Although winter’s arrival was a little late in many parts of the country, it has officially arrived. And with cooler temperatures comes perfect scarf-wearing weather. I’ve always been a huge fan of scarfs, but it wasn’t until late in 2011 that I discovered the scarf to end all scarfs: the infinity scarf, or as American Apparel calls it: the circle scarf.
The versicle scarf can be worn a variety of ways — as a basic scarf, doubled scarf (my fave way to wear it), as a shawl, a hooded shawl, a caplet, a top, or even a skirt or dress. Just take a look at this helpful guide American Apparel has…
A cool $28 will get you one from American Apparel, OR you can create your own for about half the price (depending of course on how expensive your fabric is — check out MommySavesBig for printable coupons from all the major craft retailers)…and it’s super easy!
- 2 yards of knit fabric (Knit fabric works best because it doesn’t fray. Try to aim for one that naturally curls on the edges like mine shown below — this ensures you won’t have to worry about the way unfinished edges look, as they’ll simply curl in.)
- Thread similar in color to your fabric
- Sewing machine, or needle if you’re able to hand-sew
- Fold your fabric in half length-wise. If it has an obvious inside and outside, fold it so it’s inside-out.
- Pin the edges opposite the fold together. This will be where you create your seam.
- Sew the seam, cutting off any excess when you’re finished so your seam isn’t bulky on the inside.
- Turn it outside-in, and ta-da! You now have a finished infinity scarf!
Wasn’t that easy?