How To Turn A Regular Scarf Into An Infinity Scarf
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Hey everyone! It’s Ali from Gimme Some Oven chiming in today, while Liz is catching up after her epic trip to the west coast and camping and other adventures.
Awhile back, some friends and I were having a conversation about what article of clothing you would use to describe yourself. And being that I don’t necessarily buy that many clothes, and don’t have any signature pieces that I’m especially fond of, I was hard pressed to find an answer! But my friends were quick to help out and name the article of clothing that I’m apparently known for — SCARVES.
completely just a wee bit obsessed with scarves. So. Many. Scarves.
It’s true. I probably have about 50 scarves hanging in my closet right now that I have collected over the years. But while I still love so many of them and their beautiful fabrics, I have to admit that I’ve grown a little tired lately of the “regular” scarf look, and have been wishing that more of my scarves were infinity scarves. They just seem easier to wear, and have a classic look that I’m loving right now.
I mentioned this to some friends the other day, now that scarf season is back in full swing, and was intrigued when they immediately pointed out that it’s super easy to turn a regular scarf into an infinity scarf! I immediately pictured hauling out my sewing machine and all of the chaos of threading bobbins and needles and such, but apparently those are not needed. As one friend said, all you need are two hands and a minute or two, and any “regular” scarf you have can become an infinity scarf in no time.
I immediately went home and infinity-ized about 15 scarves, and am amazed that I never considered these two quick methods before. So today, I thought I would share them with you. They are definitely not rocket science, but they have sure “rocked” my little scarf-loving world. ;)
Hope all of you scarf-lovers enjoy!
How To Turn A Regular Scarf Into An Infinity Scarf: Two Step-By-Step Tutorials
For Scarves That Have Tassels
1. Take out your scarf and fold it in half lengthwise so that the ends (tassels) are flat and lined up.
2. Here’s the magic trick — tie the tassels together!!! You can tie all of them (like I did in the photo), or just tie 3 or 4 (which will still hold, and are much easier to undo).
3. Now you have an infinity scarf! Just pop the tassels on the back and loop the scarf, and they will hardly be seen. And even if they do, they’re cute and fun!
For Scarves That Have Clean Edges
1. Again, take the scarf and fold it in half lengthwise so that the edges are lined up evenly.
2. Pinch off sections of fabric on the two right-hand corners, and tie them together to form a knot.
3. Repeat with the sections of fabric on the two left-hand corners, so that you have two knots to hold the end together. Again, pop those knots in the back of your scarf, where they will barely be seen, and enjoy your new infinity scarf! Ridiculously easy, and also easy to undo if you’d like to return to “regular” scarf style. :)
Scarf Source: World Market (one of my favorite places to buy scarves.)
Love those scarves! I need to try this out!
I have so done this!! One scarf I liked so much better as an infinity that I did actually sew it since that was how I always wore it anyway.
Love this! So helpful. I have a billion scarves like this and only a few infinity scarves. So excited to this this! Thanks Ali.
This is so stinking smart! I cant wait till it cools down here in TX enough to wear a scarf!
Awesome! I tried it right away with one of my favorite scarfs – love it!!
Thanks for the tutorials! I’ve been wondering how to do this – who knew it would be so easy!!
I just finished it. This is sooo smart!
Thank you so much for the great tutorial!
I LOVE THIS IDEA! I am absolutely obsessed with infinity scarves right now! Awesome idea!!!:) so happy right now!
This literally just saved my life thank you so much!!!
I’m sort of embarrassed that I had to look up instructions for this, it’s so simple. Thanks for the easy tutorial!
Amazing and so easy! I was sitting here hating on this new lovely scarf I bought over the weekend because it wasn’t an inifinity and I didn’t like how it looked. Voila! So happy!
This is so helpful I had a scarf that just didn’t look right when I wore it, but when I tied it like a infinity scarf it looks so much better!! Thank you!!
Thank you soo much. It’s really cold out today and I wanted the coziness of a circle scarf, but in the print of one of my regular scarfs.
I was just thinking this yesterday. Here in Texas in the mornings it’s finally starting to get cooler. And I will admit I will pick scarves over jewelry any day. Thanks sooooo much for this post, I don’t sew and was considering using my hot glue gun!
I too am a bit obsessed with scarves, both purchased and made. This is a great idea because I was bored with many of them but now will infinitize some of them! Thanks