I was so excited when the cooler weather arrived because Penelope and I love to wear scarves. Last year she wore a scarf of some kind, pretty much every day.
As I started pulling out her scarves, I noticed a couple of things. The original one I made, was a regular, long rectangular scarf. It was from an old American Apparel scarf of mine, that I cut in half and gave to her. But this regular scarf did not stay on well, while out playing, only her No Sew Baby Cowls did.
But when I looked at those, I realized that with just a little bit more effort I could make a better one. I still love these cowls, and if you don’t have a sewing machine or much time, MAKE THOSE, it is far more important for your kid to being wear a scarf than to be wearing a perfect one. They are ridiculously easy-just cut off the bottom of an old t-shirt/dress and bam, you have a scarf.
But if you have a sewing machine, some basic skills and a few minutes, try it this way for an updated, and little bit more refined look.
And making this version of an infinity scarves, with fabric rather than a t-shirt, gives you much more options with colors.
I also didn’t like how all her No Sew Baby Cowls were different widths and lengths, some looked better on her than others because of that. So I picked the one that fit her body best and measured it to create the new version.
The first thing I did was sew the ends together, of that very first scarf she ever wore, and turned it into an infinity scarf. Less than 30 seconds, and DONE! Just sew the ends together and cut off any excess fabric with pinking shears. Then place your stitching in the back when you put on the scarf.
To make this type of scarf with fabric, cut one piece 40×10. Then sew the short ends together to make a loop. Pick a type of fabric that does not fray like a jersey or a flannel. And you are done!
I also wanted to make a fuller, warmer version as well.
I cut two rectangular pieces of red chenille, 40×10.
Then sewed them together, right sides facing, along the long side.
Then I turned it inside out, and that gave me a long tube. Then I sewed the ends together, to make the scarf.
There a couple of ways to do this, I choose to do a French seam to give the scarf a finished look, but I am still a pretty basic sewer, and I am sure there is a million other ways to do it. Here is another great Infinity Scarf (for a Mama) tutorial.
And that is it. The whole project will take about 15 minutes, from cutting to sewing.
Now, go make your little one a scarf and keep the flu and colds away this winter season!!
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