One of my favorite accessories in winter is a simple, easy and warm infinity scarf. You can easily find them in all sorts of colors and fabrics- and they go with everything.
I’ve stopped buying infinity scarfs since they are one of the easiest things you can make on your own—it only takes a few minutes, a sewing machine (or iron on hem tape), some scissors, and a pair of soft and comfy pants.
This DIY project also makes a great gift, paired with a bottle of Cambria's Benchbreak Chardonnay, or as a girl’s night in craft night project since there aren’t too many complicated steps. Pour some wine and gather some friends—set out some scissors and a sewing machine, and you can each make your own scarf while enjoying each other’s company!
The beauty of using flannel or linen pants is that you can get exactly the right color and pattern you’re looking for and it is so easy to find discounted or thrifted flannel pants for under $5 (or even free if you have some you aren’t using anymore.) I had some flannel and linen maternity pants I won’t be using again, and decided to whip up a bunch of these with them.
Pro Tip: To make a uniform scarf, it is best to use trouser style or relaxed fit pants- no skinny pants! You want a straight leg, or your scarf might look a bit wobbly and asymmetrical in some areas.
DIY Infinity Scarf
1. To start, you need to cut apart the pants. Cut up the crotch inseam, and cut off the waistband of the pants (especially if you are using pants with anything stretchy). This will give you two long legs.
2. Next, remove any pockets with a seam ripper.
3. Turn pant legs inside out.
4. Pinch or pin the tops of the pant legs- the part you cut- together, giving yourself about a 5/8" seam allowance. You will sewing around the circle here- NOT sewing directly through the pant legs (we will do that in another step).
5. Sew edges of pants together, or use hemming tape to join them together with an iron.
6. Flip scarf right side out again.
7. Line up the other end of pant legs together, tucking one into the other to make a large hoop shape.
8. Sew a straight line through both pant legs (or use hemming tape and an iron)—and you’re done.
Time to pour a glass of wine and admire your work!
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