Sunday, October 9, 2011

Single Loop Lace Infinity Scarf Tutorial





Materials:


1/ 2 yd Lace

1/2 yd Backing Fabric

Matching thread 
(ignore the elastic thread shown in the pic)

Tutorial:

My original intention for this project was a shirred waist skirt. Some silky grey fabric with a lace overlay and a simple shirred waist sounded easy enough. However silk is far from the easiest material to work with and I couldn't get it to lay right in order to sew the lines of shirring. So I scratched that idea and went for a scarf instead. And hey, it turned out pretty cute!

Begin by cutting your lace and backing fabric into 18" x 45" rectangles. Pin the 45" sides of the fabric right sides together. 


Sew along each 45" side


Turn inside out and you'll have something like this:


Bring the two ends together and pin the lace fabric right sides together. 


Sew with a 1/2 inseam.


Turn the scarf inside out so that the seams are exposed and pin your backing fabric right sides together. 


Sew as shown below (with a 1/2" inseam), leaving about a 4 inch gap opening.


Turn scarf right side out through your gap and secret stitch the opening.

And done! 



 Maybe not as cute as the skirt I had envisioned, but pretty darn close! 





*Update*

More scarves made with this tutorial!







49 comments:

Sarah said...

Super cute! It turned out great! I love your tutorials. They're always so easy to follow! :)

tousled day said...

Beauuutiful! I've been thinking about something like that today. Your's turned out stuning. I'm so love it! Tnx for tutorial :)

Kelli said...

You are so cute! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. It turned out so cute!!

MeganMcKay said...

This is awesome! I'm not much of an accessory person (mainly because of cost), but this looks like something I could definitely rock out.

I'm going to be looking for lots of different lace and fabric combinations now!

By the way, did you ever decide to open an etsy store? :)

-Megan

Chris said...

I love this! And this sounds like really easy instructions (thanks), and I'm a seriously beginner sewer! maybe I can make my own with some fabric I have laying around!

http://pearspalette.etsy.com

DecorandtheDog said...

Love this scarf!!

Becky~ said...

Thats adorable.Thanks for sharing katy!

Katie Jobczynski said...

i love the color of lace you used! i tried to find a similar color when i made the cowl neck tee shirt of yours, but had no luck.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Very cute!! Are the bangs new??

Vixxen said...

This is an adorable scarf. I feel like I can actually make wearable things using your tutorials. I found you on Ucreate through SumbleUpon and I'm really, really glad I did. I can't wait to try so many of these crazy (and super cool!) DIY projects! Thanks!

Courtney said...

Super cute scarf! Are you going to be showing any Halloween/ fall tutorials? Dressing up for Halloween?

Claire said...

Such a cute scarf! I love the colour of it :) This is definitely something that will go on my to do list (as soon as I learn how to sew lol)

NaturalBeauty26 said...
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NaturalBeauty26 said...

That in unbelievably adorable! I really want to try to make one!

http://basementsewing.blogspot.com/

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

I adore this scarf :) It's gorgeous! I'm featuring it on my FB page! Thanks for sharing it!!

Katie said...

Once again you've hit it out of the park! I absolutely LOVE this scarf. Thankfully I have some lace at home that I think I'll use to try and recreate this scarf!

NiCoLe said...

this is so wonderful! I wanna do these for Christmas! :) I did a little blurb about you on my blog, hope u don't mind!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Great job this is really cute!

http://www.artfire.com/users/auntiechrisquiltfabric said...

Very beautiful!

Belinda Regina said...

nice scarf :) ill made my color 'tocsa' thank you miss Sweet Verbena
nice to meet you ,Belinda - myurbey
http://myurbey.blogspot.com

a midwestern belle said...

This is the best infinity scarf tutorial I've seen! Just made one today! :)

Abby said...

I'm going to make one of these! It's gorgeous!

Ashley said...

I came across your blog via pinterest when this tutorial was pinned. It's absolutely adorable! I couldn't stop myself once I started browsing your blog. You have some amazing talent! I have no idea how to use a sewing machine, but my mother used to make her own clothes as a child so I'm hoping she can teach me. I'm definitely going to utilize your blog as inspiration

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee this. You should totally sell these! Beautiful!

kmer said...

I made 3 today-- two for me and one for my sister-in-law! I pinned this on pinterest awhile back. Thank you so much for showing how to do this and sharing your talent. :)

malia said...

adore!

jamie said...

Made mine today! Very easy to follow tutorial! I'll be making more of your things :)

Aubrey said...

i modified this a little and made one out of bamboo knit fabric. it's so soft, and i loved it so much i made 4 more tonight with lace. so cute!

Masustak eguzkitan said...

Hi Katy!!!
I added a link from my blog´s post to your tutorial
Check it ;-)

Erin said...

Hi, quick question: I'm making these right now and find that the backing fabric I used doesn't lay really well. I chose a satin-y liner fabric, thinking it would look very pretty and dressed-up, but I'm not so pleased with it now--it's too busy and, yeah, doesn't lay well. What kind of fabric did you use? Is it a cotton?

Kelby said...

Thank you so much for such an easy tutorial and a great product at the end!!

I was originally going to make a different type of scarf, off of directions from another site, but it didn't work! The result looked like a wet tube sock! AWFUL!!

But thanks to your site, I tried your tutorial and it WORKED!! You saved my fabric and CHRISTMAS!!

I've given a few away and they thought I BOUGHT the scarf, not make it!! You've given me the confidence and pleasure to start sewing again!!

From now on, I'll be coming to your site first!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Holly Louise said...

I LOVE THIS! Adding to my January crafty to do list for next Christmas!

Nicole at Pink Flamingo Studio said...

Simple, yet adorable idea! Made these for Christmas gifts!

flo said...

great, I'm going to try that one too!
thanks for charing.

liss said...

Ooooh JUST finished this now (first official project on my new sewing machine!)...it's super easy, I just wish you had specified to sew all the way to the edges, or at least overlapping the other sewn edge when you are sewing the short sides together - I didn't go all the way to the edge on the lace side and got a hole!
Otherwise, REALLY pretty and REALLY easy! My sister sent this to me to look at, and I'm giving it to her for her bday!
ALSO, to note, if you want to be able to loop it around your head twice, I would make it maybe 50% longer.
Thanks!!!!!

JDBee23 said...
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JDBee23 said...

This was my very first sewing project! Thank you for the easy how-to. I love my new scarf! By the way, I just read you were from the Ft. Worth area. I am from Burleson and currently attending Texas State! Just thought that was neat, haha.

Angela Kingshill said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to make one for myself with this special fabric I've been saving for the perfect use, this is it!!

Lady Mockingbird said...

Great tutorial! See how mine turned out here:

http://ladymandthebs.blogspot.com/2012/01/lady-see-lady-do-infinity-scarf.html

Nikki said...

This is awesome! I did one similar to your's, except the backing is grey and the lace is black. I love mine!!! I've seen scarves like this at Downeast for a price I just couldn't afford, but with this tutorial, I made mine in about 20 minutes. It's now my favorite accessory. Thanks so much!!!

Grandma Becky said...

Now I'm liking this idea alot! Just may do it soon. It would got with alot of things. Off white lace would look nice as well. Got this link from Happy Housewife blog! Thanks for sharing!

Helen Deeds said...

This is beautiful!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

milleluci said...

Grazie mille per l'idea e per il tutorial, che ho subito copiato.
Bellissimo!!!!!!!!

Kara said...

I love this scarf!! Please, Please, Please link it up to our scarf round up!

http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/2012/10/create-and-share-diy-scarves.html

Lolly Jane said...

Loooove how easy peasy your tutorial was to follow! Thank you loads for sharing.... I linked back to you as I attempted to create my own from a placemat!

:)Kristi @LollyJane
http://lollyjane.com/placemat-infinity-scarf-tutorial/

lifeoutsideoftexas said...

I love this! I don't sew, but I'd definitely buy one. :)

Kiana Bates said...

This is so dang cute! :)

new follower!

kianabates.blogspot.com

Ivy Reisner said...

Love It!!! Christmas present idea, check! :)
Thanks,
Ivy

Grandma Sue said...

Love it! I could see a white or cream on pastel silk for Mothers' Day! For Halloween---Jo-Annes' and Hanncock have lots of sheer spider web, etc. fabric (Over Orange, of course.)

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