I don’t know about you but I have a bunch of fringed scarves laying around, not being useful at all. I can never tie them right and they always end up looking frumpy on me so I never wear them. I was going to just get rid of them but then I got to thinking…wouldn’t they make great infinity scarves, which I wear all the time? I planned on just sewing the ends together but then I came up with an even easier method!
Note: I’ve only ever tried this with thin woven scarves. Other varieties would probably work too but I haven’t attempted it yet.
Start by lining up the ends with the ‘wrong’ side on the outside (the side with the tag, if there is one).
Beginning on one end, take the first strand of fringe on each side and tie them together in a double knot.
Repeat this step all the way up, keeping the tied strings on the outside, facing you. Pull a little bit of the fabric into each knot to close the gap between the strings. When you get close to the end, check to see if you have an even number of strings. If you don’t, start doubling up one side to make it as even as possible.
Flip the scarf around and check for any stray strings coming through the ‘seam’. Pull them through to the other side if there are any.
Turn the scarf back around. Take the strings on each end of the ‘seam’ and tie them together, with the stringy ends on the inside of the loop. This will create a tube-like scarf and successfully hide the strings on the inside. You could trim them if you wanted to but I left them on, just in case I decided I wanted a regular scarf again for some reason.
Turn the scarf around and you have a lovely infinity scarf, without picking up a needle and thread! And in less than 15 minutes, too!
Let me know if you try it! And this should be the end of my ‘tutorials’ for a while…I should probably just stick to food anyway… ;)
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