Reversible Infinity Scarf Tutorial

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Take a good look, people. Those are indeed my armpits. Also featured in the above photograph is my most recent creation, a reversible infinity scarf!

Scarves are most definitely a year-round appurtenance. My summer neckwear selection seemed a little scant, so I picked up some quilting fabric from The Make Den, a super awesome sewing studio in the west end where I attended Sewing Garments Camp back in June! In fact, I spent my week at sewing camp admiring the beautiful fabric selection at The Make Den, and finally picked up a half yard of my two favourites on the last day.

As it turns out, half a yard of fabric isn’t really enough to make anything even semi-wearable. I kind of knew this at the time, but I let the unduly frugal part of my anima take over during the transaction, and ended up with enough fabric to make my envisioned infinity scarf only if I cut four small pieces of fabric, instead of two large pieces, and sewed an extra seam up the side.

No problem! The result was actually better than my original plan – instead of having a scarf with one pattern on the outside and another on the inside, each side is reversible, which displays nicely because both patterns can be seen equally from each side.

This reversible infinity scarf pattern will take about an hour to make, beginning to end. You know when you buy a Simplicity pattern and it says it will only take an hour, and six hours later all you have is half a semi-lined bodice and your apartment looks like a Malaysian garment factory?

Not this time. This tutorial will take an actual hour to complete, as in sixty minutes, and should result in minimal frustration. Here we go!

Materials:

  • 1/2 yard each of fabric A and B
  • Needle and thread

Cut two 11″ x 26″ rectangles of each fabric (four rectangles total).

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With right sides together, sew each fabric A piece to a fabric B piece along one of the short edges. You will now have two long fabric rectangles.

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With right sides together, sew the two pieces together along each long edge, leaving the short edges open. You will now have one continuous tube of fabric.

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Pin the two short edges together, matching upper and lower seams. Sew in a continuous circle, leaving a 2″ gap. Pull the entire scarf through the gap and press. Slip stitch the gap closed.

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