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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial

Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion
Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion
Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

I'm finally going to share with you a Christmas present I made that was a sewing project. (I had to give my wrists a break after all that crocheting!). I had purchased a couple yards of rayon challis from Fabric.com in few different prints. I just love this fabric. It feels very nice and drapes well. Two yards is enough to make two scarves, so you can make one for yourself and a friend. This scarf is perfect for an extra light layer in the springtime. I made them for Christmas, but in California the seasons can get a bit blurred.

This sewing project is super simple. It's ideal for beginners because it's very forgiving if your seams aren't prefect. I added a twist to the scarves before sewing to help with the drape, making this a Mobius Scarf. [It gets that name from the Möbius strip in mathematics]. I promise it's easier to do than it was to explain how I did it! Let's get to the tutorial...

Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

The fabric I used is sold out, as the inventory on Fabric.com usually sells quickly. You can search for "rayon challis" though and still find lots of great options.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 2 yards of rayon challis (mine was 56" wide)
  • thread
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • hand sewing needle
  • sewing scissors or a rotary cutter

    I used a 1/4" seam allowance

    INSTURCTIONS

  • Fold your fabric in half selvedge to selvedge
  • Cut along the fold to create to 2 yards x 28" rectangles (you will just need one rectangle to make the scarf)

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

  • Fold the fabric in half right sides together along the 2 yard side. Pin.
  • Sew

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

  • Press seam open (I highly recommend not skipping this step. It gives the finished scarf a more professional looking finish)

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

  • Here's where it gets a bit hard to explain. You want to take one end of the scarf and bring it inside the other end of the scarf. I find it's easiest to do this on my arm. I put the scarf tube on my arm with the seam up. I use one hand to pinch the seam end with my fingers, and then pinch the other end with the my other hand. I then let my arm drop, and the scarf folds up into itself. I line up the edges, matching the seams.

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

  • Now it's time to add the twist. Lay the scarf on a flat surface. Mark a pin in each layer at the end opposite the seam.

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion

  • Grab the inside end of the scarf, and now you will twist it so that the inside pin matches up with the outside seam, and the inside seam matches up with the outside pin.
  • Pin the edges of the tube together
  • Sew around the tube, leaving a 3" opening for turning. Remember to backstitch.

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion
  • Press seam open. (It's a bit tricky, but again, highly recommended)

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion
  • Turn your scarf right side out

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion
  • Using a blind stitch to hand sew the opening closed.
  • Now put on your new scarf and have fun styling it!

    Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial: how to sew a mobius scarf with a twist | She's Got the Notion


    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make a scarf using this tutorial, I'd love to see it! Take a picture and tag me on Instagram or Twitter, or post it to my Facebook page. And be sure to follow me on Bloglovin' or Google+ to keep up with the latest on my blog!

    Happy Sewing!




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