DIY Mommy and Me Infinity Scarf

For the November Mommy and Me, I did some improv to make our scarves. I looked up several tutorials and found them all to be a bit too…. Precise.  I guess that’s the word I would use.

They asked for exact amounts of fabric and huge pieces that seemed to be too much and what if I only had a smaller piece left over after another project. Then what?

Well, I did my own version of math, and used what I had. And I came up with this easy way to make a matching Mommy and Me scarf set, using only one yard of fabric. I’m still testing it out to see if you could use less than a yard, feel free to try it out and let me know!

 

Materials Needed (some of these are affiliate links)

1 yard of knit fabric (I used some Brushed Poly from K’s Closet)

Ruler or tape measure

Rotary Cutter

Cutting Mat

Sewing machine

Hand sewing needle (optional)

Don’t have a rotary cutter and mat? You can use Scissors (I love my Ginghers!) without a problem.

The first step you need to take is to lay out your fabric and admire it.

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Now, fold it in half with the selvedges together, the stretch should be going across the fabric not up and down.

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If you are a precise person, take out your ruler and mark 12 inches from the top or bottom of your piece. If you aren’t, go ahead and eyeball it. About 1/3 of the length of your fabric. Cut along this line.

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You now have two pieces, one half the size of the other (2/3 and 1/3 the total length)

Fold the larger piece in half width-wise (short measurement) with right sides together and sew.

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Now, pull one end through the tube and line up with the other open end, right sides still together.

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Sew around the tube, leaving a gap for turning

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Turn fabric right side out

Sew gap used for turning closed. I hand sew mine because I like the look better, but some of the tutorials I looked at used their sewing machines. It’s totally up to you on this!

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For the second scarf, grab your child and put it around them. I ended up taking off about 14 inches of length (the longest measurement) for ours.

Repeat the above steps.

Enjoy your matching scarves this winter season!

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To use another length of fabric

Measure the length of your fabric, divide by three. This is the length of the child scarf.

For example, I have a piece that is 42 inches. 42/3= 14. I mark a line at 14 inches and cut. This would give me a piece that is 28 inches for the mama scarf and 14 for the kiddo scarf.