Hello, Design Dazzle readers! This is Sarah from Bombshell Bling, and I am so excited to be here posting as part of the Christmas Wonderful series this year. Today I am going to share with you the crazy simple trick that I use to make infinity scarves for my two year old.
Last year I was in Walmart and saw a cute black polka dot scarf. Much to my delight, it was only $3.97. However, when I picked it up I realized why. It was wimpy. Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy. Personally, I like a big, billowy scarf around my neck. If it’s not making a statement and it’s not keeping me warm with lots of fabric then why am I wearing it?
I was disappointed for a moment, but then it occurred to me that at the price of $3.97 it couldn’t hurt to buy it and try to adapt it into a scarf for my toddler. If it didn’t work or she refused to wear it I would only be out four bucks.
When I got home I used the process that I am going to show you below and made that polka dot scarf into a teeny, tiny infinity scarf. Much to my surprise, and delight, she not only kept it on, but she loved wearing it and started asking for it when she got dressed. She does like to be just like Ma, after all, and Ma pretty much wears a scarf every single day of the fall and winter. True story. I may have a small addiction . . . 😉
For everyday use I usually find her the cheap, flimsy scarves at Walmart, but I made a magnificent discovery this Halloween: ABSURDLY SMALL HOLIDAY SCARVES AT DOLLAR TREE!!! I was looking for something at Dollar Tree and the wimpiest jack-o-lantern scarf that I have ever seen caught my eye. I knew instantly that it would be perfect for my little gal. I was right. She was obsessed, and everywhere we went people commented on it. Here we are on Instagram in our Halloween scarves. (Mine is the Jack Skellington scarf I got at Disneyland. I love it so very much.)
I made a special trip to Dollar Tree last week in hopes that they would have tiny Christmas scarves, and I was delighted to find three different options. This candy cane scarf was my favorite. The Walmart scarves have to have quite a bit of length cut off, but these guys really don’t. However, I still go to the trouble of making them infinity scarves because they stay on so much better than regular scarves since the ends aren’t hanging down and tempting her to play with them and pull on them all day long.
Ok, let’s get sewing!
Here is what you will need for this tutorial:
- sewing machine
- scissors – optional
Fold your scarf in half (make sure it isn’t twisted!) and pin the ends together. (If you are using a longer scarf or a scarf with tassles, chop those off with your scissors. You can use a book or ruler or something to make a straight line for cutting. I cut about 6 inches off of the end of each Walmart scarf, or 12 inches total.)
If you have a serger then you can serge the ends together. I do not have a serger, but my sewing machine has a setting that is similar to a serger. You can always use a zig zag stitch as well.
Carefully sew the two sides together RIGHT along the edge. I often go back and do a second pass just next to the original one (second pass not pictured).
You are all done! So simple, and now you have a super cute holiday infinity scarf for your little lady! You could also use this method to make any adult scarves into infinity scarves.
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Have a Christmas WONDERFUL day!
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Posted on November 18, 2014
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