Friday, November 19, 2010

Sew N' Tell - Infinity Scarf

I've been seeing infinity scarves in stores and online a lot lately. I saw one at J. Crew last weekend that I really liked but couldn't justify buying one for $40! A while back I have bought some faux wool fabric at Joann's for 50% off. I had been planing on making a scarf kind of like this one, where there is a slit and the other side of the scarf can slip though to hold it together. This was my intention yet the fabric ended up sitting either on the floor or draped over my sewing chair for the last 2 months. I finally took that as a sign meaning that I probably didn't want to make a scarf like that one if I hadn't gotten around to it yet. Then last week while my friend Lorelei was visiting I told her what my intention was and then went on a rant about how I didn't exactly want to do the original idea but still wanted to make a scarf and then I remembered seeing the infinity scarves and was struck with an idea, talked it out and finally got excited about the idea. Isn't it funny how just talking to someone about something can help you solve a problem without the other person having to say anything?

I got excited about the project after talking to Lorelei but then I got sidetracked. Figures. Darn you real job! Yesterday after sitting in a 3 hour meeting and getting home after dark, meaning it was too late for me to go running, I decided it was time to make the scarf. It was super easy and only took me about 30 minutes, hand sewing time included.

Next time I think I will make it with less length so it loops closer to my neck and can be more of a warmth scarf than an accessory scarf. Making an infinity scarf was so easy, I think I will make 10 for Christmas presents.....get ready friends.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love casual Fridays at work? The only problem is people always mistake me for a middle school student and ask "where is your hall pass?", then get embarrassed when I turn around and they realize I am a school employee!
Now I am ready for work. Sorry for the cheesy photo booth pictures, I can't find my camera and whenever I use photo booth I can't help but act like a goofball.


P.S. This has been added to she Sew N Tell for the week, check it out!


  1. Turned out great Lauren!!

  2. That is infinitely better than other scarfs

  3. oooh, I've been seeing these a lot this season also. Great job making your own! Can I be on your Xmas gift list =)

  4. Great photos! Love the scarf and it would make a wonderful addition to my wardrobe. Now you have inspired me to give it a try.

  5. You have inspired me to make my scarf today. Yours is great!

  6. What a great scarf! I can't believe they are selling for $40!? What great gifts, too. I know what you mean about casual Fridays. I worked at an elementary school for 5 years and those were the best days of the week! Except we had to wear "Spirit Wear" least we could wear jeans though! :-)


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