Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine Infinity Scarf!

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!

Sharing this sassy project at some or all of these great parties: Under the Table and Dreaming, Totally Overflowing with Creativity, Three Mango Seeds, Classy Cutter, Serenity You, House of Hepworth, Skip to my Lou, LadyBug Blessings, Nap Time Creations, The Style Sisters, Polkadots on Pararde, Rae Gun Ramblings,Costal Charm, Not Just a Housewife, Domestically Speaking, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Sumos Sweet Stuff, The Gunny Sack, Gingersnap Crafts, Southern Lovely, Lil Luna, Someday Crafts, The NY Melrose Family, The DIY Dreamer, The Blackberry Vine, Homeworks, The Rustic Pig, Cornerstone Confessions, Kathe with an E, House on the Way, PJH Desgin, Glued to my Crafts, The Crafty Blog Stalker, Seven Alive, Made in a Day, Live Laugh and Love, A Creative Place, Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, Home and Gardens, It Happens In a Blink, I Gotta Create, Domestic Super Hero, All Pretty Things, Katie's Nesting Spot, 52 Mantels, Truly Lovely, Twinkle in the Eye, Happy Hour Projects, Six Sisters Stuff, Tutus and Tea Parties, Mop It Up Monday, Saturday Show and Tell, Moonlight and Mason Jars, The Scoop, Wow Us Wednesdays, Take-A-Look Tuesday, Share Your Stuff Tuesdays

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