As a little girl with two other sisters, I despised matching with my siblings. But lo and behold, when I came across these matching mommy and me infinity scarves I was so excited! But then the baby came, life got crazy, and I never got around to making them. Until I joined a Pinterest challenge with some of my bloggy friends to actually start doing more of the projects that we love on Pinterest. And, besides, this girl is a drooler!! Scarves are way more cuter than putting her in a bib all day everyday. So with that I want to show you all how to make your very own mommy and me infinity scarves!
Each month we are challenging each other to make something that we see on Pinterest rather than just ooing and awing over our lovely Pinterest boards. If you are a blogger and want to join in each month, email Sisters, What! at sisterswhat @ gmail dot com.
Now this is a super easy project to make. First off, you’ll need to find/buy about 1 yard of lightweight fabric you love. I bought mine from JoAnn’s with a coupon and paid less than $3 per yard.
So I’ll start with your scarf. These are the easiest things ever to make and I’m not sure why I didn’t make myself one sooner. Grab one of your favorite infinity scarves that is the right length. Now, nothing has to be measured perfectly here but just use that to measure out the fabric for your scarf. Remember to double over the width since as an infinity scarf it is folded in half. (And I only say this because I forgot so had to improvise. Oops!)
Once you cut your fabric you’ll have a giant rectangle. Now fold over the edges about a quarter of an inch and iron it down. This will just make it easier for you to sew it down to give yourself a nice edge. If you like the rough, raw look, skip this step.
Once both edges are sewn, fold your fabric in half so the two leftover raw edges are together. Remember to make sure all the seams are on the same side. Now sew a straight line about a quarter of an inch in and there we have it. A fantastic infinity scarf for mommy.
Now it’s baby’s turn. For this baby infinity scarf it’s actually not an infinity scarf, but I’ll explain that later. Start by cutting a rectangle out. Mine ended up being 24″ by about 12″. Again, does not need to be anything exact. Do the same thing you did with your scarf and iron the edges and then sew them down. Do this on the long sides of your rectangle.
Once that’s done, lay your rectangle on a flat surface and scrunch the long edges together. You can make a sort of an accordion type deal and then sew across the edge to keep it all together. This gives you the scrunchy scarf look that makes infinity scarves fun. Now set that aside for a few minutes.
Take some of your extra fabric and fold it in half so that the printed sides are together. Cut out a little sock type shape and then sew it together like shown below. Turn your fabric sock so that the right sides are facing out now and the seams are inside.
Now I forgot to take a picture of this part, but iron the edges of your sock so that the raw edge is inside and then take your accordion piece that you set aside and stuff the end inside the sock so they overlap about half an inch. This will make the edges better and give you a thinner section of fabric to add a snap to. I’ve found that my little one does not always enjoy things going around her head, especially trying to wrap an infinity scarf around her, so adding a snap makes it easier for everyone involved. If you don’t already have one, you can pick up a snap tool (like this one) at your local craft store or Amazon sells them for fairly inexpensive.
Once you’ve attached your snap, you’re in business. A complete matching mommy and me infinity scarves. You’ll be the cutest duo on the block during your walks. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
What do you think of these matching mommy and me infinity scarves?
Let me know any questions you have or steps that might be confusing.
Also, I’m thinking of starting an Etsy store and selling mommy and me infinity scarves (along with other things). Would you buy them? How much would you spend on a set? Let me know in the comments below or email me at acraftedpassion at gmail dot com.
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