SCARF MAKEOVER – How to Turn a Regular Scarf into an Infinity Scarf

how to make a scarf into an infinity scarfThis is a fun simple way to give your scarves a makeover.  I have to admit I have lots of beautiful scarves in my closet and yet I rarely wear them, however, Lily and some of her Christmas purchases inspired me to change all that. 

scarf makeover

I do love the look that you can achieve by adding a cute lightweight scarf to a simple shirt and pair of jeans.  What I don’t like is what I look like a few hours later when I am either getting strangled by my scarf or I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror looking quite disheveled with my scarf hanging uneven or even half off! 

What inspired me is the new infinity scarf trend!  After seeing Lily return from a busy day at school and still looking adorable with her new infinity scarf neatly around her neck, I thought I should rethink all those beautiful unused carves in my closet and perhaps give them new life by simple joining their ends and thus joining the infinity scarf trend!

So I need to thank Lily for not only for inspiring me to dust off my old scarves but also for modeling the before and after scarf makeover pictures. πŸ™‚

infiniity green trimmed scarf

I am really excited to share how to turn a regular scarf into an infinity scarf and plan to convert most of my scarves but I decided to start with a wide one (the navy polka shown first), this sweet fringed limely linen scarf, and a narrow white silk scarf with green dots shown below, to show how many different types of scarves will work nicely converted to an infinity scarf.

Now I just quickly hand stitched the end of my scarves together just in case I wanted to undo them later it will be simple.  I sometimes get inspired to decorate the house with scarves or use as a table runner so I like to keep my options open. πŸ™‚

how to make an infinity scarf

Just match up the ends and pin in place.


Knot the end of a double strand of thread and make a simple running stitch along the end to attach the scarf together.

lime linen fringed scarf makeover

When You flip it over you will hide the end fringe if you prefer.

infinity scarf makeover white dotted

I love polka dots and I have had this silk scarf since college but it always ended up wearing me rather then me wearing it if you know what I mean.  With it being so thin and lightweight it was always sliding off so I was really excited to convert this old favorite!  Instead of looping it twice, we looped it three times for a simple soft look. πŸ™‚

Lastly I wanted to share a link I found coincidentally this morning while having coffee and pinning – yes I am addicted to pinterest!  If a needle and thread scare you, the following blog post may help.  Chelsea shares how to turn a scarf into an infinity scarf using heat and bond tape.  I like the needle and thread option because A- I had it and didn’t have the heat and bond tape, and B- I am not sure how easy it would be to undo if I decide down the road to do so, however, I think it could be a great option for someone that is more fond of no sew projects.  So if you want to check out how to turn a regular scarf into an infinity scarf with heat and bond just CLICK HERE. πŸ™‚


Sew πŸ™‚ ….go check out your closet and see what new outfits you can image by converting a few of your old scarves into infinity scarves in a matter of minutes!





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    • JaneEllen on January 11, 2015 at 1:10 am

    I bought an infinity scarf at Charlotte Russe and decided I didn’t like it but will try again, think it’s just too much fabric on me.
    I also have some white faux fur I bought to use for holiday decorating but also saw made into an infinity scarf. Think I might have printed it out before I took old pc out, hope so.
    I sure love how all your scarves, modeled by the gorgeous Lily, look after you changed them. I do have several scarves also and don’t like to change something permanently due to wanting somewhere down line to change it back. Oh how I love the gorgeous aqua and white scarf above, so pretty and so perfect as an infinity scarf.
    Think the lighter fabrics might be more conducive to changing. What do you think after you have changed a few?
    Lily is absolutely beautiful, can see now how she’ll look when she’s a bit older, watch out Mom and Dad.
    You must be so proud of her and enjoy watching her grow up. Kinda scarey too huh? Our youngest was quite a handful and gorgeous. Not that you want your kid to be ugly but when older guys start lurking around them it’s scarey as heck. She was like 13 and guys of college age were checking her out. Oh my heavens, I need help. lol She was around lots of guys at the beach in San Diego and what a body, oh me. Glad I don’t have to go thru that again.
    Enjoy your new scarves, keep them on to stay warm. Happy New Year

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  1. Great idea! I wear scarves all the time and enjoy tying them different ways- would be fun to have an infinity version. Visiting from the party link-up. Happy New Year and thx for the post. By the way, your daughter is adorable πŸ™‚

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