You may remember that last year, I made a lot of Infinity Scarfs for my family and friends to gift for Christmas. We created a IGTV just after lockdown, I think, you can find it here.
I love this project, it is so simple, quick to make and a gift they'll use every day. Even when it's a little warmer, like Spring, you could use a Rayon or Silk.
This project is suitable for anyone with basic sewing skills (if you don't have basic sewing skills, why don't you sign up for one of our classes!) and it only takes an half an hour, or less to make. If you've never attempted a scarf, this is a great place to start.
1m of cotton, I used cotton double gauze; or silk, rayon.
Colour coordinating thread
Directions: Let's cuts! I used ONE metre of cotton double gauze, and folded it in half (selvage edges on top of each other). Cut along the fold and you will end up with two rectangle shapes.
You will then sew the short ends with a 1/2" seam allowance, right sides together to create one long piece of fabric.
Sew the long edge of your fabric pieces, right sides together so that you are creating one long tube. Keep the same seam allowance. If your selvage edges are wider, you might want to increase your seam allowance so that any writing isn't visible on the outside.
If you haven't cut super straight, you will need to straighten out your shorter ends.
Reach through your long tube of fabric, and pull the short end to the other short end, keeping right right sides together (remember, your fabric should still be inside out!). Now the circumference of one short end is placed inside the other one so that the right sides of the fabric are facing each other.
Remember to leave a hole open about 4" wide for turning the infinity scarf right side out. I mark where I want my hole to be by placing my pins perpendicular to the edge of the fabric since all your other pins are parallel. When I run into the perpendicular pins it reminds me not to sew there. This is my trick for remembering.
Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew the two ends together.
Through the opening, turn your infinity scarf right side out.
Sew the opening closed using a hand sewing needle and a ladder stitch to give the project an invisible stitch.
And that's it! You're all done! Happy gifting!