Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easy DIY lace infinity scarf

While searching around on the web seeking inspiration for a birthday present for a friend of mine, I came across this cute scarf.  I just knew I had to re-create it for my friend's birthday gift.  And while doing so, I decided to try my hand at tutorial writing.  So here goes, a tutorial for creating your own lace infinity scarf.

Tools: a rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler, sewing machine, pins & matching thread

Materials: 
       1-25 inch cut of 60 inch wide jersey knit fabric
       1-half yard cut of 45 inch wide lace

Step 1: straighten out your cut of jersey knit using your ruler and rotary cutter.  You want to make sure that you have the straightest piece of fabric you can to start with so that your scarf won't twist and bunch in ways that you don't want once its sewn.

Step 2: Cut a 25 by 17 inch rectangle from the lace.


After cutting both fabrics I checked to be sure they were the same width.


Step 3: Join the lace and jersey knit together along one of the 25 inch wide sides with right sides together, pin in place (you don't have to use pins but it helps to keep everything from creeping apart as you sew).  


Step 4: Sew with a 3/4" zig zag seam. 



Step 5: Trim the seam to 1/4".


Step 6: Fold scarf in half with right sides together along the long sides, matching seams, pin. Sew with a 3/4" zig zag seam. (I changed thread in between the lace and the jersey knit because I didn't want the seam to be super visible on the lace.)


Step 7: Turn scarf right side out through the end.


Step 8: This is where it gets tricky.  With the scarf right side out pin the ends together right sides together matching the seam.  Turn the scarf partially inside out to make it easier to line up the lace and the knit.  Sew carefully around the opening, joining lace to the knit.  Leave 2-3" opening to turn the scarf back right side out.


Step 9: Flip scarf right side out through the small hole left in the seam.

Step 10: Flip the remaining fabric to the inside and hand stitch the hole closed.  I used a blind hem stitch.


Voila! your own lace infinity scarf.



Please let me know if the directions are clear enough to follow, if not I will gladly revise them.

Happy Sewing!

Mary

5 comments:

  1. This is a great tutorial. And very nice scarf. I have tons of vintage lace from a estate sale find. Cant wait to try this.

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  2. Very well written...I may try this too!

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  3. Thank you for posting! This was easy to understand!

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  4. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Thanks! I'm making scarves for my mother- in-law and sister-in-law. I'm using lace from my mother-in-law's wedding dress.

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