Hey there friends, it’s that time again! You know it and you love it – it’s time for the Monthly DIY challenge! Yay! In case you’re new, here’s the scoop: On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my blogger friends get together and create something based on a common theme or material that everyone uses. The end results are so unique and fantastic! So far we’ve done Michaels crates, pumpkins, wood slices, clear ornaments, organizational solutions, plumbing pieces, the dollar store, trash to treasure, wood scraps, paint. And this month’s material is fabric – any sort of fabric used in any sort of way! We all came up with super creative uses, so be sure to stick around to the end of the post to see everyone else’s AMAZING projects!
I’m going to preface this by saying I’m not a good sewer – quite the novice in fact! I do own a sewing machine and have done a few simple projects and I enjoy it (when I’m not getting all the thread caught in the machine or making mistakes with stitches!) so I’ve been trying to do more projects to get better at it! So when we decided on fabric for this month’s challenge I was excited to break out the sewing machine and give it another go!
I knew instantly what I wanted to make. You see, I’m the queen of scarves.
I’m a huge fan of scarves – crochet and knit scarves, cotton scarves, patterned scarves and plain scarves, scarves with tassels and infinity scarves – I love them all! They’re my favorite go-to accessory, even more than jewelry. I’ve made quite a few of my own by crocheting them, but I wanted to try my hand at sewing a fabric one.
A while back I went to the Goodwill and got a bunch of old clothing with cool fabrics or patterns including a Little House on the Prairie-style green plaid flannel dress. I had already cut off the top of the dress and was left with just the skirt portion (it even had pockets!):
Super classy over my yoga pants, that’s for sure 😉 To make an infinity scarf, I needed the longest strip of fabric I could get from the scarf, so I cut the back seem of the skirt and laid it out flat. Then I cut off the rounded edges until I was left with one thick, straight strip of fabric. After that I cut it into two equal strips.
I placed the two strips on top of one another, with the good/front sides facing in and the back sides facing out. I pinned the long edges together then ran it through my sewing machine.
Once both long edges were sewn together, I flipped my newly formed ‘tube’ inside out. Now to make it an infinity scarf, I tucked one end of the tube inside of the other, pinned, and then sewed the two ends together.
Et voila! A lovely little infinity scarf! I’m pretty proud of myself for making it, even if it was an easy project. Hopefully it’s a gateway to bigger and better sewing projects!
Now that you’ve seen my infinity scarf, check out all of the fab projects from my amazing blogger friends below! Just click on a picture in the grid to be magically transported to their posts. You seriously don’t want to miss out on their amazing creations!
Are you a sewer? What are some easy projects I can try to build up my sewing confidence?