Every time the holidays change, I make a point of visiting Dollar Tree to see what’s new for the season. This year I spotted something that I was instantly drawn to: lightweight fabric scarves. They were obviously made of cheap materials and weren’t much of anything special on their own, but I had a feeling that with a little DIY they could be transformed into something trendy. I grabbed two of them without knowing what I was going to do with them; days later, I was struck with the thought to make the two scarves into one infinity scarf. Dollar Tree also had similar scarves for St. Patrick’s Day, so you could also use this same tutorial to make a green one and render yourself pinch-proof!
- Scarves, $2
- Yarn and yarn needle, on hand
- Ribbon, on hand or $1
- Hot glue, on hand
Total: $2 and up
I started with two scarves; one scarf has red hearts on a white background, and the other has white hearts on a red background.
Lay the two scarves one on top of the other with the edges lined up. Pin the two layers together to keep them in place as you work.
Thread a length of yarn through a large-eyed needle. Measure about 6 to 8 inches from the end of the scarves and sew from edge to edge with a simple running stitch.
Pull to gather and knot the yarn tightly, trimming off any excess.
Measure another 6 to 8 inches down the scarves and repeat. Continue down the length of the scarf.
Being careful not to twist the scarves, line up the two ends and pin them together to form a loop. Sew along where the ends overlap and gather.
To give the scarf a more finished look, cut short lengths of ribbon to wrap around each of the gathers. Hot glue into place. Fluff the scarf by separating the two layers of fabric in each section. Wear by giving it a couple of wraps round your neck.