Easy DIY craft tutorial idea for a jersey knit and lace infinity scarf. Great for beginner sewers and learning to sew with a sewing machine! Handmade Scarves are super trendy and can be worn in several different ways and styles.
Have you jumped on the scarf bandwagon yet? I absolutely love scarves! There are so many ways to wear them and are a great accessory to just about any outfit.
When I started this scarf I actually had a different vision for how it would turn out, but I ran into a few snags. So I regrouped and re-planned, and I am so happy with the finished product. I am thinking I am going to need to make a couple more!
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How to Make a Jersey Knit and Lace Infinity Scarf
It all started with this black elastic gathered lace. When I saw this in the fabric store the wheels started turning.
I loved the lace as is, but it wouldn’t work for the scarf. So the first thing I did was remove the elastic stitching. It came out pretty easily with my seam ripper.
The width of the lace is just a touch over 6 inches, so I knew that is what I wanted the width of the scarf to be.
For the next part, I needed the fabric. I originally tried with a t-shirt but I didn’t plan very well and one t-shirt didn’t give me enough fabric. I really didn’t want to go back to the store so I went to my fabric stash to see what I could find.
For Christmas, I had made my sister and 2 nieces maxi skirts and I still had a little of that fabric left. Perfect! I even like the pattern better than going with a solid color.
In the above picture, the fabric is folded over and has a width of 60 inches. So I cut the strip along the top with a 12-inch width.
With rights sides together, sew the raw edges together. You could use a standard sewing machine or a serger. I prefer the serger for any seam that I can use it on. It is quick and easy.
This will leave you with a tube of knit fabric. Pull the inside out so it is right side facing out.
For the next step, I needed to figure out how long I wanted the scarf to be. I pulled out another of my favorite infinity scarves and used it to measure against, and cut off the excess.
Even though this is an infinity scarf I still needed to hem the edges because the black lace is going to go between the two ends. I folded the ends in about 1/2 inch and pinned in place.
I folded the end of the lace under another 1/2 inch and then re-pinned to the end.
Then sewed together. Here you can see the front and the back. The back isn’t as pretty as I would like, but I am not a perfectionist sewer, so I wasn’t going to pick and restitch. That’s not how I roll.
All sewn together it is so cute! I like how it looks just laying on my craft table.
But the real test comes when I put it on.
Yup, I still love it! In the next picture, it is wrapped around my next three times for a tighter look.
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