How to Make an Infinity Scarf

by Merissa on October 27, 2014

in Sewing Projects

Infinity Scarf Pattern - Little House Living

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Fall is most definitely here now and that means it's time for some warmer clothing. I will admit that I'm just a little bit scarf crazy and I love to have a fun scarf to wear to town (and I have plenty for at home around the farmstead, too. I love crocheted scarves!).

This year I decided to try my hand at making an Infinity Scarf. I love how easy they are to wear since you don't have to continually wrap them when they fall down, just loop over your head and you are good to go. As it turns out, making them is so easy! I'm glad I gave it a try because now I can make them in any color I need to and if I happen to find some fun fabric.

What You Need:

  • 1 yard of Knit Fabric
  • Scissors/Thread
  • Sewing Machine

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Here's the fabric I found for my scarf. It's kind of a lacy, stretchy, knit fabric and I actually picked it up on Amazon, although I normally get fabric from For a long scarf (that can loop twice) you will need a full yard of fabric. For a shorter scarf (that will loop once) you will only need half a yard.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

Of course you always want to start any sewing project by washing your fabric to avoid shrinkage after sewing. Once you've done that you can start your project by folding the fabric in half and cutting on the fold so you have 2 pieces of fabric that are the same size. Don't worry about perfect edges right now. Take one of the pieces and cut it in half. Set aside one of the won't need it for this scarf.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

Take 2 of the short sides of the fabric and sew them together.

Now you will have one long piece of fabric about 30 inches wide.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

Turn the fabric inside out and fold the fabric in half the long way. Sew all the way along the long side of the fabric. Then turn the fabric right side out again.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

After this step you will have one long tube. Finally, you will want to sew the last 2 edges together to form a tube circle with your fabric. Trim the excess from the seam after sewing.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

That's it! Loop and wear. πŸ™‚

This simple project only takes about 20 minutes start to finish. It would make a great gift for someone or a great way to add a nice scarf to your wardrobe. Make sure to check out my post on Ways to Find Cheap Fabric to get a good deal on the fabric for the scarf.

Do you enjoy wearing infinity scarves or any kind of scarves in the winter?


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marilyn M October 27, 2014 at 9:12 am

That is a super cute and easy tutorial – awesome! You’ve got me inspired to try this!


2 Cynthia L October 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

What a great scarf and a great tutorial. These scarves can really make an outfit look great. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen party!


3 Alexis @ Persia Lou October 31, 2014 at 12:48 am

Pretty! Thanks for linking up with us at The Makers. πŸ™‚


4 Lisa October 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

Thank you this sounds fun my daughter in law loves these great Christmas gift! I think i could sew it by hand ( don’t know how to use machine) thanks again!


5 Karen October 31, 2014 at 12:10 pm

How long are each fabric pieces before you sew the short sides together ?
Thank you


6 Merissa October 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm

One is 60 inches long and the other is 30 inches long so a total of 90 inches long before it’s sewn into a loop.


7 Amy October 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm

If you would do a post on how to thread a bobbin successfully I may actually try this. I have two sewing machines that just sit because I can’t figure out the bobbin to save my life! I’ve watched countless videos on how to do it…no luck.


8 Merissa November 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Oh I’m so bad at threading a bobbin! Thankfully my new machine I got last year has a very easy threading system otherwise I’d be as frustrated as I was with my last sewing machine.


9 Kara November 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

Last winter I started making some infinity scarves. Don’t tell anyone, but I used my husband stripped pajama pants which had a catastrophic seam failure but had otherwise perfectly good fabric. It just wasn’t possible to fix the seam in a way that they would be wearable. Now I have one scarf that is black with grey pin stripes and one that is blue with blue and gray pin stripes. They were a nice cotton fabric that drapes well. I now have a plan to turn my boys matching pajama pants(thin flannel-black and red check) into an infinity scarf. They tore out the knees, but the fabric on the back of the legs on both pairs are like new. Straight lines also make for easy cutting and straight sewing! πŸ˜€


10 Rachel H November 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

That’s a beautiful scarf!


11 Phyllis Jean November 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Thank you for the scarf tutorial —-love it and again thanks for sharing.


12 Nicole November 2, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I love how easy infinity scarves are to make! I love knit ones in the spring/summer and fleece in the fall/winter. I sell them in my Etsy shop, too! So fun and such an easy way to add a little something to an outfit.

Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Wind-Down party! Would you consider adding our button or a text link somewhere on your site so we can feature you? Thanks!


13 Jennifer Grace November 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm

This looks great, I love how it would be a good last minute handmade gift for someone if you have the supplies to hand, I might stock up on fabric just in case! I’ve pinned this! x


14 Brittney November 3, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Love this tutorial! You make it so simple. Thanks so much for sharing on Merry Monday!


15 Tracers November 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

You look amazing! Great idea!


16 Theresa @DearCreatives November 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

Great Idea. Thanks for sharing your tutorial @DearCreatives party! Hope your having a great week!


17 Rachel November 7, 2014 at 6:28 am

Love infinity scarves! In the winter, it’s one of the best accessories here where it gets pretty cold. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


18 Barb @ A Life in Balance November 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!


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