This is the last project for the Wedding Series: My Boho Infinity Scarf, the one I wore with my Mod Dress (FREE pattern available for download), matching to my daughter’s Eriqua Dress (one more FREE pattern) and her Self-Drafted Ruffled Leggings I shared last week.

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This is one of those project that helps you to get rid of all those fabric scraps I always suggest to keep (you never know…) and can help you create a whole handmade coordinated look really spending no money!

I love to wear these scarfs because, due to their circular (infinity) nature, don’t have the typical scarf issue: fall in the ground, at least with one tail, every time you’re walking along a puddle… and, having babies, you can be sure it will happen to you when you have at least three hands full (moms, you know, always comes with 4 hands!)

They’re fashionable and, if you sew them with the same fabric of your dress/top, they can really look like a cowl neck, but with the appreciable feature of being detachable!

I feel like I can wear it with a black turtleneck and skinny jeans for a comfy but still up-to-date look (and more Boho for sure), or I wear it with a dress (Mod Dress or LBD coming) for a sleeker look.

I’ve serged this one on the right side using mixed matching threads but for a more conventional look you can sew it Right Sides Facing!

Do you want to know how to create from scraps (literally)

a Boho Infinity Scarf?

Let’s start this tutorial!

Materials:

  • fabric scraps (better if they are knit/jersey/old sweater, but you can use some woven scrap too, just mix and match so the scarf will be a little elastic!)
  • thread, scissors, sewing machine, serger (optional)

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First of all, decide how long you want your scarf to be; I liked mine making only two times around the neck, so I took a rough measure of 130 cm; for the height I went for a 40 cm (consider that this is half the finished height, because you’ll have to fold it in half.)

Now cut your fabric scraps into stripes, squares, triangles: it really doesn’t mind, you can go with any shape you like!

You can align them into a strip 130 x 40 cm, just to figure out where you want them and start sewing; as I said I went for a grunge look so I put Wrong Sides Facing and serged on the edges, using a 4 thread stitch and white/black and violet threads, to coordinate to fabrics.

You can simply sew Right Sides Facing with your sewing machine (maybe use an elastic stitch as a zig-zag or a triple straight stitch) or serge Right Sides Facing, as you like!

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When I serged together those scraps, I realized I wanted a more mixed look, so I cut and sew together one more time, just to make my Boho Infinity Scarf look more patterned

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Here you can see how the long strip looks like when it’s all sewn together

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Then I cut long sides to straighten them:

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Now, on the fold! Let’s put together long sides (Wrong Sides Facing for me) and sew together:

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Here we are, your Boho Infinity Scarf is borning! Now match short sides, giving a twist to the scarf (you don’t want to end with a circle but more like a moebius strip).

Sew together along the short edges: this time I went Right Sides Facing because I couldn’t serge all the seam so a little gap is to be sewn by hand and I don’t want it to be noticeable!

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Turn the Boho Infinity Scarf inside out through the little gap you left and press well, then stitch the gap close by hand

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A Boho Infinity Scarf is born,

you have less fabric scraps on your fabric scraps bin and a new wearable staple on your wardrobe: a win-win project, isn’t it?

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If you sew your Boho Infinity Scarf using my directions, please share some photos on Serger Pepperย Patterns FB group