Friday, September 25, 2015

Easy DIY Infinity Scarf

I'm so excited for fall and the cozy, layered clothes that come along with the season.  Infinity scarves are my current obsession.  I love how they can transform a t-shirt and jeans into a very put together look.  I'm also loving the plaid, flannel prints that are trendy this year.  I don't love the price tags of some of the cute scarves I've seen so I decided to try my hand at a DIY scarf.  It was so easy!

What you need:

  • 1 yard flannel fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  1. Start by cutting two 18"x33" rectangles from your yard of fabric.
  2. Lay the two pieces of fabric one on top of the other.
  3. Sew along one of the short sides (about 1/4" from the edge of the fabric and press along the seam you just sewed.  Now you have one long piece of fabric.
  4. Fold the piece of fabric in half long ways (or "hot dog" style).
  5. Sew down the long side opposite the fold.  Now you have a long tube.
  6. Turn the tube right side out and press the fabric.
  7. Take one of the short ends and fold the fabric into itself about 1/2-3/4".
  8. Insert the other short end into the short end that you just folded to create a big loop.
  9. Sew the two short ends together (about 1/4" from the edge of the folded short end).  You will be sewing through 4 layers of fabric (the two inside the other two).
  10. Wrap that cozy scarf around your neck!!


  1. Thank you so much for your tutorial. I have been looking for a decent infinity scarf to use as an adult bib and I think your idea will work just fine. I will let you know how it works out.

  2. Cannot wait to try this- Ty for the clear instructions!

  3. Good up until step 7, I just don’t get it !

    1. you're taking the end of one piece and folding it in on itself, so that the raw edges are hidden inside (like folding the cuff of your sleeve). and then you take the other end and insert it into the end you just folded so that it makes one long piece. then you sew it.

  4. Great job! I hope you don't mind me adding an additional tip but if one lengthens and makes it wider and longer it can also serve as (a temporary) hood if and when the need arises. i.e.: A good FINISHED SIZE would be 16" wide (it will be folded in half) x at least 72" long.