Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Voile Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Christmas is right around the corner and I love giving a handmade gift to those I love.  We've been adding more voile to the shop and I love making infinity scarves with it!  These go together faster than the other method I tried last month.


Voile (3/4 yard)
Sewing Machine
Rolled Hem Foot
Rotary Cutter & Mat (optional)

Step 1:
Cut fabric 20" wide, leaving it the width of the fabric.  Trim selvage edges off. This size will work for both adults and children, Bitty Bee and I are both wearing scarves made with these measurements.

Step 2:
Do a small rolled hem along both long edges on the sewing machine.  If you're having trouble with the rolled hem, check out the blog post here.

Step 3:
Now we will start our french seam.  Bring the short ends together so the fabric is wrong sides together.  I know, this goes against the sewing instinct to always sew with right sides together.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Trim seam allowance to 1/8".


Step 4:
Turn the scarf so that the right sides are together and press.  Sew along the previously sewn edge with a 3/8" seam allowance.  Now you have a french seam!


Step 5:
Press the seam allowance to one side (it doesn't matter which way you press it) and sew along the edge so that it lies flat.  This step makes it similar to a flat felled seam, like you find on the inseam of most jeans.  Flat felled seams are very strong and used mainly in places that need extra strength.  We're not using it for the extra strength, we're using it to keep the seam allowance flat on the scarf.

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Step 6:
Put it on and show it off!
I hope you enjoy making lots of beautiful infinity scarves!

~*~Princess Bee~*~

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