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Ruffled Infinity Scarf Tutorial

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Hey there Skip to my Lou readers! I am Terra from mama says sew.

I am so excited to be a part of theHoliday Craft Along!

Today I’m going to show you how to make this Ruffled Infinity scarf. It would make a great gift for your mom, a neighbor, a teacher, or just about anyone who likes scarves.
All you need is some knit fabric and coordinating thread. Okay, lets get started.
Usually knit fabric is about 60 inches wide.  If you come across a fabric that is significantly less wide, I wouldn’t recommend using it for this project.  Your scarf will turn out too short.
Cut two strips of fabric across the whole width of your fabric.  They should be the width that you want your finished scarf to be.
Lay one on top of the other, WRONG sides together.  I know, it feels like you’re violating a cardinal rule of sewing, right?
Now we’re going to ruffle the edges.  First, set your machine to a zig zag stitch.  I like to make the stitch wider and shorter than the default settings on my machine.  As you sew both pieces together, you want half of the zig zag to land on your fabric and the other half to land off the edge of your fabric {see below} so that it kind of wraps around the edge of your scarf.
Also, make sure to stretch your fabric as you sew. Yep, breaking rules all over the place here.  As you sew, the stretched fabric will shrink back up behind the stitches, creating the ruffles.  Do this along both long sides, leaving the short ends open.
Turn the raw edges to the inside.  Press.
Now match both ends up.  Make sure your scarf isn’t twisted.  You want one smooth loop.
Use a blind stitch to sew both ends together.  Using a hand needle, slip your needle into the fold of one end of your scarf, as pictured below.
Then do the same thing on the other side of the scarf.  Keep going back and forth all the way around your scarf, until you end up where you started.
Finish by knotting your thread.  Clip any loose threads and you’re done!
You can change the look by wrapping it or tying it different ways.
If you have lots of time on your hands, you can get more elaborate by making this scarf.  The tutorial is here.
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