Boho Infinity Scarf Tutorial: a Scrap Buster Project!

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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!

Serger-Pepper-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-first row of stitches

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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

Serger-Pepper-Boho-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-the strip

Then I cut long sides to straighten them:

Serger-Pepper-Boho-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-the strip straightened

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!

Serger-Pepper-Boho-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-short sides matching

Serger-Pepper-Boho-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-short sides matching detail

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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

Serger-Pepper-Boho-Moebius-Infinity-Scarf-tutorial-sewing-diy-close the gap

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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20 Comments

  1. Theresa November 8, 2013 at 14:25 - Reply

    I have an overflowing tote of t-shirt scraps that need using up. I think these would even be cute in a smaller size for my boys. (Because yes, Mama’s scarf tends to drag in the mud at the worst time, the boys would dip theirs’ in the mud to have fun…)
    Thanks for sharing, I’ll share my project as soon as I get to it!

    • Mamma Nene November 8, 2013 at 22:41 - Reply

      LOL… looks like LilPotato loves to dip scarf and everything else in the mud at least as the boys… so she has a simple fleece neckwarmer (you can find a little tutorial here: http://wp.me/p3Zsk1-de)!
      I can’t wait to see your Boho scarf but, be aware: one isn’t enough!!!!
      Hugs

  2. Linda @ With A Blast November 9, 2013 at 10:52 - Reply

    Love this ! I have plenty polar fleece off cuts 🙂 Thanks for sharing !

  3. heresthebest November 9, 2013 at 13:46 - Reply

    The scarf looks fantastic. And I love how you used all the scraps to make the scarf. Have a great day.

    • Mamma Nene November 10, 2013 at 00:09 - Reply

      Thank you dear! I hate to throw out fabric scraps 😉

  4. Abby November 12, 2013 at 02:46 - Reply

    This is so cute! I love your scrappy take on this…it’s so fun!

    • Mamma Nene November 12, 2013 at 08:35 - Reply

      Haha… it’s learn-a-new-word time!!! Please Abby explain what you mean with scrappy take… Let me guess: create from scraps? So it’s me 🙂
      Please tell me if I’m right with my translation (you know, I’m Italian and Italians can’t speak English!!!)

    • Mamma Nene November 13, 2013 at 14:54 - Reply

      Thanks Jeanette! I’m now following you on FB and instagram 🙂

  5. Julia November 14, 2013 at 16:42 - Reply

    So creative! I love the scarf

  6. Pam @Threading My Way November 16, 2013 at 12:15 - Reply

    I have a couple of t-shirts with the overlocking on the outside. It’s a great way to give a completely different look. A friend one day whispered that I had my t-shirt on inside out… LOL!!!

  7. Julia Anderson November 23, 2013 at 07:04 - Reply

    I love this idea! I always have scrap t-shirts that I can’ wear anymore but I don’t want to get rid of! I could totally make one of these out of it!

    Stopping by from Journeys of the Zoo blog hop 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

  8. Dawn February 12, 2014 at 18:21 - Reply

    Love this scarf…but do me a favor and convert 130 cm and 40 cm to inches.

    • Mamma Nene February 12, 2014 at 19:45 - Reply

      hehehe
      130 cm = 51 1/4″
      40 cm = 15 3/4″
      Hint: use an online converter lik this one: http://www.ginifab.com/feeds/cm_to_inch/
      …plus: you can do any measure you like!!!
      Thanks Dawn for liking my scarf 🙂

      • Dawn February 12, 2014 at 21:37 - Reply

        Thanks for your quick answer to my measurement question. That is a great website, which I have put into my favorites. I have another question…would you have a pattern for a golf cart seat cover? I am a novice sewer so I am looking for an easy pattern, if there is such a thing.

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