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Lace Infinity Scarf

What’s the weather like where you are? For us here in eastern Washington, spring momentarily sprung today and it totally had me opening all the windows in the house and dreaming of bright spring outfits.  The problem is, I know this momentarily lapse in our usual cloud/fog/rain overlay won’t last, but I can enjoy it while it lasts!

20140327-085151.jpgI threw together this quick lace infinity scarf today in a matter of minutes- it’s perfect for days like today- the sun is out and you want that pop of color in your outfit, but there’s still a slight hint of chill (or in my case today- wind!) that still means you need a bit of bundling up.

When I say I made this in a matter of minutes- I’m not even kidding. The grey and white one I used in the tutorial took about 15 minutes because I was photographing every step of the way, but the teal and white one in the photo above was done in 4 minutes flat.  Four minutes!  I foresee a lot of my friends getting these lace infinity scarves as gifts- especially when I saw tons of cute jersey knit prints in the fabric store the other day.

Enough blabbing- lets get sewing!  All you’ll need is 1/2 yard of a jersey knit fabric (60″ wide) and 1/4 yard of lace.  Make sure the lace won’t unravel on you because it will have a raw edge.  The lace can be any width you want – on the grey one, the lace was 60″ wide, but I cut it down to 30″ and on the teal one, the lace was 45″ wide (and I left it that length).  You’ll also need basic sewing supplies and a sewing machine.

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If you bought a half yard of jersey knit, you should now have a rectangle 18″ wide by either 45″ or 60″ long.  Lay it out lengthwise (right side up if your fabric has a right and a wrong side), and lay the lace (which should be 9″ wide) on one half of the jersey knit as shown in the photograph below.  Pin on the short end.DSC_7512

Fold the jersey knit over so that it forms a lace sandwich- the lace will be in between two layers of the knit.  Trim the edge of the lace 5/8 of an inch at the top, and taper it off.  You can see it in the bottom of the photo below.  This will be so the lace doesn’t get caught in the next seam.  Sew along this short edge with a 5/8″ seam.DSC_7513

Push the lace into the tube of fabric so it doesn’t get caught, then lay the jersey knit flat again to line up the long edges.  Pin and sew a 5/8″ seam down the long side.DSC_7515 DSC_7516

Turn the tube inside out, and on the end that does not have the lace, fold the knit under 5/8 of an inch, and pin.  Loop the free end of the lace around (making sure that you do not twist it in the process, and insert it into the opening.DSC_7517

Pin the lace into place into that opening.

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Sew along the folded edge to secure the lace.  You should now have a large loop, half jersey knit and half lace (or mostly jersey knit, with a little bit of lace depending on how wide your lace was.)DSC_7521

 

And you are done! I told you that was easy!

Here’s another shot of the teal one- this one was made using a very thin patterned jersey knit and I love how soft it is and how easily it drapes!

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