Making an Infinity Scarf

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November 10, 2011

This is a recycled craft that would make a great holiday gift. I created this infinity scarf from a long dress that I no longer wanted. I used a cutting mat and rotary cutter, but you could use a ruler and scissors. Infinity scarf, finished and around neck of creator.


Approximate Time: about 1 hour




    Long sleevelss aqua dress with green leaves, and pink and purple flower patterned all over.

  1. Cut 2 rectangles from the dress, each measuring 36 inches long by 15 inches wide. Dress cut into two equal strips for scarf.

  2. Lay one rectangle on top of the other, with rights sides facing and long sides aligned.

  3. Pin together at one of the short ends and sew along the edge to create a 71-inch long piece of fabric ( I used 1/2 inch seams.) Sewing macine, sewing fabric closed for scarf.


  4. Use iron to press the seam open. Pressed open seam on scarf

  5. Fold the piece of fabric in half lengthwise with right sides facing and sew along long edge to create a long tube. Press open the seam. Inside stitches of scarf.

  6. Turn the tube right side out. Turn under the raw edge of the open end about 1/4 inch, pinning in place as you go. Sew along the pinned down edge to create a nice finished edge. Finished edge of scarf

  7. With scarf laying flat, twist it once in the center to create a kink. Now, join the short ends by inserting the short end that is sewn together about 1/2 inch into the open short end. Pin in place and then sew together.

  8. Make your scarf as long or as short as you like. Wrap it a couple of times around your neck, or wear it long and loosely draped.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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July 16, 2015

Use your old or unwanted t-shirts and lightweight sweaters, or knit fabric scraps to make this fun infinity scarf. Keep it simple with solids or get creative with prints or embellished t-shirts.

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December 8, 2015

Here is a beautiful, yet warm, infinity scarf made out of cozy, soft fleece.

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January 4, 2017

This is a page about making a picot crochet infinity scarf. Make this luxurious crocheted scarf for yourself or your best friend.

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January 10, 2017

This is a page about making a crochet lattice infinity scarf. The lattice design of this scarf makes it quite lacy in appearance.

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January 4, 2017

This is a page about making a summer breeze infinity scarf. This light, lacy infinity scarf is perfect to wear in warm weather to complete your ensemble.

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December 21, 2016

This is a page about making a crocheted infinity scarf. The infinity style scarf is very poplar. If you can crochet, even at the beginner level, there are many lovely patterns to choose from.

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