I am really not sure what this kind of scarfs are called in english, in german they actually have the english name: loop. Image search turned up that snood and infinity scarf are words used for scarfs that are sewn into a circle, so I hope you are all understanding what I am talking about.
Beside the name this project is really easy, it only requires one seam to be sewn and nobody will notice if it gets a little wonky. Jersey is really a great fabric, because it does not fray or starts runs, so you can leave all edges open.
Here is what you will need:
0.5m/0.5yard jersey (both sides need to look good, because you will see both sides when wearing it)
fitting sewing thread
sewing machine, that can do zigzag stitching, pretty much any domestic sewing machine can do that
first I cut my fabric into a 0.5m wide strip, if you bought it in the right side already you can skip this step. Do not worry if your cut lines are wonky like mine, you wont be able to see them later, when wearing it
my jersey is 1.5m wide (about 56inch), less width will make the circle a little smaller, but it will still work fine
my selvedges did not look nice because they had those dark glue residues, so I cut them off. if yours are clean you can just leave them the way they are
now I placed on end on top of the other, right side outside
and pinned the whole seam
for some reason one end was shorter then the other
so I cut the longer end, so it would fit
this way I turned my fabric into a ring
now I sewed over the 2 layers with zigzag, securing my seam, with stitches forward and backward at each end
looks like this
and cut back the additional fabric so the edges would be only a few mm from the zigzag stitching (on the inside and outside)
another way to cut that fabric away
and my finished scarf
I can wear it wrapped around twice
or three times
if you turn it around a few times, before folding it together
you get this knotted look
Do you have any questions about this? Do not hesitate to ask!
In next weeks beginners project I will show you how to sew a scarf like this with woven fabric, so stay tuned!
keep sewing and smiling
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