Tuesday, October 25, 2011

how to make a lacy infinity scarf

Inspired by scarves from DaWanda and El Blog de DMC, found via Pinterest, I decided to make a lacy infinity scarf. I've had this blue crochet material sitting around for ages that was perfect for the project. You can use any kind of lace or crochet fabric. I also used a floral print cotton blend.
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To start, I cut two 11" by 55" rectangles from the floral print and one of the crochet material. Feel free to make it thicker or longer! Have fun experimenting. 
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Take one of the floral printed rectangles and lay it wrong side down, right side facing up. Then lay the crochet fabric on top of it. Pin all sides. Baste stitch every edge. If you are new to sewing, baste stitches are made by setting your sewing machine to the longest length. The stitches are not permanent and use less thread. 
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Now you have two rectangles. One with the crochet fabric attached to it and one without. Lay the two rectangles on top of each other, right sides together, and pin. Sew only the two longest sides, creating a tube. Press the seams then turn right side out.
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Now comes the trickiest part. Take the two open ends of the tube and begin pinning right sides together, making sure all seams line up. You won't be able to pin the whole way. Pin as far as you can, then sew the pinned area. There will be a small hole left. Hand stitch the hole. In short, you're sewing the ends together. And you're done!    
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14 comments:

Fictitious Fashion said...

Very Nice post.. I'd love to try it :)

http://fictitious-fashion.blogspot.com/
-Akanksha

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

It looks lovely!

MsVeve said...

looks prefect, will definitely go looking for some nice fabric to try this out myself.)))

Loren said...

This scarf is lovely. I just saw some fabric like this at Hancocks yesterday, I thought it was super pretty but i had no idea what to do with it. I think your tutorial is well written too, I only skimmed it but I still understand what you did ;) I'll be back if I need extra details when I find the time to make one.

Krista said...

Wonderful!!! I hope all you ladies try it out! If you have any questions or need extra help feel free to shoot me an email!

shefoundstyle said...

This is great. I just made one of these the other day - love scarves. But using two different fabrics is a great idea. I'll have to add that to my To-Do list. Thanks!

April said...

This is such a cute idea... I may have to try it. I love the colors you used, too. You are so cute. I can't remember how I found your blog but it's been one of my favorite reads lately. You have such cute, unique style and an obvious talent for design... I really wish I could just absorb your talent! Also I love your hair color - I have considered going a vibrant shade of red (my natural hair color is kind of red) but so far I've been too scared so I just stick to the blond highlites. Anyway, you're just really cute and I want to be like you! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas on your blog!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

another pin-able masterpiece! you are such a genius girl! i feel ya on the blog reading.. i will be like, "oh what a great organizing idea! lets look for some more ideas..." while my house is a trash pit...
~selina

Rachel said...

SO cute! you did great!

xo
rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

Mrs. Dork said...

Wow! So pretty!

Trisha said...

I LOVE that scarf and hat combo!

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