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Making an Infinity Scarf

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This is a guide about making an infinity scarf. A recycled craft that uses old favorite clothing of all kinds to create a unique 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.

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Approximate Time: about 1 hour

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Instructions:

  1. Cut 2 rectangles from the dress, each measuring 36 inches long by 15 inches wide.

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

  4. Use iron to press the seam open.
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  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.

  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.
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  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.

two finished scarves hanging

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January 4, 20171 found this helpful

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

A burgundy and black scarf displayed on a mannequin head.

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January 10, 20170 found this helpful

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

Lattice Infinity Scarf

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January 4, 20170 found this helpful

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

finished scarf

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December 21, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide 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.

Crocheted Infinity Scarf

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December 8, 2015

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

closeup of fleece

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