November 20, 2012

DIY infinity or circle scarf tutorial (aka the snood)

top: self-made

Circle scarves, infinity scarves, or snoods...what ever you prefer to call them, I love them! Not only because they are so dang cute to wear and warm, they are super easy to make. I could have put another 10 tutorials or so on here, but I had to limit it to just 5. So perfect to pair it with that cute top or overcoat and boots. It doesn't only keep you warm, but it is a perfect accessory to slip on to dress you up when you're running out the door. I had a hard time not taking apart all of my sweaters, and sewing up all of my old scarves, I'm sure you will too!



1 - Long tube circle scarf
1. Cut out a strip of fabric 40" wide and WHAT" long. The longer the fabric, the more bunchiness and chunkiness. If you have a thick fabric, you need less length, and if you have thinner fabric, you need more lenght. Mine was average knit fabric.
2. Fold it in half, so the longer sides are touching each other. It looks like a maxi skirt at this point. 
3. Sew up the one side with sewing machine or by hand with needle and thread. 
*If you are using knit, it typically doesn't fray...so stick it on you're done!
4. If you aren't using knit, then make sure to hem up the top and bottom folding under twice to hide the raw edges.
NO SEW
Only with knit material because it doesn't fray, you could overlap the edges and glue them on top of each other.

2 - Double wrap tube circle scarf

Follow these measurements:
30" wide x 60"long 

*If you want to make it even chunkier than this or you are using thiner material like a sheer polyester, a crocket, a flowy material (I'm using about average thick knit) I would definitely add more to the width, but the length is perfect as 60".

3 - Refashion any old scarf into a circle scarf, scarf
Sew the ends of a scarf together to make by hand stitching with a needle and thread (like I show from an old tutorial of mine below) or sewing machine. If your scarf is really chunky like mine, a sewing machine is nice to use because the ends are already finished on the scarf, so you just overlap them a little bit on top of each other and sew a straight stitch. Done! 
NO SEW
 But if you really don't feel like doing any sewing at all, then use some fabric glue to join the ends together! Just overlap the ends on top of each other, glue and let dry.



4 - Fur snood
1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric, the fur piece will be about 33" long x 12" wide. The second piece of fabric is the liner, cut it to be 33" long and 2" shorter so the fur will roll over into the inside a little. Pin and sew right sides together the edges together (the fur side and the outside of the lining). 
2. Turn the tube right side out, so the fur is on the outside. 
3&4. Pin the two openings together, starting about 1/4 down the fur, through to the linning and back through till 1/4 down the fur opening. Kind of like this tutorial. Sew. So then you are left with a little opening. 
5. Sew the little opening closed. boy fold the opening's edges a little and pin them on top of each other. You won't even see the thread because of the fur, so  you can just top stitch it. 
6. Comb out/pull the fur that was sewn into the edges. 


5 - Sweater snood (refashioned from an old scarf)
1. Depending on how deep and chunky you want the snood, will depend on how much you want to cut. I wanted mine mighty chunky so I cut just below the neckline and took the sleeves off. If I had a longer sweater, then I would be able to cut just to right under the chest.
2. Once cut, sew up any side openings, unless you just cut from under the sleeve down, then just skip to step 3.
3. Hem the top opening down a quarter of an inch, then fold again and hem down 2 inches or so. I tacked it instead around the top about ever 3 to 4 inches because I didn't want there to be a line around the top. 




43 comments:

  1. Holy talent lady! I need to just sit down one afternoon and do all the tutorials here

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  2. Love! I've been wanting to make one for a while now.

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  3. Your white sweater is adorable? is it from Gap??

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    1. I made it! But thanks for saying that :)

      I put the tutorial link under the photos....

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    2. Thanks!! you inspire me to be more crafty, your tutorials are so easy to follow :)

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  4. Genius! Again! You have so many great ideas

    xo Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the scarves! #2 looks very familiar though, have you done something like that before?

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  6. These are great and just in time brrr...!

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  7. A.mazing.

    SUCH a good idea when cleaning out your old sweaters.

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  8. I love all your scarfs! and that you make them is pretty ingenious :)

    kianabates.blogspot.com

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  9. My husband just accidentally felted one of my sweaters, perhaps it's cowl time!

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  10. LOVE infinite scarfs! I made one from a sweater two winters ago and I knitted a few this past winter.

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  11. Thank you for this. I'm in a mad rush doing scarves for a craft fair. This really helped.

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  12. You inspired me to create ?

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  13. I am so doing this!

    www.delabelle-k.blogspot.com

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  14. really great ideas, i love the fur snood especially!

    xoxo

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  15. Love all your ideas. I have some fur I am going to have to try this with. Love it, Love it, thank you!

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  16. Love all your ideas. I have some fur I am going to have to try this with. Love it, Love it, thank you!

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  17. Thanks, Liz! Yet another great tutorial!

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  18. Love! Made one for my little girl a couple of weeks ago and was going to post a tutorial. I think I'll just send my reader's your way instead :)

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  19. I'm using these!! thanks!

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  21. Just a tip here,,for those of us who crochet. There are a lot of patterns for infinity scarfs that are worked as a rectangle and then sew the two ends together. I have found it easier to just work your stitches "in the round" and then you have a true "infinity" because unless you crochet, the beginning cannot be detected.

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  22. I have a lovely jumper that I ruined in the wash that I could definitely make into a snood! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. Where did you find the knit material for number one?

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  26. i have done #1, #2, and #4 so far, thank you for the great tutorials. i have a question about #1: with the tube 33" wide after folding and seaming the snood was hanging off me, i easily could loop it around my neck to wear like #2. am i doing something wrong?

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  27. ...i should say, i easily could loop it around my neck twice to wear like #2. thank you :)

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  30. Great ideas! I will definitely try some of them :)

    Lisa

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  31. I was inspired by your faux fur scarf to make my own version that buttons so I didn't have to slide it over my head.

    http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/faux-fur-cowl/

    I also have used the trick of sewing the ends of a regular scarf together to make an infinity scarf. All yours look so cute!

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