I had this material I was looking for a use for a fair while (See below) had saved it from the bottom of a dress that my daughter had grown out, and thought it would be great to use for a new winter infinity scarf for myself…
But first I needed to find a matching jersey material for the other side..so i picked up a charcoal coloured vest-top, in a large size, as thought it matched pretty well…
note: if the animal print material had been deeper, i could have doubled it over, which would have meant i hadn’t needed a second material…but the anyway the stretch jersey is softer….
I needed the same length as the circumference of the animal print material, and the same depth….so I cut two concentric bands out of the vest (of the required depth), and each band at the seam:
I then sewed them together length-ways to make one long strip of fabric, and cut it to the same length as the animal print fabric (which I had also cut through the seam on, making it one long strip of fabric also):
I then pinned them right sides together, and sewed a seam along the top and bottom edges. I then turned the resulting ‘tube’ right-side out..
….and sewed the ends of the tube together, using the sewing machine, with right sides of fabric together, for most of this, but hand finishing the last couple of inches…and here it is, a pretty quick-to-make infinity scarf!
This was actually such an easy project I can’t wait to make another soon with a different patterned fabric….you can’t have too many scarves!
FYI: A great tutorial on how to make these from a new sheet of fabric is on shrimpsaladcircus.com..and there is also a very good pictorial description for how to sew the ends of the tube together too!