How To Make An Infinity Scarf In Under 30 Minutes

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Stylish and practical, an infinity scarf is the perfect accessory this season as it will enhance any outfit. Although widely available, infinity scarves are easy to make, so here we guide you through how to sew a scarf in your chosen pattern and colour, as well as knit one using an arm-knitting technique. Perfect for long winter evenings!
Short, snazzy scarves look fab in winter
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Sewing an infinity scarf

Short scarf
The finished infinity scarf measures 150cm round and 30cm deep. 

The amount of material you'll need to make the shorter version is 70cm of 150cm wide jersey or similar.

Material choice
A lightweight, knitted fabric, such as jersey, is a great option for a basic scarf. Choose a patterned or brightly coloured material if you want a more glamorous look, or even look for fabric that has gold or silver threads through it, which is perfect for Christmas parties and for jazzing up a black dress, for example.
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Winter warmer
For a snuggly, winter option, use a fake fur fabric. You’re best to use a thinner material rather than some of the more old fashioned thick faux furs that were used for coats or bedspreads. Thinner, polyester-based furs are available in many colours, from classic browns and creams, to brights and neon colours.
A longer scarf gives more options
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A longer scarf gives more options

Long scarf
A longer version can be made in a similar way to the instructions below, using two strips of fabric cut across, to these dimensions: 117cm long by 64cm wide. Sew the two pieces together at one short end, right sides together. Then proceed as below with the one long strip.
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Jersey is available in myriad prints and colours
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How to make your scarf

  • Fold the fabric in half lengthways, with the right sides of the pattern facing each other and the long cut edges together. 
  • Pin the fabric together. 
  • Starting 8cm from one end, sew the long edges together leaving a 1.5cm seam. Stop stitching 8cm from the other end. 
  • Press the seam flat, then open. 
  • Turn the scarf the right side out. 
  • Open up the short ends of the scarf, and put the right sides together. 
  • Line up the cut edges and pin it together. 
  • Sew these short edges together, leaving a 1.5cm seam, as above. 
  • Turn the scarf so all seams are inside and hand sew the small opening that remains.
How cool? And made in 30 minutes!
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Other options

Chunky-knit infinity scarves are the perfect accessory this winter. And even better, you can make your own either with a traditional knitting pattern using large-gauge needles or by the fabulous technique of arm knitting. Why not give it a go; there are plenty of great videos on YouTube showing you how. 

Arm-knitted scarf

Equipment you'll need
  • Two bundles of Super Bulky yarn – number 6 (for example: Wool Ease Thick and Quick)
  • Two arms
  • Hairspray can or similar, in case you need to stop and transfer your stitches
Here’s a video that we liked and it promises you can arm-knit an infinity scarf in 30 minutes! Give it a go when you have a spare evening. You may like it so much you’ll be making everyone one for Christmas…
YouTube video: Audra Kurtz
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