Raise your hand if you’re back flipping for pumpkin spice and infinity scarves?? ME!
I love to be creative! I can’t draw. I can’t paint. I can’t cook. But damn if I can’t craft. It’s my thing. I’m so grateful to have this blog to keep me accountable for doing things I love. I’ve actually almost started an Etsy store about 50,000 times but haven't pulled the trigger on that, mostly because I usually don't like to make the same thing twice.
Anywho, this early Fall weather has got me so excited for scarf season! I’m not a #sweaterweather kind of girl. Sweaters make me claustrophobic but I do loves me some scarves.
If you’re as excited for scarf season as I am, here are 3 DIY Infinity Scarves for Dummies.
THE CONVERTIBLE PASHMINA
The Convertible Pashmina and I have been friends for a long time. What do you do with all those bridesmaids pashminas? What's to do with the all the ones you bought from street vendors in NY? (Such a good deal!) You simply:
- Lay it in half
- Matching the corners together to make a rectangle
- Tie the corners together
- Wrap it around you twice
- Voila you have a glorious now fluffy, evenly distributed infinity scarf
THE QUICK STITCH
I was looking for a new Fall favorite and decided I wanted to make it myself. All you need is:
- 2 yards of jersey fabric
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread for hand stitching
I’ve also got a few pro tips that my mama taught me:
- Making sure your scissors are for fabric only. Paper dulls scissors in a major way.
- Always have scrap fabric to test your bobbin before you start sewing your freshly cut and pinned fabric.
- Use a sewing machine in a room with a door that closes. Sewing and swearing go hand in hand. We blame the bobbin.
Here is a link to the video I followed for the Quick Stitch Infinity Scarf. If you've sewed before this is going to be easy. If you haven't but have a sewing machine that's collecting dust, this is a great one to start with!
If you need me I'll just be wearing this every day. SO COZY. And I'm obsessed with navy.
THE CHUNKY BRAID
This scarf is extra fun because it feels like color blocking but has a fun softer braid detail. You need the same supplies as above but instead of one fabric that’s 2 yards, pick 2 jersey fabrics and get 2 yards each. I used my sewing machine but some use heat tape which is pretty tempting! There may be less swearing with heat tape, but then I ask you, what's the fun in that?
Here is the YouTube video I watched for this scarf. I loves me some Pinterest but I really needed a video to explain how to make the braided portion.
Here she is! What a beaut, if I don't say so myself. Full disclosure ... this is heavy!! Wrapping it twice around feels a little too tight for my liking so I really like wearing it unwrapped. If I did this again I would probably use 2.5 yards of fabric each and cut the width down from the standard 60 inches to 45 to cut down on the weight.
So that's a wrap on DIY Infinity Scarves! Like most things that are fun, crafting gets pushed to the bottom of the to do list. It feels awesome to make the time and do something I so genuinely enjoy. I hope to see you all around town looking cozy with your DIY scarves sipping on your PSLs. Don't forget, thanks to Pinterest and YouTube you can do anything! Just try it! To find more fun craft ideas check out my Pinterest Page.