Cuffed Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Please welcome a new guest contributor here on The Cottage Mama, Ayelet from The Graceful Rose, sharing a wonderful new project tutorial. Ayelet is one of my lovely pattern testers……take it away…….

Hello Cottage Mama readers!  I’m Ayelet (that’s I-Yell-Et, it means “gazelle” in Hebrew), and when I’m not chasing my 8 and 6 year old girls around, I’m sewing and blogging over at The Graceful Rose.  Like a lot of you, I first learned to sew in home ec. classes, but rediscovered it when I became a mom.  I remembered the basics, but looked to all of the wonderful sewing tutorials in the blogosphere for guidance and inspiration, especially Lindsay’s blog…I’ve always been drawn to her vintage influenced style and of course, those fabulous fabric combinations.  I’ve made several of her patterns, and have had so much fun testing for her this year.  I’m so honored that she asked me to share this tutorial with you!

With the holidays coming soon, I thought I would share something that you could whip up for gift giving (possibly in bulk, if your extended family is like mine!).  This reversible infinity scarf is perfect for the tween set who wants to look stylish, but is also great for younger girls.    If you leave the flower off of the cuff, it would be perfect on a little boy.  I’m giving you measurements for a kid-sized scarf, but you could certainly adjust the dimensions for a grown up version.  And of course, the cuff adds some pizazz – don’t all tweens need that?

Looks so cozy, right?  Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • 1 15 x 60 inch strip of fabric for the outer layer (my flannel fabric was only 45 inches, so I sewed two 30 inch long pieces together, for the knit, I just cut 14 x the width of fabric)
  • 1 15 x 60 inch strip of fabric for the inner layer
  • 1 6 x 8 inch rectangle for the cuff
  • 1 4 x 45 inch strip for the optional flower
  • 1 or 2 buttons
  • invisible thread OR hand sewing needle
  • Sewing machine, matching thread, scissors, rotary cutter and mat (not required, but super helpful!), and if you’re like me, a seam ripper 😀

I use a 3/8 inch seam allowance throughout.

Lay your strips right sides together, and pin.  Sew along both long sides, leaving a 4-6 inch opening on one of the long sides.

Make sure to leave one short edge open:

You should have a long tube.  Now, put your arm into the tube and pull the other end towards the open end.

Making sure that the inner layer isn’t twisted, line all of the raw edges up.  Your scarf will look like a tube within a tube with raw edges at one end.

Sew along the length of the raw edges.  Press the seam open.  Turn your scarf out through the opening you left earlier.  Your seam should look like this:

Now, either edge stitch the opening shut with invisible thread or hand sew it using a slip stitch.  Here’s a great video tutorial.

For the cuff, take your 6 x 8 inch rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise, so that the right sides are together.  You should now have a 3 x 4 inch rectangle with the fold being along the 4 inch side.

Sew along one of the short edges and around to the long edge.  Clip your corners, turn right side out, and press.  Fold raw edge under 1/2 inch and press.  Top stich all the way around.

Add a button hole or two, depending on the buttons you want to use, to one of the shorter ends.

Sew your buttons on the other end, and voila!  You’re done!

To make the flower, fold your 4 x 45 inch strip together to make a 2 x 45 inch strip.  Sew along the long edge and one short edge to form a tube.  Clip corners and turn tube right side out, then press.

Begin rolling the fabric strip and hot glueing or hand sewing as you go.  I glued a flat back pin to the back and just pinned it to the cuff.

Cuffed Infinity Scarf Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

And there you have it!  One cozy, fashionable scarf!

Thank you so much for letting me stop by, Lindsay!  I had so much fun sharing my Cuffed Infinity Scarf Tutorial with you.  I hope you’ll stop by The Graceful Rose to check out my other tutorials and sewing projects soon!

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12 Comments

  1. Crystal Baker-Hanson says:

    So easy and fun!! Thanks for sharing Lindsay! 🙂

  2. Really cute! I was just thinking the other day that I needed to make some scarves for me and my daughter! Thanks for doing the math for me.

  3. Love! I’ve been looking for a good project for my 7-year-old budding seamstress and she’ll love this! Thanks!

  4. I’m confused. If you sew one of the short ends first, before pulling it through the tube to the other short end, you won’t have raw edges to match… you’ll have a nice, neat, right-side seam. I’m giving myself a headache trying to visualise this happening in any other way. I’ll have to try it out… I was looking for a scarf pattern for a teenage boy, so will give this a go with a combination of brushed cotton & minky fabric I have.

  5. I, too, am a bit confused on how you are getting the tube within a tube. Any further clarification is appreciated because this scarf is adorable!

  6. Nevermind. I think I was overcomplicating it in my head as I went through the steps.

  7. Help! I canNOT figure this out! I thought the scarf was adorable and planned to make three of them for Christmas gifts. I have the fabric cut for all three of them and decided to make the smallest one first (for a smaller girl) to test out the pattern. This is not working. Guess I am going to have to give up on the idea, because there is no tube within a tube happening here. Quite obviously there is a step missing from this tutorial. And I’m not very good with a seam ripper, especially with flannel. Any help would be very much appreciated.

  8. Question – the step where you have the short end for the raw edges of 4 layers (lining/outer layer) lined up – are you sewing thru all 4 layers at one time? or all you sewing thru two layers until you close the circle?

    Explain what is happening in picture 5 ( 5th picture after listing supplies)

  9. These are great. Thank you for sharing. Where do you get your labels . They look really nice. I’ve been looking for some and haven’t been able to locate.

    Thanks again.

  10. Obviously nobody responds to the comments…I’m a bit confused by the tube in a tube part as well.

    • Yes, we do respond :). Please feel free to ask your question over in The Cottage Mama Patterns Group on Facebook. There are over 22,000 women that are all sewing from Cottage Mama patterns and tutorials. Someone will certainly be able to help you. Just request to join and we will add you to the group. Thanks so much!!