One Seam Ruffled Infinity Scarf

 

Ruffled Infinity Scarf

I have to say that I LOVE scarves! Just like hand bags, big earrings, and boots, you can never have to many.

Ok, my husband and most men I know would disagree with that statement.

For me, however, this is a truth that I just can’t get away from, now matter how hard I try.  Scarves, earrings, boots, and handbags bring me JOY.  The older I get the more of a girlie girl I am becoming…. hummmm that might be something I need to ponder, but that is for another post.  Today I’m going to show you how to make your own ruffled infinity scarf.   It’s so simple.

To be 100% honest I bought the ruffled fabric I made my scarf from about 4 months ago. I was a little intimidated to work with it, because it is VERY stretchy.  So when I went home, last month, I took my fabric with me.  When I have a sewing question I always turn to my Mom, she always has an answer.   This time was no different.

I had a much more complicated idea in my head and before I could even get the entire idea out she had finished making the scarf. {I’m kidding or exaggerating! She’s that good.}

I’ll show you what she did and how simple it is.  I bought my fabric from Pick Your Plum {If you haven’t looked at the Pick Your Plum site you are missing out on some great deals! Check them out.} The piece I bought was 40X60 inches.  With scissors I cut along one of the ruffles the length of the the fabric so 40 inches long and about 7 inches wide.

I didn’t trim off the salvage edge. This fabric wont fray so we didn’t hem the sides either. {Thank goodness for my mom because I was totally planning on hemming it, which would have been a nightmare!}  Line up your right sides up as good as you can, and sew a zig-zag stitch on the wrong side of the fabric. If you are having a hard time lining up the ruffles use some pins, however this is such a short seam that they might not be necessary.  Trim off any extra fabric after you finish your seam.

One Seam Ruffle Scarf

You can see where we left the salvage ends.  You can’t see them at all when you are wearing the scarf.

No need to Trim Ruffle Scarf

That all you have to do! If you have a serger sewing machine it would be even easier because it would trim off the extra fabric for you.

Ruffle Scarf on me

 

Ruffle Scarf Easy Beginner Sewing Project

Yes I know my earring is turned backwards in both of the photos…. but I didn’t notice until after I had finished taking photos and after I found this cute photo bomber I was laughing to hard to take any more photos.

Photo Bomb Ruffled Scarf

The life of a mom/blogger. lol

If you are looking for an easy beginner sewing project for yourself or a child this would be perfect. It’s very easy, but you can learn different techniques {pinning and lining up your fabric},  and a different stitch other than just a straight stitch.  It also gives you some instant gratification because as soon as it’s sewn you can ware it.

Because I had a TON of fabric left over after the scarf I made a second project with the fabric… a skirt! It’s so cute.  It’s a little more involved than the scarf but still quite easy. {Mom helped me figure it out too} I’ll have the tutorial for that soon.

So what have you been sewing lately?

 

 

Comments

  1. So Cal girl says

    Really cute scarf. But I believe the name for the edge of the fabric is “selvage” not “salvage.” My mom sewed a lot too and taught me, although I don’t do much anymore. Salvage is what you do with the scraps of fabric left over so you can use them for another project :-)

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