DIY infinity scarf tutorial


Today I have a cute and easy DIY infinity scarf tutorial to share with you. I whipped this cute scarf up in about 20 minutes flat. I am now tempted to make about 20 more in every color!

I found this super cute ruffled fabric from Hobby Lobby and knew it would make the perfect scarf. I used my coupon, so this scarf ended up being less than five bucks! Can’t beat that!

DIY infinity scarf

Here’s what you’ll need to get started.



  • 1 yard of fabric (I like using knit because it’s stretchy)
  • Sewing machine + thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Needle and thread


1. Cut your fabric to 60in x 30 in.

2. Fold right sides together and pin along the longer edge. The raw side of the fabric should be facing out.

3. Sew the pinned edge together and then flip the fabric right side out.

4. Pin the two openings of the tube right sides together. Make sure to match up the seams. Once you’ve pinned as far as you can, sew that part with your sewing machine.

5. Hand stitch the last opening and tie a knot on each end to secure the stitch.

DIY infinity scarf tutorial on ...make this  cute scarf in 20 minutes for five bucks!

That’s it! Now get creative! There are so many fun colors and patterns out there so you can make something completely unique! Thanks to my cute friend Rachel for being my model. :D DIY infinity scarf

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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28 comments on “DIY infinity scarf tutorial”

  1. Lovely tutorial – thanks. I really love the fabric you’ve used.

  2. LOVE that fabric! So cute! I love to sew! I don’t think I have a favorites, but I do enjoy making things for my two boys..and hopefully a girl someday! :)

  3. Great tutorial! I think I could pull this off! Thanks Jamielyn!

  4. Wow! So cute and looks easy! I sure love an easy sewing tutorial! xoxo

  5. Lovely scarf, I have made a few scarfs like this and I love that they are really easy to make and look fabulous, TFS yours!

  6. I bought 1 yd of fabric. But I cannot cut it 30 x 60. It does not measure 60″ on any side. How do I pull this off?

    • Hi! Some bolts of fabric come in different sizes so you might have bought a smaller fabric. If it is 55″ it would still work, I probably wouldn’t go shorter than that though! :)

  7. Love! Do you have an idea what size to cut the fabric to for a baby or toddler scarf?

  8. This is a great tutorial. I have seen other instructions for infinity scarves that are much more complicated. My daughters (6 and 8) make crafts to sell to raise money for the American Cancer Society. I think they can make scarves to sell. Thanks!!

    • Thanks for your comment Jackie! That is so neat that your girls make crafts to raise money for the American Cancer Society, they sound like amazing girls! These scarves are easy to make and would be perfect to sell! :)

  9. So to get the 60″ you need to measure across the width of fabric ?

  10. Hi! I was checking out your site today for the first time (love by the way) and was like Hey! I know this pretty lady! I went to school with Rachael. What a small world.
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

  11. Hello Jamielynn, 
    I love your scarf! I’m dying to make myself one, then perhaps for others if it turns out! :) My question is, one yard is 36 inches, so to make the measurements 60×30, does that mean I have to cut the one yard fabric in half then sew in the middle to make one long length of fabric? 

    Please let me know, I’m just dying to make my scarf, I already bought the material, but hesitating on the length. 

    Thanks in advance!

    Kathy Young 

  12. I love all the things on here so exciting

  13. I’m commenting almost two years later, but do you think the measurements in this tutorial would work for a 15-year-old girl? She’s pretty petite so I’m debating. 

    • Yes! She can twist it three times if she likes – which is what my youngest does when he steals my scarf. My very slim middle-schooler wears it with two twists, like I do.

  14. I think I followed your directions, but I’m not sure my end result is the right thing. I have super limited experience with scarves in general and even more limited experience with infinity scarves. My complete project measures roughly 14″x 42″. You  mentioned you twist it 2-3 times…I’m not sure what that means. As my “scarf” sits right now, It basically just slips over the head – there’s not really room to wrap or twist. Did I do it wrong?

  15. I want to reply to my own comments so I’m not creating a bunch of different threads, but it’s not letting me do that for some reason. I forgot to mention that I started with a 30″ x 56″ piece of lightweight stretchy knit. One thought I’ve had is that maybe I sewed the length incorrectly…should I have sewn the selvage first and THEN the raw edge?

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