Hello, friends! Back in December I shared what was essentially this same tutorial under the title of “How to Make a Holiday Toddler Infinity Scarf in a Hurry,” but I originally prepared and photographed it last winter using this polka dot, non-festive scarf, so I thought it was worth sharing again for those of you who missed it.
Prepare yourself for what I would classify as an infinity scarf hack – “sewing,” but not really sewing an infinity scarf. And all for $1 – $5 dollars! Read onward for details.
Last year I was in Walmart and saw a cute black polka dot scarf for a mere $3.97. I was delighted, but as soon as I grabbed it I knew why it was so cheap. It was incredibly flimsy, and, personally, I love my scarves to be billowing statement pieces that keep me cozy.
I was disappointed at first, but then it occurred to me that at the price of $3.97 it couldn’t hurt to buy it and try to adapt it into a scarf for my toddler. If it didn’t work or she refused to wear it I would only be out four bucks!
When I got home I used the process that I am going to show you below and made that polka dot scarf into this teeny, tiny infinity scarf. Much to my surprise, and delight, she not only keeps it on, but she loves wearing it and often asks for it when she gets dressed. She loves to look like Mama, after all, and Mama lives in scarves. They are an essential part of my fall/winter “uni,” as my sisters would say. (aka uniform)
I have found scarves to convert for her at Walmart and an DOLLAR TREE, of all places! Dollar Tree especially carries holiday scarves. SO random! Here we are in our coordinating Halloween infinity scarves on Instagram.
Let’s take a look at the tutorial now!
Here is what you will need for this tutorial:
- sewing machine
- scissors – optional
Fold your scarf in half (make sure it isn’t twisted!) and pin the ends together if there aren’t tassels. If you are using a longer scarf or a scarf with tassels, chop those off with your scissors. You can use a book or ruler or something to make a straight line for cutting. I cut about 6 inches off of the end of each Walmart scarf, or 12 inches total.
If you have a serger then you can serge the ends together. I do not have a serger, but my sewing machine has a setting that is similar to a serger. You can always use a zig zag stitch as well.
Carefully sew the two sides together RIGHT along the edge. I often go back and do a second pass just next to the original one.
You are all done! So simple, and now you have a teeny tiny infinity scarf for your little miss! You could also use this method to make any adult scarves into infinity scarves.
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