Tutorial: Snap Infinity Scarf
Snap Infinity Scarf
Such a versatile look for spring and summer, especially if you use light weight fabric, like this jersey knit. This fabric is so fun – I purchased it on my trip last October to LA…heading to LA yourself – check out my tips on the fashion district!!
So, this scarf is a snap infinity scarf – you’ll need a piece of fabric that is 56 inches by 56 inches, 11 no sew snaps, thread and your sewing machine or serger (or both!).
Once you’ve cut out your 56 inches by 56 inches, fold it in half (right sides together) and pin.
Serge the long side and one short side together – this fabric is a little on the tough side, since matching up the stripes adds some difficulty. I make a few mistakes on this scarf (my fabric choice may have been one…), but it still turns out great – I’ll be sure to let you know, that way your scarf turns out even better!!
Once you’ve got the long side and one short side sewn together, use Fray Check on the corners to keep the thread locked in place. Turn the scarf right-side-out. Then iron your seams.
After your iron your seams, top stitch the last short side together.
Time for Snaps
My first mistake – I used crappy snaps from Wal*Mart that I had to hammer in like a champ…want the process to go a bit more smoothly, purchase snaps with prongs – amazon has great ones.
Measure out your snaps – I like using odd numbers because you can put one on each end, one in the middle and then an even amount between each end and the middle (follow that?). So – one snap on each end, 1 inch in. Another in the middle of both snaps and then 4 on each side of the middle snaps, for a total of 11 snaps.
Hammer time. I had to, sorry. Punch your holes and then punch snaps in place.
This is where I made another mistake – if I had been thinking, I would have put the outer snap on the short side that I did NOT topstitch – that way, when the scarf is snapped together, you wouldn’t see the topstitch. Silly me.
Once all the snaps are in place – wear away!!
Accessorize with a snap infinity scarf…happy sewing.