How to Make an Infinity Scarf

Learn How to Make an Infinity Scarf with this simple DIY tutorial in under 20 minutes! Make your own beautiful, easy to wear scarf in your choice of colors and patterns.

Learn How to Make an Infinity Scarf with this simple DIY tutorial in under 20 minutes! Make your own beautiful, easy to wear scarf in your choice of colors and patterns. #diy #makeyourown #diyscarf #infinityscarf #sewingtutorial #easyproject #diyinfinityscarf

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!).

–Scarfs take up very little room in my closet, especially with this easy to make Hanger Scarf Organizer

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 them over your head and you are good to go. As it turns out, making an infinity scarf is just as easy as wearing them!

I’m glad I gave it a try because now I can make them in any color I need, and you can too with the infinity scarf pattern below!

–Looking for some fun fabrics to make into an infinity scarf? Check out Fabric.com

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

DIY Infinity Scarf Tutorial

What You Need:

  • 1 yard of Knit Fabric (Fabric.com)
  • Scissors/Thread
  • Sewing Machine

–Check out my list of 7 Tools Every Beginning Seamstress Must Have before you get started!

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 Fabric.com. For a long scarf that can loop twice, you will need a full yard of fabric. For a shorter scarf, that will only loop once, you will only need half a yard of fabric.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

Of course, you always want to start any sewing project by washing your fabric. This helps 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 that you have 2 pieces of fabric that are the same size. Don’t worry about having perfect edges right now.

Infinity Scarf Pattern

Take one of the pieces and cut it in half. Set aside one of the halves…you won’t need it for this scarf.

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. 🙂

This simple project only takes about 20 minutes from  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.

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

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This tutorial on How to Make an Infinity Scarf was originally published on Little House Living in October 2014. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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21 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. Bobbin and thread look like a P Lay bobbin in bobbin case. Then thread slips into a thin line in bobbin case. Press thread down until you feel hear a click and place thread to the left. Cover bobbin case. Thread upper needle. Needle is threaded. Pull bobbin thread up. Before you start sewing. Hope this helps

  4. 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! 😀

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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.