Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIWW: DIY Infinity Scarf


This is “What I Wore on Wednesday.”  I am hoping that once my sister moves to town that she will volunteer to be my photographer.  If this happens, I will no longer have to resort to taking photos of myself in mirrors or precariously place my camera atop a stack of books.  




Scarf: homemade // Sweater: Charlotte Russe // Jeans: Thrifted // Earrings: Christmas gift from my sister //Mirror: originally belonged to my great grandma

I set out to make a scarf using leftover fabric from a curtain project. (I will show you my curtains at a later date.) I just bought my Singer last August and I can count all of my sewing projects on one hand. I am not an expert. I made this up as I went along. 




1. I folded the fabric in half and ironed the crease. I did not want the ugly backside to be visible on my scarf. 


 2. I hemmed just one of the short sides of fabric. Then I sewed the two long sides of fabric together, essentially creating a long fabric tube.

     
     3. After turning the fabric right side out, I tucked the unhemmed end into the hemmed end.

     4. Finally I sewed the two ends together. The end result is a giant fabric loop that I am able to wrap twice around my neck.


     On a side note I did wash the infinity scarf with fabric softener to ensure that I do not look dressed in tapestries. Eventually I hope to learn how to read real sewing patterns, but for now my made up projects are enough of a challenge. If you are looking for a more detailed tutorial I did find more official sounding instructions over at Flee, Fly, Flown. 





27 comments:

  1. Awesome Scarf, looks great Lynette, very creative! You're so pretty!!!

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  2. Cute scarf! I so need to pick up some cute material and do something like that!

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  3. SUPER Cute! I'm sharing on my FB and Twitter pages!!! XO, Aimee

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  4. Beautiful! love your fabric choice too!

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  5. Cute scarf! You did a fabulous job! Found you at the "Open House" party~Angie

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  6. It is a very cute scarf! I love it:)

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  7. Cute scarf! Turned out well and looks great on you.

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  8. Very cute! I would love for you to share at our link party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-link-party-week-25.html

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  9. What a beautiful scarf!
    Stopping by from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy :-)

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  10. Nice job! Been thinking about making one for myself out of knits or fleece. Thank u for sharing

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  11. Very cute! Thanks for linking to the open House party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  12. I hope your ears didnt fall off from your huge earings and I'll take pictures of you for a small fee like your soul or you feeding me on occasion.

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    1. I still love those earrings. I just make sure I do not wear them too long to ensure that my ears do not become stretched to the size of an elephant's. We can arrange some sort of payment for your photography skills.

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  13. This is beautiful... I love everything black and white and the fabric pattern is gorgeous. Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF Open House!

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  14. SO Cute! Love your fabric choice! You look great...and I think your blog is adorable; I'm your newest follower! I'd love for you to come and share this scarf at my Friday party:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-14-and-some-fabulous.html

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  15. Well done! I love the fabric. Stick with the sewing. Patterns are easy peasy once you get the gist. Stopping by from Making Lemonade.

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  16. Super cute!

    I’d love for you to come link this post up at From Scratch Friday (live now on the blog!).

    ~Christina
    http://marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-scratch-friday-2.html

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  17. Thanks for linking up at From Scratch Friday! Come back next week :)

    ~Christina
    http://marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm LOVING that fabric choice! I love scarves so much! You gave me just another reason (among about a million) why I need to purchase a sewing machine...soon, soon. Great job!

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  19. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  20. Following you on Pinterest now and featuring your scarf on Thursday at Bacon Time, thanks for linking up.

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  21. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  22. Well done! I love sewing and you did a great job! Such a simple idea, but what a statment accessory!

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  23. Hi Lynette your scarf is pretty. What kind of textile you use in making a scarf? I love sewing but sometimes it can intimidate me ^_^ Thanks for sharing it made me think of sewing again. ^_^

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  24. Having a photographer is hard! Experience talking.
    LOVE your scarf! Wish I could sew.

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  25. Hooray, hooray, you were featured today! Check out this week's Refresh Your Nest Friday:

    http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/refresh-your-nest-friday-21.html

    XOXO,
    C.

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