This super-simple infinity scarf in a valentine print fabric is like a hug for your neck!
I have had the idea to make my own infinity scarf for over a year.
I even bought some inexpensive winter scarves to give it a try, but never got around to it.
And then I ran across this super-cute valentine graphic fabric last week - two days before my annual girls weekend with some of my college besties - and was inspired!
We had something special to celebrate this year with our dear friend who has been battling breast cancer - and WINNING!! I hadn't seen her in person since the whole ordeal began, but what better way to remind her that I'm rooting for her (even if it is long distance) than a pretty PINK scarf?!
She is just as beautiful (and fierce) as ever!!
I am so thankful for the time to reconnect with her, and all my friends.
There are literally tons of tutorials for making infinity scarves on the internet, but I used this one from Simplicity, with only a few adjustments of my own.
1. I bought 60" fabric as recommended, but bought 2 yards and cut it lengthwise, instead of across, so my scarf would be longer than 60".
2. I cut my fabric into thirds vertically, so I was able to make 3 scarves out of two yards of fabric, each approximately 10" wide when finished.
3. I made sure to embroider my fabric before sewing up the seams, so that the underside of the monogram didn't show once it was completed.
4. Since I had 7 of these 'hugs' to crank out in 24 hours (what can I say?), I skipped the hand-stitching and used fusible webbing to close my opening after turning the scarf right-side out.
I love, love, love how they turned out!
A beautiful friendship, valentines, breast cancer (without being too breast cancer-y)goody all rolled into one!
The girls loved them too!
Unfortunately, all our group pictures were taken on someone else's camera Saturday night, but trust me - we looked fabulous!
We'll all be wearing them on Thursday, and I'll be thinking of them every time I do.
Love y'all and Happy Valentine's Day!