It's been a few weeks! I've been so busy making things that I haven't had any time to post about them. I guess that's a good thing, although crafting under a time constraint is a little less than relaxing sometimes. Anyway, before the busyness of Mother's Day craft projects set in, I had time to make this infinity scarf. What's the bonus about this project, besides having a new wardrobe addition? It cost me nothing to make! Here's how:
In our basement is a box full of things we've been meaning to donate. In the box was this short-sleeved zip-up hoodie, which had shrunk in the wash, causing the zipper to be awkwardly bunchy:
I've been wishing I had time (and money) to buy some new spring scarves, particularly one that won't hang down in front and get in my way when I'm working. After I found this tutorial, I looked through my stash of unwanted clothes and found the sweatshirt. Perfect!
The project was super simple. I didn't really follow the tutorial, but used it for inspiration. Here are the steps:
1. I just took out the main seams at the bottom of the sweatshirt and around the sleeves and zipper (using a seam ripper).
2. Since I had less of the pink fabric, I cut out the largest rectangle I could, then cut out a green rectangle to match.
3. With right sides together, I sewed up the two long sides with 1/4 inch seam.
4. I flipped the scarf right-side out, then folded the last 1 inch on one side to the inside and pressed.
5. I stuck the unfolded end about an inch into the folded end, pinned, and tried it on. It was a bit too long, so I cut off a bit of the unfolded end, put it back in to the other end, and sewed across the opening with 1/2 inch seam. That's it!