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Throwback Thursday to Infinity!

Throwback Thursday affords us the liberty of re-issuing an older post…especially since it gets everyone ready for our Infinity Scarf Class this coming Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm!

We should call this the superlative scarf – everything is the best-est about it! Nothing could be easier, quicker, more stylish, warmer, softer…you name it! We love it out of our faux rabbit fur backed with Liberty lawn or a super-soft Portuguese flannel, but you can make it from whatever you want!

It’s such a quick and easy project and is the perfect “two for me and one for you!” Seriously, I love mine so much I wear it even after I come in from the cold. And be prepared for lots of compliments.

Here is Nan wearing one she made a few weeks ago featuring faux fur with Liberty Tana lawn Arrow B print.

Liberty Arrow B and fur scarf

The other thing we like about this scarf is this: although we have perfectionist tendencies, it doesn’t matter if this is absolutely perfect. Because of the fur fuzz and the drape, no one will ever know! Also, the fur tends to be slightly shifty, which can be tricky especially for beginners, we recommend pinning every couple of inches and then sewing OVER your pins. Faux pas, right? Hey, you gotta do what works.

To make one just like this…

infinity scarf

you will need:

1/3 yd faux fur

2/3 yd flannel

Our faux rabbit fur is 62″ wide, so that’s about how long the scarf will be. You’ll have to piece the flannel together, because it rarely comes in that width. 60″ is a good length for a non-stretchy scarf, so you can wrap it around your head twice.

Other good fabrics would be wools, other flannels, and of course knits. The scarf I made for this tutorial is 9″ (1/4 yd) wide, and I wish it could be more substantial, so I recommend a 12″ (1/3 yd) wide scarf.

Everything is sewn with a 1/2″ Seam Allowance (SA).

Okay, let’s get started!

Tear flannel into 2 – 1/3 yd strips. Then tear the width of the fabric to  31.5″, so you’ll have two pieces of flannel that are 12 x 31.5.” If you are using a plaid, plan this out so the stripes match.

Stitch the short ends of the two pieces of flannel together and press seams open, so you now have a piece of flannel and a piece of fur that are the same length and width.

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There will be fur everywhere.

Right sides together, stitch long edges of fur and flannel together, stopping 1/2″ from each short edge. Turn right-side-out. You don’t have to trim allowances, finish anything, or even press the seams (unless you want to). None of that really makes a difference in this scarf. It’s great.

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If you want to get picky (ha!), you can pick the fur out of the seams.

So now you have an opening at each end of the scarf. If you want to make a plain ol’ furry scarf, you can just stitch those ends up and call it a day! But I want to take it to the next level and make that line a circle.

Pin the right sides of the fur together. You’ll do this through the short ends of the flannel. Stitch the short edges of the fur together.

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Turn SA of flannel in, press, and then you can either stitch the opening done by hand, or machine stitch close to the edge. I’ll show you what I did.

fur circle scarf3

Now take a lint roller and get all that fur off of your clothes, your furniture, your face, and your new scarf. And try it on!

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