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Tutorial- How To Sew An Infinity Scarf 30 Minute Project

This 30 Minute Infinity Scarf is a great project for beginners. Also check out the Hello Creative Family Kid's Infinity Scarf on the same site!
Today on Sew Creative I am going to share a tutorial with you on How To Sew An Infinity Scarf . If you know how to use a sewing machine you can make this scarf. It’s a great beginner project and only takes 30 minutes to make (aka it’s a great naptime project). I made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts this year and they were a big hit. I plan on making a few more for myself when I go back to work because they dress up any outfit. They are the perfect accessory that goes from winter to summer. It looks just as good paired with a sweater or winter jacket as it does paired with a tank top, t-shirt or hoodie.

UPDATE: Check out our 15 Minute Kid’s Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial too and make a “mini me” version of the scarf featured in this tutorial.

This 15 Minute Kid's Infinity Scarf is a great project for beginners plus you can make 3 of them with 1 yard of fabric!

There are a lot of infinity scarf tutorials out there, but looking at them I would always get confused about how you sew the two ends together once you have a long tube. I hope that all of the photos in my tutorial make the process a bit easier for your first time than it was for mine. So without further ado, let’s sew an infinity scarf.

You Will Need:

-2 yards of fabric (this will make two infinity scarves, or one infinity scarf and a strip of extra material)

-Thread

-Scissors or a rotary cutter (if using a rotary cutter you will also need a cutting mat)

-Ruler or seamstress tape

-Sewing machine

-Needle

Infinity Scarf Tutorial Pick Your Fabric

Step 1: Select your fabric. You will need 2 yards. Cut your fabric in half lengthwise so that it measures approximately 22 inches in width by 2 yards in length. I leave the selvage on the fabric as this will be hidden on the inside of the scarf.

Note: We received this comment from a reader. I haven’t had any problems with the infinity scarves that I’ve made so far, but I’m learning every day and appreciate the tips. Beverly says: “You always want to cut off the salvages (aka the long edge on both sides of the fabric. One side will usually have the name of the fabric design, the fabric designer and circles with the colors that are in the fabric… look at the photo in step 5 for a picture of the salvage edge) of cotton and woven fabrics. The fabric on the salvage is very different from the rest as it is the part that attaches the waft and loft threads to the loom. It is more tightly woven then the rest and these edges will not shrink or relax in the same fashion as the main part of the fabric. You could end up with some very wonky seams and garments if you don’t remove the salvages before creating them.”

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 1

Step 2: Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and pin right sides together (so that the pattern is on the inside). You will have a long rectangle of fabric that is approximately 11″ in width and 2 yards in length.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 2Step 3: If the ends of your fabric are uneven this is the point where you will want to square them up. You will want  nice straight end pieces for when you sew the two ends together later in your project.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 3Step 4: Sew along the length of your infinity scarf where you just pinned. I use a half inch seam allowance to make sure the selvage edge is hidden within my infinity scarf. When you get to the end back stitch. (Make sure you just sew along the length of the fabric, don’t do anything with the ends yet.) When you are done you will have a very long tube.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 4Step 5: Lay your scarf on your ironing board with the seam in the middle of the scarf. Using the tip of your iron press open the seam.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 6Step 6: Flip your scarf so that it is right side out. I just stick my arm through the hole in the middle, bunch it up until I could reach the other end and pull it through.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 7Step 7: Fold you infinity scarf in half so that the two open ends are laying on top of each other. It will now measure approximately 10″ by 1 yard.  With the two ends of your scarf in your hands find the seam that you just pressed open. Pinch together so that the seams are lined up and the right side of the fabric is facing each other. Pin. Start working your way about a quarter of the way around the circle adding pins as you go. Bring to your sewing machine.

*Joining the two ends of the scarf together is the most confusing part. You can do it! Once you do it once it will be so easy.*

At this point it will look something like this:

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 8Step 8: You are now going to be sewing the two ends of your scarf together. You will be sewing through two layers of fabric. I loop the bottom circle of the scarf around the bottom of my sewing machine and leave the top circle free. Start stitching around the circle leaving a half inch seam allowance.

*I find it works best if my right hand is in front of my sewing machine keeping the two pieces of fabric neatly lined up and pinched together, while my left hand was behind my machine guiding the fabric through.*

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 9Step 9: Keep sewing around the circle slowly, making sure your edges are matched up. Once you get a little bit past half way around the circle the loop around the bottom part of your sewing machine will get too tight to continue sewing. Slip it off of the bottom of your sewing machine. Take your top section of fabric. Flip it inside out so it makes a little pocket and put the top section of scarf inside it. Bunch that part of the scarf down (where the bottom of my picture is) so it takes up as little room as possible.

*If you get confused look at the above picture, it really helps.*

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 10

Keep sewing your seams together until you are about to hit the part of the scarf you have in the pocket. (This should leave you a couple of inches to flip the scarf back right side out and hand stitch the remainder.) Backstitch, remove from sewing machine and pull scarf out of pocket.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 11When you take it off of your machine it will look something like this. Yay! The sewing machine part of this project is over.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 12Step 10: Tuck the raw edges inside the hole and pinch together.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 13Step 11: Pin.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step 14Step 12: Hand sew the hole closed using a hidden stitch.

And voila! You have a beautiful infinity scarf! (I realized afterwards that I didn’t get a photo of the infinity scarf I was wearing above when it was all finished! Doh!  I gave it away as a gift before I realized, so here is another one that I made.)

Infinity Scarf Tutorial From Sew Creative Blog Step by Step Instructions with Tons of Photos Great Beginner Sewing Project
 Wearing your infinity scarf: When I first tried on my infinity scarf I had the scarf laying flat. I thought to myself “This looks awful! I must have done something wrong!” I messaged my friend Eleanor from Moo and Bear who was also on an infinity scarf kick and the two of us tried to figure out why it didn’t look right. Here is what we figured out… Make sure that your scarf doesn’t lay flat. Pull the two sides of the tube away from each other and fluff it up so it gives a fuller appearance. Loop it around your neck twice and puff up if necessary.

I hope that you have loved this Sew Creative Infinity Scarf Tutorial! Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to help.

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'Tutorial- How To Sew An Infinity Scarf 30 Minute Project' have 145 comments

  1. March 6, 2013 @ 1:33 pm Christina Ladieu

    Love this scarf! Such a perfect idea for gifts, can’t wait to make some!

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    • March 7, 2013 @ 11:53 am admin

      Thank you Christina! You’ll have to send me a pic when you make one. :) They do make fabulous gifts. Child sized ones would be adorable too!

      Reply

      • December 19, 2013 @ 10:19 pm Karen

        I absolutely love this tutorial and thank you so much for showing how to make these beautiful scarves. I only have a few questions though. What is the best type of fabric to use? Polyester faux satin or silk maybe? Or would 100% cotton work well? Thanks hon. I can’t wait to make a bunch of these.

        Karen

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        • December 20, 2013 @ 10:02 am Crystal

          Hi Karen,

          Really you could use any kind of fabric. The one in the photo is a 100% cotton fabric. One person commented saying that she made it with cotton and found it too stiff for her liking.

          I think it would be great with some kind of stretchy jersey fabric… but alas my sewing machine hates it. ;)

          I think the best suggestion would be to play with the fabrics at the fabric store and see what you like the drape of best.

          Happy scarf making and thanks so much for visiting!

          Best Wishes,

          Crystal

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          • December 22, 2014 @ 11:53 am Teresa

            Crystal have you tried using ball point needles with jersey? I really had no idea how much nicer it was to sew with the proper needle! I thought you just left the same needle in for everything! Newbie here huh? I am so looking forward to sewing one of these scarves!

  2. March 6, 2013 @ 4:49 pm NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to pin it! I just inherited a really nice sewing machine and after I learn a few basics this is the first that I’m going to try!

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    • March 7, 2013 @ 10:14 am admin

      Thanks for visiting and for the pin! This is such a great beginner sewing project. As long as you can sew a straight line you have it! Please let me know if you get stuck anywhere along the way. :) I’d love to see a picture when your done.

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  3. March 6, 2013 @ 6:50 pm Jessica

    This is the kind of project I can get behind! I somehow always trap myself into projects that last a couple days. Haha!! I have a ton of fabric stashed with no purpose, so I may have to try this soon.

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    • March 7, 2013 @ 10:18 am admin

      Thank you so much for stopping by Jessica! 30 minute projects are my favorite. I like instant gratification when I’m sewing. Dig into your fabric stash and make yourself a scarf! I’d love to see a picture when your done. :)

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  4. March 8, 2013 @ 10:07 pm Judy

    Hi Crystal,
    I really like your cute elephant and this scarf is gorgeous.
    I would like to thank you for joining the fun at Linkin’ with my Ladies Blog Hop. I followed you via Twitter, liked your FB and Pinterest.
    All the best to your blog and see you around.

    Judy (Co-host)
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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    • March 11, 2013 @ 11:29 am admin

      Thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by Judy. Isn’t the elephant fabulous? I found him at a garage sale. He was bought in Thailand and is supposed to be a children’s toy. I had been looking for a new, fun pin cushion and the moment I saw him I knew I had to have him.

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  5. March 9, 2013 @ 4:47 am Marisa Garcia

    I’m glad I found your blog through Friday Fun Blog Hop (Created by Laurie). I love your creations. This tutorial is perfect!!! I leave the link to my blog, I hope you’ll visit me and if you like I invite you to follow me.
    New follower here with bloglovin and pinterest!
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/
    Have a nice day.
    Marisa

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    • March 11, 2013 @ 11:26 am admin

      Thank you so much for stopping by Marisa! I’m going to go take a look at your blog. :) I really appreciate the follows.

      Reply

  6. March 9, 2013 @ 8:55 am misssrobin

    I think you nailed the tutorial! Well done. It looks great. Thanks for sharing. I think this is something my daughter would love to try.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    • March 11, 2013 @ 11:25 am admin

      Thank you so much Robin. This is my first sewing tutorial so I hope it’s easy enough to follow along with. If you daughter tries it I’d love to hear about how it turned out and see pictures of her project!

      Reply

  7. March 9, 2013 @ 4:51 pm Akaleistar

    Wonderful diy!

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  8. March 10, 2013 @ 11:27 am Kate

    I’ve knitted a lot of scarves but I’ve never sewed one with fabric, I need to try this! I like the patterns you chose, and thanks for explaining about puffing out the scarf :)

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    • March 11, 2013 @ 11:23 am admin

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting Kate. :) The thing I love about using fabric for a scarf is that is that it can go from season to season so easily. I always get funny looks when I wear my knit scarves in the heat of summer. ;) The infinity scarf is becoming an accessory staple in my wardrobe.

      Reply

  9. March 11, 2013 @ 12:38 pm rea

    really nice infinity scarf, thank you for the tutorial!

    huggies♥
    rea

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    • March 18, 2013 @ 2:53 pm admin

      Thank you so much Rea!

      Reply

  10. March 15, 2013 @ 9:10 am Melissa

    Crystal,

    I love the fabric you chose for this infinity scarf. Thank you for the simple tutorial. I’m loving all the pictures!
    Last night was my first night hosting a linky party at redflycreations(dot)com! I would love to have you link up this tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful creative ideas!

    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

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    • March 18, 2013 @ 2:53 pm admin

      Done and done. :) Thanks for the invite Melissa.

      Reply

  11. March 16, 2013 @ 7:55 am Chelsea

    This is really pretty! And we have the exact same machine- so that means you get a follow so I can check out what you whip up with it. I could use the inspiration! :)

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    • March 18, 2013 @ 2:54 pm admin

      How fun that we have the same machine! Off to check out your blog. :) Thank you for stopping by.

      Reply

  12. March 16, 2013 @ 8:35 am Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante

    Such a fabulous post! I’ll have to try this :) Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest. Have a great weekend!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

    Reply

    • March 18, 2013 @ 2:55 pm admin

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I love your blog. Such great fashion advice. :)

      Reply

  13. March 19, 2013 @ 2:37 am Ana Lopes

    So lovely!!! Love the idea and the fabric! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    • March 20, 2013 @ 2:37 pm admin

      Off to visit your blog. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely compliments.

      Reply

  14. March 23, 2013 @ 5:05 am Rabia @TheLiebers

    I am hoping to get more sewing time this summer. I’ll have to come back to this one. Happy Sharefest!

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  15. March 27, 2013 @ 6:07 am Marni @Haberdashery Fun

    Hey – this is great! I just made an infinity scarf out of a pashmina.. Like your tutorial and steps! Found you over at Sew Much Ado,

    Reply

    • April 2, 2013 @ 9:51 am Crystal

      Thank you so much for stopping by Marni! I’ll make sure to check out your site. :)

      Reply

  16. April 7, 2013 @ 10:32 am T'onna

    I love the black, white, and red fabric! Gorgeous scarf! And that elephant pin cushion is awesome! I love elephants!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-26.html

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    • April 8, 2013 @ 9:58 am Crystal

      Thank you so much T’onna! I picked up that elephant at a kids swap meet. They were selling him as a kids toy. The moment I saw him I knew he had to be my pin cushion. They brought him back as a souvenir from Thailand!

      Reply

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  18. June 4, 2013 @ 10:11 pm Kelly

    Thanks so much for posting this tutorial. I’m a beginner at sewing, so instead of taking me 30 minutes, it took about 2 1/2 hours. hahah I added a zipper, which added extra time. I also was confused on the “end” part. I figured it out, and I am happy with the result. I think I might make another one, without the zipper. I would hope that it might take me closer to 45 minutes! Here’s hoping! Thanks again!

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    • June 7, 2013 @ 3:57 pm Crystal

      Oh my goodness! I’m so excited that you tried it. I would love to see a picture. Is the zipper functional or decorative? I would never have thought to put a zipper in it. :)

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  19. June 17, 2013 @ 12:19 am Sew Creative - The SITS Girls

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  20. June 17, 2013 @ 3:35 am Nicole Nenninger

    Visiting from SITS…what a great project for my teens to do this summer–they love these scarfs! Great tutorial, great photos–you’ve inspired me to get my sewing machine out!

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  21. June 17, 2013 @ 3:44 am Bev @ Linkouture

    I have a sewing machine I haven’t pulled out in years. This seems like a great project to try for someone with limited sewing-machine abilities! Happy SITS day :-)

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  22. June 17, 2013 @ 5:13 am Kendra @ Mommy, In Demand

    Visiting from SITS. This looks like so much fun! It’s too bad that I can’t sew very well or I’d have a field day!!!

    Reply

  23. June 17, 2013 @ 5:36 am LydiaF

    What a great idea for presents. Love the elephant pin cushion and how you used him in the photos. Happy SITS Day!

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  24. June 17, 2013 @ 6:36 am Sheila Skillinstead

    I remember this blog from a Saturday Sharefest. Back again. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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  25. June 17, 2013 @ 6:47 am Adrienn

    This tutorial is great! Thanks! And happy SITS day!

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  26. June 17, 2013 @ 10:03 am Happysuz

    I can’t wait to try this! Your photography is really good. Maybe sometime you can post tips on taking good photos of craft tutorials.

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  27. June 17, 2013 @ 10:48 am Sydnie

    I love infiniti scarves. I wish I knew how to sew so I could make my own. They look so easy!

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  28. June 17, 2013 @ 11:40 am Karma

    Wow! Am I ever inspired to try this out as a first time sewing project! Wish me luck! Thanks so much for the great pics to go along with your well-written post! :) xoxo

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  29. June 17, 2013 @ 12:39 pm patty

    what a great tutorial! I would love to make an infinity scarf…now I just need to learn how to sew! :) Happy SITS Day!

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  30. June 17, 2013 @ 3:02 pm Miranda Pridgeon

    So cute! I also love how easy the instructions are! Have it pinned to my pinterest and will definitely be making some of these! Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from SITS!

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  31. June 17, 2013 @ 3:32 pm Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

    My daughter loves infinity scarves!!! I will have her make me one, or have her teach me how to sew :) Happy SITS Day!!!

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  32. June 17, 2013 @ 7:54 pm Gracielle

    LOVE this! I love scarves and think this would be a great gift especially since they are so IN right now :) Thanks for this great tutorial and happy SITS day!!

    Reply

  33. June 18, 2013 @ 10:05 am Crystal

    Thank you so much to everyone who came to visit me for my SITS day! I had such a fantastic day being the featured SITS blogger. I hope you will all come back to visit again, be inspired and inspire me as well. :)

    Lots of love,

    Crystal

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  34. June 18, 2013 @ 8:24 pm Elle - SeeMomWork

    Hopping over from SITS. I love this sewing project! I have some fabric from when I thought I could sew my own maternity clothes. .. a little ambitious. I’ve been wanting to buy a new sewing machine with embroidery option. Is it better to buy a used one or new? Which stores have the best pricing?

    Thanks!

    Elle
    “All work and no play makes mommy a disgruntled chick.”

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    • June 18, 2013 @ 11:42 pm Crystal

      Fantastic question Elle. I would say that buying used or new depends on what level of sewing machine you want to get. One thing that you want to take into account when buying an used sewing machine is that you would most likely have to get the used machine serviced before using it. Servicing a sewing machine costs $100+. I bought my Brother SE-350 on Amazon as a Gold Box Deal. I’m trying to remember back, I think that it was $300 or less. If you are buying a machine in that price range I would suggest buying new. However if you are wanting to buy an expensive, industrial machine, that sell brand new for thousands of dollars, you may want to consider buying one second hand.

      With a more expensive machine the discount you would get on it by buying second hand would offset the price of having it serviced where that wouldn’t be the case with a less expensive machine.

      I hope that helps?

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  35. June 20, 2013 @ 11:08 am merri cvetan

    Wonderful idea. I also write for amazinggoodwill.com offering ideas and tips on repurposing or upcycling items I find at the stores. This would be a great project using an old skirt or blouse!

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    • June 20, 2013 @ 3:44 pm Crystal

      Fabulous idea Merri! You need 2 yards in length of the fabric so you blouse probably wouldn’t work but a long skirt or dress or even some vintage sheets or curtains. :)

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  36. June 20, 2013 @ 3:27 pm Kimber

    I love this! I like that it is lighter. SInce we live in Vegas we have more warm weather than cool and it would get to be worn longer. We did a 30 min DIY infinity scarf too only ours is made of bulky yarn and is more wintery. You will have to check it out when the weather cools off because I think you would really enjoy it! http://www.thepinningmama.com/2013/02/27/pin-test-infinity-scarf-made-with-arm-knitting/

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    • June 20, 2013 @ 3:38 pm Crystal

      Thanks so much Kimber! I’ll definitely check it out. :)

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  37. June 20, 2013 @ 8:39 pm Brianna

    Hi,

    I have gotten to the part where I have flipped it right side out after ironing, and my two ends are now together after folding it in half. I am very confused as to what the next step means (before sewing the ends together) Help!

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  38. June 29, 2013 @ 2:05 pm Karin

    What material do you use? Cotton?

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    • July 2, 2013 @ 2:23 pm Crystal

      Hi Karin,

      I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner, I was on vacation. Yes I use cotton for mine however you really could use anything. I used a heavier fabric for one recently and it turned out really nice too. I’ve also seen them make in a stretchy fabric. :)

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you so much for stopping by.

      Crystal

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  39. July 31, 2013 @ 3:23 pm Jerrica

    Hi,

    I haven’t ever sewn anything before (using a sewing machine, that is) and I want to make sure I understand how to do it before I start sewing. I have bought my fabric already; it’s about 3/4 yard by 60 inches, as that’s what other sites have said will make a short scarf.

    I understand how to make it a tube, but I don’t get why you flip it right side out before sewing the ends if you don’t want the seam to show…shouldn’t you keep it right side in the tub and then sew the ends except for a bit that allows you to pull it out again to finish? I don’t really get how you put the ends together. Please help! Thanks in advance.

    -Jerrica

    BTW I got my fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics on sale, 70% off! I bought fabric for six scarves using five different patterns. It was all less than $13 which I used a gift card for! I thought it was a score. :) I’ll be selling these scarves (although I might keep one, hehe) and giving all the profits to charity. Just thought I’d share that as it’s a fun thing to do and helps out other people!

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    • August 1, 2013 @ 8:05 am Crystal

      Hi Jerrica,

      Thank you so much for visiting. Because of the way you are creating your seam when closing the scarf up (the two right sides together) your seam ends up on the inside of the scarf. I had a friend try making the scarf not flipping the scarf right side out and she said she had to pick it apart and do it over again. It seems wrong… but it’s right. ;)

      I did a second tutorial on how to make a kid’s infinity scarf so maybe look at the pictures for sewing that one closed too and see if it becomes any clearer?

      http://hellocreativefamily.com/sew-creatives-15-minute-kids-infinity-scarf-sewing-tutorial/

      I’m so jealous that you have a Jo-Ann Fabrics near you. I have to cross the border to get to a Jo-Anns store. I can make scarves for half the price or even a quarter of the price buying my fabric at Jo-Anns then by buying it at a Canadian fabric store. I try to plan in a visit to Jo-Ann’s whenever I cross the border.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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      • August 1, 2013 @ 9:46 am Jerrica

        Okay, I think I get it. Like I said, the tube part makes sense because you have flip it right sides together in order for the seam to be on the inside. The part that confused me is that I wasn’t even thinking to keep it hollow on the inside, I was thinking that you had to sew all four layers through. I think I get it. :) Now, if I only knew how to work this sewing machine…. xD

        Yes, I live in Minnesota, USA so there is one about 10 minutes (at most) away.

        Anyway, thank you!

        -Jerrica

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        • August 2, 2013 @ 5:59 pm Crystal

          Let me know how it goes Jerrica! Good luck. :)

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          • August 6, 2013 @ 10:18 pm Jerrica

            Okay, my aunt taught me how to sew and I’ve done three scarves in 24 hours! :) I have three more to go. So far, so good!

            Thanks for all of your help!
            Jerrica

          • August 11, 2013 @ 6:29 pm Crystal

            Glad you and your aunt got it figured out Jerrica. :)

  40. September 26, 2013 @ 7:39 pm Mer

    I was so excited to try out this infinity scarf! I went out and bought 2 yards of four different cotton materials (think Christmas gifts) and got to work right away. I have to say that the tutorial is great and I really didnt have any problems following it. It took less than a half hour start to finish. I do have to admit though that this is a very bulky scarf! I don’t think cotton is the best choice in fabric. Even after I “fluffed it up” like suggested it looked as if I had wrapped a bed sheet around my neck. I would not recommend using cotton-or at least not buying 8 yards of it before sewing one up first! I am now trying to come up with a way to use A LOT of cotton material!

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    • October 6, 2013 @ 10:35 pm anon

      Definitely need a scarf-like fabric, like a very lightweight cotton or cotton jersey, silk, silk like rayon or poly.

      Reply

      • October 7, 2013 @ 5:25 am Crystal

        Thank you for the feedback. The one in the photo is made out of quilters cotton and I love it and get lots of compliments on it. This could definitely be done with other fabrics though and the ones you suggested are good alternatives. :)

        Best Wishes,

        Crystal

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    • October 7, 2013 @ 5:28 am Crystal

      Oh no. I’m sorry you don’t like the way it turned out. Did you wash your fabric before sewing it? The more you wash it and the more you play with the fabric the softer it gets. The fabric in the scarf in the photos that I am wearing and the scarf that my daughter is wearing in the kids tutorial is all cotton, I’m really happy with the way they turned out. You definitely could use another fabric and follow the same tutorial though.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  42. October 10, 2013 @ 10:25 am Llyn Lee

    It says here that I would need 2 yards to make this scarf. Can I make a kid’s infinity scarf with what’s left? Would it be cut that way where what’s left is still usable for a kid’s scarf?

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    • October 10, 2013 @ 10:39 am Crystal

      Hi Llyn,

      Absolutely. You could make a couple of infinity scarves for kids out of your leftovers. I usually have my cut of fabric for a kid’s scarf be 44″ by 13″ but you could do them a bit thinner (44″ or more by 11″) and get two kids scarves out of your extra fabric. :)

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  43. October 21, 2013 @ 3:53 pm Caroline

    Looks like a great tutorial – thanks so much! Going to try making one soon with jersey knit…do you have any specific advice using this type of fabric? Anything I should do different? Thanks in advance! :)

    Reply

  44. October 23, 2013 @ 12:20 pm Jean W.

    Thanks for the tutorial. Everyone wants these for Christmas.

    Reply

  45. October 26, 2013 @ 10:32 pm Diana

    I just made one of these out of jersey fabric and it turned out so AWESOME! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

    Reply

  46. October 29, 2013 @ 6:02 am Kathy

    I just want to ask if you have a pattern for your elephant pin cushion…it’s soooo cute!!
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    • October 29, 2013 @ 11:40 am Crystal

      Isn’t he adorable? Unfortunately I didn’t make him, I bought him at a garage sale. The person I bought him from said he was a children’s toy they bought in Thailand. I thought he made the perfect pin cushion. I love this elephant pattern from Retro Mama but it’s probably too big for a pin cushion: http://retro-mama.blogspot.ca/2010/06/tilly-tommy.html

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  47. November 16, 2013 @ 2:02 am Beverly Adams-Gordon

    Crystal,
    One thing you have directed in your blog is not really advisable. You always want to cut off the salvages of cotton and woven fabrics. The fabric on the salvage is very different from the rest as it is the part that attaches the waft and loft threads to the loom. It is more tightly woven then the rest and these edges will not shrink or relax in the same fashion as the main part of the fabric. You could end up with some very wonky seams and garments if you don’t remove the salvages before creating them. I used to skip this step on my kiddos dresses, pre-surger days, leaving these “neat edges” for the button edges and never understood why they looked “home made” until a friend, who was a home economics teacher, saw what I was doing and explained it to me. I have had much better results since practicing this advise. Hope this help some beginning sewists.
    Beverly

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    • November 17, 2013 @ 7:38 pm Crystal

      Hi Brooke,

      Thank you so much for the information. I had no idea. I really appreciate the tip. I really must invest in a serger one of these days.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  48. November 24, 2013 @ 3:04 pm Lenora

    Finished one today, three more to go for Christmas presents. I love all your close photos. These are better than another tutorial I followed. Scarves get expensive, but if you buy your fabric, OR upcycle a thrifted or owned garment, you save lots of cash.
    Thank you! Lenora

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  49. November 25, 2013 @ 6:34 pm Cynthia

    Hi – thanks for the tutorial and nice pics. I have a question on step 2. It says to fold it in half so I have a rectangle of 11″ in length and 2 yards in length….my first question is, did you mean 11″ in width and 2 yards in length? And also, why do we need to make 2 at once? Would I still need 2 yards to make one? Thanks – I may have more questions later…I’m trying this right now!
    Cheers,
    Cynthia

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    • November 25, 2013 @ 9:04 pm Crystal

      Hi Cynthia,

      Yes sorry 11″ in width and 2 yards in length. You could just make one scarf. That’s what I usually do, but you would still need 2 yards. You would just have a strip left that is 2 yards long and 22″ wide.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  50. November 25, 2013 @ 7:38 pm Cynthia

    Hi there – here’s a variation that seemed to be simpler and make more sense, at least to my feeble brain. At your step 7, turn right side out, but rather than pulling it all the way right side out, she pulled it only halfway, so the tube was inside itself (I think you worded it as “on top of each other”? but I’m not sure if I’m understanding this to be one inside the other, right sides facing, with half the length. Hope it helps your readers.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PLF3fYDweE

    thanks for getting me started!

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    • November 25, 2013 @ 9:05 pm Crystal

      Hi Cynthia,

      Thanks for sharing this. It’s not visible in Canada, so I can’t watch it but I appreciate you sharing it. I’ve thought about making a video. :)

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  51. November 25, 2013 @ 9:29 pm Rosetta Pierce

    Great tutorial. Your pictures and explanations are so clear that I was able to make this scarf from memory on my first attempt. I have linked to your site with my finished project. Thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial!
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    • November 25, 2013 @ 9:33 pm Crystal

      Oh my goodness! Thank you so much Rosetta! I’m glad that you found the tutorial useful.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  53. November 26, 2013 @ 4:48 am Charlene

    I am an experienced sewer but still managed to mess up the final seam closure the first time. That is because I thought I could just look at the pictures and completely missed the part where you turned it right side out after pressing the long seam! This is key! Also make sure when lining up your long seam that you don’t have the scarf twisted. That may have been in the instructions but I learned that from lining a jacket. Great easy scarf to make, once you read the directions(LOL), I made 5 Sunday afternoon and I am putting together a couple more this morning. Christmas gifts for my daughters roommate that I am sure they will love. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Char

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    • November 26, 2013 @ 4:03 pm Crystal

      Hi Char!

      I’m so glad you found the tutorial usefull. I hope your daughter’s roommates like their scarves! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

      Happy Holidays!

      Crystal

      Reply

  54. December 4, 2013 @ 6:21 pm Beth

    Hi, I love this tutorial! I was wondering if I were to put a monogram on this where would I need to put it?

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    • December 4, 2013 @ 7:47 pm Crystal

      Hi Beth,

      A monogram is a very interesting idea. I usually wear the scarf with the seam at the back under my hair so I would suggest putting the monogram perhaps a quarter of the way around the circle from the seam? That way it would sit half way up the scarf on either the left or right side.

      I’d love to see a picture of your finished scarf!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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      • December 5, 2013 @ 6:24 am Beth

        Thanks so much! I’ll give it a try!

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  55. December 9, 2013 @ 7:01 am MultiTestingMom

    This is going to be my next project – thanks for the GREAT tutorial!
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  56. December 26, 2013 @ 12:14 pm Phyllis Johnson

    I love your scarf instructions, but I have seen a finished scarf with a twist and it laid a little flatter. Wondering if you had made on like that. They have a name but I can’t remember it. Thanks

    Reply

    • January 6, 2014 @ 3:22 pm Crystal

      Hi Phyllis,

      I’m so happy you like the scarf instructions. You can definitely do a twist in the fabric. I actually did my first few scarves this way but I wasn’t as happy with the way they laid when I put them on. You should definitely experiment.

      Thank you so much for visiting.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  57. December 28, 2013 @ 10:22 pm Kyle Elizabeth

    Thanks for this tutorial! I had started following the directions in a different site but just couldn’t understand what they were saying at a couple of the steps. I searched for another tutorial and found yours and I was able to figure it out. Yay! This was my first independent sewing project! Love it! You’re so right that once you understand the concept of pinning the short ends that it will be easy to do again. I purchased more fabric today to make some more for friends. Thanks again! :)

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    • January 6, 2014 @ 3:21 pm Crystal

      Hi Kyle,

      I’m so glad that you found my tutorial easy to follow. That makes my day. Thank you so much for trying it out. I’m sure your friends will love their handmade scarves.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  58. January 13, 2014 @ 11:48 am Candy

    Great job!!! My daughter just bought some infinity scarves online and they ALL came in FLAT AND very thinly packaged. You are completely right, you must FLUFF!

    Thanks,

    Candy

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    • January 13, 2014 @ 1:41 pm Crystal

      Hi Candy,

      The first time I tried it on I thought to myself. This is so weird! It looks nothing like how I’ve seen in photos. Yes… fluff, fluff, fluff. :)

      Thanks you so much for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

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  60. January 30, 2014 @ 2:38 pm Jenny

    I love this tutorial! I just made one with some cheap knit fabric- worked great, then I monogrammed it using a swirly fancy font. Turned out so cute!

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  61. February 7, 2014 @ 11:37 am linda

    I just finished my first scarf using your directions. It turned out great. My fabric was only about 1 1/2 yards but it still works. I probably will just let it loop once. My mom passed away in january and I had some of her last fabric stash. I am going to make a scarf for each of my sisters. Happy Sewing.

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    • February 7, 2014 @ 1:23 pm Crystal

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much for trying out my infinity scarf tutorial. I’m very sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you. What a lovely keepsake for your sisters for you to make them a scarf made with her fabric. So thoughtful of you.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  62. February 20, 2014 @ 8:06 am Kim

    Hello. What is “salvages” when you added that tip that a reader gave you about “…salvages of cotton and woven fabrics”? Can you please update your note so I can better understand what that note means? Thanks very much! I’m looking forward to making my own infinity scarf! :)

    Reply

    • February 20, 2014 @ 8:07 pm Crystal

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you so much for visiting. The salvage is the long edge on both sides of the fabric. One side will usually have the name of the fabric design, the fabric designer and circles with the colors that are in the fabric… look at the photo in step 5 for a picture of the salvage edge.

      Good luck with your infinity scarf!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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  64. March 17, 2014 @ 5:14 pm Jen

    I made one today! I love it. Thanks for your tutorial. I used 3 second hand t-shirts for the fabric. One has a bright elephant on it. It was about 70″ long and 8″ wide. It was longer but I ended up cutting it and making it shorter.

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    • March 27, 2014 @ 10:04 pm Crystal

      That sounds so cool Jen! I’d love to see a picture if you have one. I’m really glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

      Thank you for visiting!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  65. March 22, 2014 @ 3:33 pm Susan Karandy

    I am making this out of knit and the last time i tried a similar tutorial, the long seam became kind of shirred when i sewed it. Could i do the lomg seam on my serger?

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    • March 23, 2014 @ 9:07 am Crystal

      Hi Susan,

      I haven’t tried this with knit fabric and I don’t have a serger, lol… but I think that using a serger could be a good option! If you try it let me know how it goes.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  66. March 25, 2014 @ 6:31 pm Anna

    I LOVE this tutorial. I bought double sided fabric and was able to make 2 scarves for the price of one, since you cut the fabric down the middle. I finished both scarves within 30 minutes. Thank you so much!

    Anna

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    • March 27, 2014 @ 9:51 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much Anna! I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial. I’d love to see photos if you took any.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  67. March 28, 2014 @ 1:55 pm Katelyn

    I’m sorry if someone already asked this, but did you prewash your fabric?

    Reply

    • March 28, 2014 @ 6:58 pm Crystal

      Hi Katelyn,

      Thank you so much for visiting. I happen to be in the “pre-wash your fabric camp”. My mom has always prewashed her fabric in case of shrinkage so I do to. :)

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  68. April 8, 2014 @ 2:32 am infinity scarf knit

    Thanks for the tutorial! Thumbs up for your tutorial, you shared the basic and easy to follow directions. I’m glad that I find this site, now; I can make my own infinity scarf! Thanks, really appreciated your article! A handmade scarf is the best gift as well – full of love by the giver.

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  69. April 19, 2014 @ 10:15 am April

    Thanks for the tutorial! I had just finished making an infinity scarf and Googled “how to make an infinity scarf” just to see if I had done it right. lol Your website came up & you did it just the way I had just done! The only thing is that I had some really wide fabric and ended up just getting a yard and halving it twice, so I have a 2 yard scarf with two horizontal seams instead of one. Still looks good as my fabric is pretty busy. So anyway, thanks for the tutorial. I will now go check out your kids scarf tutorial & bookmark your site! :-)

    Reply

    • April 22, 2014 @ 7:07 am Crystal

      Hi April,

      I’m so glad that my tutorial matched how you made your infinity scarf! Thank you so much for visiting. I appreciate you bookmarking my site.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  70. June 8, 2014 @ 4:58 pm Cindy meredith

    Thank you for the tutorial. One minor change that I made was to simply line up the seams inside with right sides together. ( and not turn it right side out after sewing the long side seam. ) for the last piece of machine sewing. This made it super easy to sew and turn.

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  71. August 8, 2014 @ 11:08 am Stephanie Ruth

    I am a beginner sewer and I have a question, and maybe it’s a stupid question I don’t know… It said that this makes two scarves? When in your tutorial did it say to split it into two? Maybe I just missed a step? Thanks!

    Reply

    • August 8, 2014 @ 11:51 am Crystal

      Hi Stephanie,

      There is no such thing as a stupid question. I’m sorry if it was unclear. The 2 yards in length of fabric that you need for this project could be used to make 2 scarves. In step 1 you cut the fabric in half by length so that it is 22 inches in width by 2 yards in length. You would have 2 pieces of fabric in that size so you could make two scarves with it.

      Does that make sense?

      Thank you so much for visiting.

      Best wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

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  74. November 2, 2014 @ 12:32 pm sandy france

    Just made a scarf. Sew a tube right sides together, leaving a 4″ opening in a long seam. Then reach inside the tube and pull one end to the other, leaving half inside the other half. The ends will be right sides together, just sew the whole tube together. Then turn right side out through the 4″ opening and slip stitch that opening. Tons easier!!! watched it on program Sew it All.

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    • November 2, 2014 @ 3:16 pm Crystal

      Great tip! Thanks for sharing Sandy!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

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  76. November 10, 2014 @ 11:45 am Hannah

    Hi! I am making this scarf as we speak, but I have a quick question. As I am working with this and thinking about it, I feel like two yards is a bit long. I know that includes seam allowance, but It seems like it’ll be really big even once you double it up. Any thoughts on this? Am I just not imagining it correctly? I don’t want to make it shorter without asking this question first since I am still a beginner! (:

    Reply

    • November 10, 2014 @ 1:54 pm Crystal

      Hi Hannah,

      You absolutely can shorten it if you would like. The one in the photo is 2 yards, but you could shorten it as well. 60 inches would probably be fine. Thank you so much for visiting and for trying my tutorial! Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  77. November 19, 2014 @ 1:12 pm Marie

    These directions were much easier to follow than another site I found. Thank you for really making it simple!

    Reply

    • November 19, 2014 @ 11:29 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much for your comment Marie. You have no idea how much they mean to me. When I created this post I was really going for that. I’m a very visual learner so wanted to make a tutorial that was visually easy to follow. Thank you so much for visiting and for your comment.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  78. November 22, 2014 @ 9:08 pm Peggy

    I teach a group of young girls to sew and this will be a great project. Thanks so much!

    Reply

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  80. December 10, 2014 @ 2:49 pm Sue

    Great tutorial. I have made lots of these for presents. They are so quick, easy and a fun project. I like the knit fabrics best as they sit better. Another tip is to use 2 different prints in the same scarf! Half and half. Makes for a great effect.

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  81. December 15, 2014 @ 8:17 am Lia

    Hi!

    Thanks for the tutorial! Although for a beginner, or if you haven’t got your material cut or your machiene ready… I wouldn’t quite call that 30 minutes! Also i was trying for ages how to figure out joining the scarf together, then decided to just figure it out myself, and then managed it. I would suggest doing the same – and maybe doing this video as a tutorial, as to explain that part in words is stuff- would be much better to be seen.

    Thanks!

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  82. December 21, 2014 @ 4:24 pm Naomi Clifton

    Amazing after I totally messed the scarf up, and then sorta figured out how to fix it, I got online and saw this wonderful tutorial. Duh, should have looked first but thought I knew what I was doing!!! This made so much sense. Thank you for the info.

    Reply

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  86. February 14, 2015 @ 7:43 pm Jody Raup

    This was a great tutorial! So quick! Thanks!

    Reply

    • February 15, 2015 @ 5:46 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much Jody!

      Crystal

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