DIY Old Sweater to Infinity Scarf Tutorial
I love infinity scarves… Well all I love all scarves, especially big cozy ones like the one above! I have been meaning to make one and finally got around to it! Of course Jordan taught me how to do this (she’s really great)! Infinity scarves can be really expensive and well money is tight right now with only one income! So making one was my only option.
To make the scarf all you need is an old sweater or you can purchase one from a thrift store. The bigger the sweater the better. I purchased this really large and cozy one at my local Good Will.
Step 1: Cut a straight line from armpit to armpit and down one side. You can cut off the bottom if you want but I left it.
Step 2: Serge or zig zag stick all the way around on the raw sides so it won’t fray.
Step 3: Fold hot dog style with right sides together (aka wrong side showing) and sew down the long side.
Step 4: This is the slightly tricky part. Turn right side out and put ends together ( I like to put the seams together). Sew 3/4 of the way around and the wrong side so the right side fold in and leaves you with a small hole to hand stick up (does that make sense?)
Sorry its horrible picture but since this was the tricky part I had to show you!
Thats it! The entire project probably took me 30 minutes! Well worth it! It’s easy, thrifty, and stylish!
What kind of sewing projects have you been doing lately?
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Super cute! I can do this!!
Too awesome!!! Love the fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
What a lovely scarf. You make it look so easy. I found your lovely blog at Interiors by Kenz link party. I enjoy looking around your lovely blog. Have a great week.
The scarf turned out great! I have a bunch of sweaters that I have been telling myself I’m going to do something cool with…I should do this. You can never have too many scarves! Also, I just opened a brand new link party, and I would love for you to link this project up and share it with my readers. I think it fits with the theme of my party (beauties for your body and your abode). 🙂
Totally agree can’t have to many scarves! So happy it worked so well for you! Thanks for the invite I’ll head over right now to link up!
What a great way to use an old sweater! Love this – thanks for linking up to the Thrift It party!
Thanks Carmel! I’m loving the link up party and sad next week is the last! Hoping you come out with another one!
Wow. What a great idea! Definitely got me thinking…. 🙂
I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!
Thanks for the invite Kathy! Really appreciate it!
What a sweet idea. Love it!
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Thanks for following I will check out your blog too!
Wow, super cute! I really want to try and make it for myself! Thanks for sharing.
Looks fabulous!! Nicely done! 😉
That looks fabulous!! And easy enough for the sewing challenged (like me!)!
Thank you! Its pretty easy and great for beginners!
Nice one! Perfect fabric for an infinity scarf. It is great to make your own infinity scarf, not expensive like the scarves on the store, and also you can make it based on your preferences. Thanks for the sharing and your scarf, suits you very well.