At last…Fall! Fall means lots of things to different people, but for me? It means I can wear my boots with SCARVES! A handmade scarf while wearing boots is even better.
Have you seen Anna Maria Horner’s Loominous? It is as gorgeous as it feels, and these fabrics deserve scarf sewing! That bottom fabric? I see Holiday party written all over it.
I made this infinity scarf using 1 1/2 yards in Big Love Candy, but I recommend sewing with 2 yards for added length and infinity-ness.
2 yards of 45 inch wide fabric
Starting with the fabric folded selvages together, cut off the selvages. Do NOT cut the fold, only the selvage sides.
After you cut off the selvage, pin those same raw edges together (the long side of the fabric).
Sew a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
This is what your first seam will look like! If this is your first time sewing a French Seam, it may seam wrong on so many levels, but it gets better…I promise.
Turn your project so the exposed seam is now on the inside, and then press this edge.
On the same side you just pressed, and with a 5/8 inch seam allowance, you will sew another seam making a pocket that will hide those exposed seams.
Yummy fabric, I know.
Turn your project right side out. I know I mentioned this earlier, but this fabric feels AMAZING. It is 100% cotton, with a heavenly texture.
Anyway, go ahead and press that seam one more time after you turn it right side out.
See? You remember the first line you sewed with those exposed seams? Gone!
With a 1/4 seam allowance, top stitch.
So, are you ready to do that again, but this time folded length wise?
Like you did before, pin the edges together and then sew a 1/2 seam allowance. Turn it inside out again, and then press.
Sewing again with a 5/8 seam allowance to make another pocket, you are almost done.
Now, open the loop so the back side of the scarf is under the free arm of the machine (so you’re not sewing the two sides of the scarf together :) ), and stay-stich the pocket of seams down to the main part of the scarf. I made this the part of the scarf the “inside.” Turn it right side out and…
Be sure to upload your project to Instagram and tag us @finchsewingstudio, #finchinfinity. We can’t wait to see your Finch Infinities :)
Want some of this yummy fabric? This and all the Finch Fabric, Yarn, Patterns, and other goods are still on sale (online only) with the code “FlashFlood20”. Sale ends tonight!
Stefanie + the Finch