Friday, April 5, 2013

Simple Infinity Scarf

IMG_7348

I got a wild hair to make a few infinity scarves yesterday…I stopped at Wal-Mart on my way home and bought a few really cheap pieces of fabric.  I mostly have cotton at home in my stash so I thought it would be best to buy some fabric specifically for this project. 

IMG_7319

These were the two that I made last night.  I chose thin gauzy type fabrics and actually the fabric lady at Wal-Mart was very helpful.  We started talking and she is an environmental engineer who just happens to work at Wal-Mart.  She told me she used to work as an engineer but now she prefers to have a less stressful job.  So, anyway, I digress!

100_7401

I went over to the scarf section to get an idea of size and ended up just taking a scarf that fit like I wanted over to the cutting table.  I only wanted one seam in mine so I bought 2 1/3 yards of the fabric (you can get two scarves from that yardage).  The most I paid for one scarf was $4. 

100_7399

I cut a piece of the fabric 20 by 84 inches.  I have a serger so I serged the short sides together in a rolled edge seam…you could also sew a regular seam on a regular machine too. 

100_7395

Then I did the same type of rolled edge on the sides to finish the edges.

100_7396

That’s all there is to it, just turn it right side out and wear it!  Seriously took me just 10 min to make each one from start to finish.   I wore it to work today and got lots of compliments.

100_7400

  This is Mizzou country so the black and gold was perfect! 

IMG_7350

I am linking to these great parties!

signature21

10 comments:

Terrie said...

Nice scarf and nice capture !

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love your new scarf. Such an easy (and inexpensive) way to update my wardrobe.

We'd love for you to share your posts at our Finished Friday link-up. It's open through the weekend.

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Very cute. The infinity scarves I've made have all been from recycled t-shirts. I love the plaid fabric you bought for yours.

momphotographer said...

it's beautiful!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

This is such a pretty Scarf. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/04/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
We hope to see you there.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Gloria Erickson said...

Love it! Our Wal-Mart took out the fabric so the nearest store is 1 hour away! Lucky you have one close by. You did an awesome job on the scarf! We are new followers, please come visit us at our blog.
Blessings,
Gloria and Julia @ resourcefulgals.blogspot.com

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Very nice! I just love creating things without spending a fortune. This light weight fabric will be good even for warmer weather. Thank for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

Marigene said...

What a great addition to one's wardrobe...love it.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute!!

Madeleine L. said...

Great idea!