Thursday, January 2, 2014
DIY Plaid Infinity Scarf
Plaid is my new obsession. In clothes, in decor, in anything really. I needed to add a some to my wardrobe, but since I’m 30 weeks pregnant and not interested in more maternity clothes, I opted for an infinity scarf. Plus, I love scarves.
I could have easily found one at a store, I’m sure. However, I set about sewing my own after I found the perfect flannel fabric on sale at Joann’s. It was somewhere around 7.99 a yard with 40% off. Two yards will make two scarves, but you’ll need two yards even if you only make one because you need the length. Make sense?
Basically, this DIY scarf was going to be cheap.
There was just one problem. My sewing machine (as in my mom’s sewing machine that she let’s me borrow) was a little under the weather. Last time I used it things ended badly. Think gigantic thread ball/bobbin situation and a broken needle. Good thing Charley’s sweet babysitter is a super-sewer. She took care of said situation and got me back up and running.
This scarf was a quick and easy sewing project, thank goodness. That’s about all I can handle. Unfortunately I was so focused on keeping the machine safe that I didn’t take any step by step tutorial photos for you. More importantly, I’m not someone that should be giving sewing tutorials. Lucky for you, Sew Creative has a great tutorial that will give you all the help you need.
I already had an idea of how to get started but I used that tutorial for the measurements. However, when it came time to attach the two ends together to create the continuous loop that is an infinity scarf, I had a hard time following Sew Creative’s steps (probably because I’m a sewing novice). That’s the part I really needed help with. I just couldn’t visualize how it should come together. Luckily, I found THIS YouTube video and was able to follow Ariel’s instructions. Worked like a charm.
I love, love, LOVE my new scarf and I honestly can’t count how many times I’ve worn it already. It might be a problem. A new year, a new obsession!
P.S. I hope you all had a Happy New Year!!! Pin It