Thursday was the first real cold day of the fall. Wednesday was in the 60s. We had gone kayaking and it was sunny and gorgeous so yesterday was especially difficult. And according to Brian it's not going to get warm again (at least not in the foreseeable future). So I decided to embrace it and made myself a new infinity scarf. But I wanted one that would actually keep me warm so I made one that could be filled with a very small amount of loft. No more special tying to keep it fluffed around my neck. I just slip it on and go!
But what I liked most about this idea is that it only took about 15 minutes AND with the extra material you can make one for a friend. Great for Christmas season!
3/4 yard of fabric (I used fleece with this cute scissor pattern from JoAnn's. It's on sale for only $4.99 a yard!) I think it would be a cute pattern for that "crafter" in your life.
Batting (a very small amount. Like maybe three handfuls. Anything more and you're going to look like you're wearing a pillow around your neck.) You want the fabric to still be able to wrinkle and bunch like an infinity scarf should.
Step 1: Unfold your fleece and refold it in the opposite axis. Your fleece should be extra long.
Step 2: Cut in half on the side. Discard the other half for your second "gift" scarf.
Step 3: Fold right sides together and sew along the raw edge lengthwise. Then turn your scarf right side out.
Step 4: Then....I didn't take a good photo of what needs to be done here. But you must match the seams together and stitch together the two openings on either end of the scarf. As you're stitching you're going to be pulling the scarf inside out again. Leave a small opening so you can stuff your batting.
Step 5: Using only a very small amount of stuff (like 3 or 4 handfuls) stuff your scarf. Keep the stuffing to mostly the front of the scarf but spread it around. Your scarf should still fold and wrinkle when you wear it.
It SHOULD NOT look like this. This is way too stuffed.
It should look like this.Step 6: close your opening with a invisible hand stitch. Here's a great tutorial from Fern and Freckle as to how to do that. It should be illegal how easy it is!