Sunday, 27 July 2014

Pretty infinity scarf tutorial

So it's been a little chilly up here in North Qld over winter, which never happens! Winter in north qld is normally still warm with some cool weather for approx 2 weeks (it's true I know we shouldn't actually call it winter it's really cool summer weather). BUT! This winter has had some really chilly mornings. I never thought I'd ever get back into my flanny pjs living up here but I was wrong!

I decided to make a nice light scarf to wear on the mornings I was going to freeze. I have a lovely stash of Mercer and Tule fabric that I'm in love with at the moment. I also chose to use some lovely peach chevron fabric from Dear Stella and I just happened to score the last of the bolt for free too so that was an added bonus!

To make the scarf, I followed Katy's tutorial over at Sweet Verbena. Her tutorial is so simple and easy to follow! She made her scarf out of lace with a backing fabric.  I had a hunt around on Pinterest for other tutes and loved Katy's explanation of what to do.

I made one scarf exactly according to Katy's measurements (18 x 45 inches) using the Tule by Leah Duncan fabric. I used two fabrics either side to make the scarf and by following the instructions just chose one side of the fabric as the 'backing' as per Katy's tute.



I used the chevron spot as the backing for one side and the
triangle fabric for the other. 


Whala! The finished product! I love this fabric combo!
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For my second scarf I wanted to use my gorgeous dear stella chevron fabric. One problem I had though is that I only had one yard.  In Katy's tute she says to use a 45 inch x 18 inch rectangle. So for the length I didn't have enough fabric. I wanted my chevrons to go across the body yet they would only fit if I had 45 inches of fabric in length. So I decided to make the scarf shorter and see how it went.
I used my one yard to make up the scarf length (36 inches instead of 45) and kept the width the same.  I thought the scarf would turn out too short but it was the perfect length!  I actually like the shorter length on me as I'm tall and the scarf sits perfectly.

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If you wanted to make a scarf to double around your neck you could try doubling the length and seeing how you go. A good way to measure is with your measuring tape wrapped around your neck like the scarf. You could even make a 1.5 times length scarf so you could wear it with one bigger loop at the bottom and a shorter one at the top.

And don't worry, if you can't sew, we'll be releasing some of these gorgeous scarves for next winter. I should have them in our store by April '15 for our grand reopening! ♥

Happy sewing!

Kate x



2 comments:

  1. The scarfs look great. Love the fabric colours you choose. Will pop on over and check out Sweet Verbena blog.

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  2. Hi Melissa, thanks for stopping by. The scarf is so easy to make, once you make one you'll definitely be making more! x

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