Who says you can’t wear linen in the winter? Using some amazing linen knit fabric from Britex, I sewed up a beautiful and warm color-blocked infinity scarf, perfect for the colder months. For my version, I chose two different colors–turquoise and navy–but this tutorial would work equally well if you wanted to go with a single color of fabric. Here’s what to do.
Above is a photo of the end product, so you can see the big picture at the start. In a nutshell, I cut two long rectangles of fabric, which I sewed together along the long edges to create a tube. The tube ends were then sewn together to create a closed loop. Okay, now that you know where you’re going, cut your fabric!
For my scarf, I used the entire selvage-to-selvage width of the fabric (about 60″) as the long edge. To make it easier to cut, I folded the fabric in half lengthwise and cut a 14″ strip of each fabric. You can make your scarf wider or narrower as you like, but I found this to be just right–not too bulky, but still wide enough to feel cozy.
Placing the two 14″x60″ fabric strips right sides facing, even out the ends to make sure both strips are exactly the same length. (In the image above, the strips are folded in half length wise).
Keeping the strips facing, overlock the entire long edge of one side of the rectangle (the top side, in the diagram below). Overlock the other long edge, keeping 2″ on both ends were left unstitched (the bottom edge in the diagram). This unstitched area allows you to sew the ends together later on. At this point, you can turn the tube inside out to press the seams, but that’s not necessary.