This 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.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
When You flip it over you will hide the end fringe if you prefer.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
Sew 🙂 ….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!