Tutorial: Week Forty Three: Zip Infinity Plaid Scarf
Zip infinity plaid scarf for fall. This scarf is cozy and versatile, not to mention the zip that adds a bit of style. The idea for this scarf is from lululemon and all of their snap scarfs, for me, however, I want a zipper. Thus, this zip infinity scarf.
Let’s get sewing!
What You Need
- 1 yard of 60 width plaid fabric
- 1 separating zipper 12 inches or longer
- zipper foot
- coordinating thread
- hand needle
First, wash and dry your fabric – and pick out a zipper that matches or coordinates with your fabric.
Cut your fabric to measure 60 inches wide and 25 inches tall.
Serge the 25 inch edges – not together, just serge the fabric to prevent fraying.
Then, fold the fabric, right sides together, like a hot dog, and serge using a quarter of an inch seam allowance. You’ll have a big tube that’s 60 inches long and two open ends that now measure 12.25 inches.
Now, let’s make the hem for the zipper.
Ensure the scarf is right side out. Fold the ends, right sides together, back 2 inches. Then, fold only 1 inch, wrong sides together, back so the serged edge meets the first fold you made.
Your hem should look like the photo below.
Serge over the edge – just follow your first serged edge and you’ll be good. You’re catching the fold to make a fat hem.
This hem we made will house the zipper and keep the project looking polished.
Flatten out the scarf and unzip the separating zipper. Encase the zipper in the hem and cut if it’s too long. If you do cut your zipper (I did) then just be sure to use a hand needle and create a small stop so the zipper does stop at the end.
Pin it all in place. You want the zipper to fit nice and snug into the hem – right to the end.
Using your machine and zipper foot, top stitch the zipper in place.
Repeat on the other side (and be careful your scarf is laying flat so it doesn’t twist when you zip up). That’s it!
Stylish, eh? This zip infinity plaid scarf is sure to make fall happy.
You can wear it half open or open all the way. So many options.
I love this scarf and I hope you do too. Share your pictures if you do make it – I’d love to see them. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon. Until then, sew up!