bitty.and.bunny: DIY Vintage Infinity Scarf

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DIY Vintage Infinity Scarf

A few years ago I inherited a whole bunch of beautiful vintage scarves and kerchiefs from my grandma.  (She was a stylish lady, that one - had an entire dresser drawer full of them, I kid you not).  I made this one out of two of my favorites and it's been a staple in my wardrobe ever since.  I love wearing it - it's light and airy and one-of-a-kind, and can even fool you into thinking that a tank top and jorts look kind of fancy.

Lately I've gotten so many compliments on it that I thought it might be time to share the secret of its construction with you.  Note: that was sarcastic.  This DIY is so ridiculously easy I almost feel silly explaining it.

1. Gather your supplies.  You'll need just 3 things:
  • sewing apparatus (machine or manual)
  • pins
  • at least 2 scarves/kerchiefs you want to use (the more you use, the longer your scarf will be).  If they're the same width at the ends, great!  If not, don't worry.  I promise you won't see it in the end.
(1 ½.) As you can see, these two are different widths. That's ok.  By definition infinity scarves are bunched and folded and messy and therefore wonderful at hiding flaws and imperfections.  No one will notice*.
2. Line the ends of the scarves up together with the outsides facing in.  If one is shorter than the other, just try to center it as well as possible.
3. Pin the scarves together so they don't wiggle around when you sew them.
4. Sew the ends together.  Repeat the same process for the other side.  Voila.  Your two scarves have just become one.
5. Loop it around your neck and rock it. 

*Unless you completely forget to make any attempt to hide those all of the white stitching you just did, for instance.

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1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being featured today Kym!!


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