First of all, I would like to apologize for not having a post go up on Friday. Normally I write my posts the night before or the morning of posting. We ended up with a bit of a family emergency at the end of last week, and I totally forgot about the post I had planned until Saturday night.
Onward to today’s post!
One thing I’ve been wanting to do is make my own scarves. I love scarves, so when I saw today’s pin about making your own infinity scarf, I had to five it a try! The entire project is perfect for a novice, and it only took me about 15 minutes! Score! For this project, you will need:
- 2 fat squares
- Sewing machine
First of all, I need to talk about the changes I made. For one, I did not put batting into my scarf. I wanted it to be super light since living in the desert means a long warm season. I wanted this to be something I could wear during all those warm months. Secondly, since I didn’t put batting in, I also didn’t do any sort of quilting to the scarf either. I think these changes were perfectly fine and better matched what I wanted out of the scarf both for practicality and for aesthetics.
The tutorial was pretty easy to follow. I got a little confused when I was joining the two short ends together, but then I realized I wasn’t turning the whole scarf right side out, but rather pulling it “half way” so I could line up the short ends. Also, since I didn’t have batting in my scarf, I was able to use a much smaller “pull through” hole on the long side seam. Instead of 8 inches, I did about 3.
I love the look of my final scarf. My only complaint is that it is a little stiff. I’ve seen a few tutorials on making t-shirts softer, so I might give that a try. I love that fat quarters are fairly inexpensive, and they allow for lots of customization. I plan on making more of these scarves, and maybe even giving them as gifts. I have some other (non fat quarter) fabric that I think I will try it with as well. They are just so easy and you feel pretty accomplished when you are done!