Last April I taught a class on making t-shirt infinity scarves at the SNAP Conference in SLC. I’m just now remembering that I hadn’t posted a tutorial for them…so better late than never! The scarves were a hit…they are so easy to make that each person in the class made more than one.
I had precut all the squares for the class:
Love all the colorful combinations:
To make your scarf, first you need to cut a bunch of 11″ squares from t-shirts, pajama pants, etc or just knit-by-the-yard:
For the adult sized scarf you need 8 squares per scarf and the child sized only needs 6 squares. Lay them out in the pattern you want the finished scarf to be. 2 rows of 4:
Sew each row of 4 together first using a sewing machine or a serger, like you are making a quilt. So you will have 2 long rectangles:
Lay one of the long rectangles on top of the other so that right sides are together:
Sew down the two longest sides to connect the pieces together. You will basically have a long tube:
You’ll need 2 safety pins for this next step. These are just used a markers. Attach one safety pin to each corner as shown in the photo…they should be on opposite corners:
Now this part is a little tricky to show you in photos but just follow step by step and you’ll be okay. Take one of the safety pinned corners:
And turn the corner into the center of the “tube” you’ve made:
Guide the safety pin all the way through to the other side.
Once the safety pin is on the other side you have basically folded the scarf in half but it’s inside out:
And then straighten out all the edges so that your seams align as shown:
This is what the scarf looks like at this point. It looks like it is folded in half, but it’s twisted inside:
Sew all the way around the two open edges, you are sewing them together. But leave a small 2″ gap so that you can turn the scarf right side out:
To turn the scarf right side out just reach through the small gap you left and pull the scarf back through so the correct sides of the fabric are showing:
The finished scarf:
Here is one Boo made…just 6 squares for her size…but made in the exact same way:
Great for recycling and upcycling those old knits!
We have quite a collection:
Photography themed and color themed:
Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts sent me a photo of one she made in my class. Love these cheery colors:
Make sure to send me photos if you make one so that I can pin them to my Pinterest board!