it. If you have fabric that is a little longer than a yard, you can make a scarf with three loops- making it really full.
You can go down to 1/4 yard of fabric for a thinner scarf (perfect for kids)- but I wouldn't go any smaller than that, or it will be hard to turn inside-out.
As far as fabrics I love, you can pick anything you like - but I love a cotton flannel. You can also sew embellishments on the scarf - like I did with this lace embellished scarf - or add on anything you really love!
Now for the hard part- to give it as a gift, or keep for yourself?