Sometimes, lots of times, making something is a compulsion. Last night I decided I had to make an infinity scarf at 6.30pm. By 7.30 pm it was pretty much done- finished during an X factor ad break. Hmm, cosy, Anna Maria Horner voile and flannel.
I bought the flannel here, $5 a yard- such a bargain and have Katy to thank for nudging me in this direction. I bought 4 different prints, this was the only AMH print- I wish I had ordered more! It is the most snuggly cosy fabric, full PJs in this would be heaven. I have a stack of voile FQs and some scrappy pieces so I set to work following this tute which makes a scarf out of around 2 quarter yard strips. You can make a wider and longer version using Anna Maria Horner's tute here . I haven't done a tutorial, what follows are a few tips from making it.
I cut my fabrics to make 2 lengths-one flannel, one voile and I pieced bits together to make the length up- each was 9.25"x54". You then need to pin the two lengths, right side together- I used vertical pinning to keep the slippy voile in place. I aworked my way down one edge for 12" and then flipped it over and pinned down the other side for 12" and so on- this keeps the edges even and the fabrics nice and flat and allows you to sew both sides from end to end in the same direction.
To join the tube, on one end you can see 0.5" pressed under and the raw other end pinned on top inside, pin heads are on the outer part- don't want to stitch them in!
I then put the outside on top and pinned again, basted and then stitched straight down, you can see the stitching in the first pic. Anna Maria uses a hand sew method to keep the tube open.
Place on and twist. I hate posing for a head type shot, memories of bad school photos I guess.
A quick gift should you need something else to make! I am going his and hers on this project- Damian is getting a square scarf (he keeps one over his nose at night, don't ask!) I laid out all the flannel I had bought and he chose the Buttoned Up.
Gotta love Anna Maria Horner, she is a genius with fabric and different substrates- I love that word! She is the queen of substrates.
Now give me that scarf back, my neck needs the warmth!