Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Easy Sew Flannel Infinity Scarf

Who is sick of those “I’m so ready for fall posts”?  Aww, too bad.  You get another one.

I’m normally a summer girl but this summer was just too hot.  I’m ready for cooler weather…until it actually comes and then I’ll be whining that I want warmth…like any good Iowan does.

I recently sewed this fun flannel infinity scarf.  I’m on a sewing roll.


Nothing says fall like flannel.  I think Nate is glad I’ve traded a pair of ridiculously ugly flannel pajama pants for this flannel scarf.


I sometimes wear something other than grey shirts and jeans.  Sometimes.  It would look better with a long sleeved shirt but it 90 degrees when I took this photo. I only sacrifice so much for this little blog of mine.

The scarf cost me $4.00 and 30 minutes of time. I can’t wait to make more!

Anyone with a sewing machine can make this.  Seriously.  Dust that baby off.  You only have to sew sort of straight lines.  You can do this!

You will need some fabric of your choice, some thread, and a sewing machine.  I used a yard of fabric to make this scarf.  It’s a little large.  I think I will like the bulk once it cools down and I’m sipping hot cocoa and pretending to watch Hawkeye football.  Oh, Fall.

Start by cutting two 18” x 40-45” rectangles.  You don’t have to be exact.  I used the length that was provided by the flannel fabric which was about 43”.


Pin the right sides together and sew the long edges.  You will be left with a long tube.


Turn inside out.  Bring the two ends together and pin the inner two layers right sides together.



Sew together.  Turn the scarf inside out and pin the back sides right side together.


Sew the end together leaving a 4-5 inch gap in the middle-ish.


Turn the scarf right side out through the 4-5 inch gap.


Hand stitch the opening closed and enjoy your lovely flannel infinity scarf!



Feel free to share it with your favorite friend.


Who’s ready for fall?  Any favorite scarf patterns?  Any flannel fans out there?


  1. i love that! it looks great on you and ike, too, so it's really versatile... can be work with cotton tees or fur.

  2. Thats such a great idea! Your sewing posts are making me want to invest in a sewing machine!

  3. Hi Michelle, glad you guys had a great trip, I loved seeing all of your pictures on instagram, made me want to plan a trip out there. I'm not a big flannel person, but I do love your scarf, and lately, I'm all about them, I especially like how they dress up an old t-shirt or tank top. I will give this a try, much easier to find the fabric you like and make it yourself.

  4. I love it!! I want one and I will never be sick of fall posts :)

  5. This seems like a magic trick but I'm pretty sure I'm going to give it a go. I really like these infinity scarves (yet not enough to justify going out and buying one since I have a rainbow of pashmina/scarves). I predict my sewing machine and I will have a big fight and break up but I'm willing to risk that.

  6. That's a great project. We don't own a sewing machine yet. Lisa has been thinking about picking one up for a while now though.

  7. Cute. I love knitting scarfs, but I may have to try sewing one now. Yay for scarfs and cooler weather!!

  8. Super cute. I love how rustic it looks. Like you're about to go on a very fashionable camping trip.

  9. HAHAH! We must have the same wardrobe of grey shirts lol! I have a few pairs of plaid pj pants I can convert. I love this project!!

  10. I am not a fan of flannel but I looove scarves. I swear, your blog is going to make me invest in a sewing machine!

  11. Oh, nice! Love this! I'd never have thought of using flannel...

  12. Too cute! I tried to knit an infinity scarf once...but i confused myself and gave up! Haha!! you're getting pretty darn good with that sewing machine, michelle!

  13. Love.It! I must make this immediately.

    You have been pumping out awesome sewing projects lately.

  14. I have a brilliant idea because I am a genius. Start an Etsy shop for us sad souls who really want a flannel infinity scarf now, (even if they are made out of someone else's old pants) yet don't possess a sewing machine or any skills.

    I get scarf, you get dolla bills. Win!

  15. I am with you! I love the warm months, but it's been too dang hot, and I always welcome fall with open arms every year. Until it hits the 40's and I'm miserable lol.

    But anway, back to the scarf. I LOVE IT!!! I definitely want to try and make one of these. Scarves are one of my favorite accessories! :)

  16. i want one!! I agree with Amy, I can not sew a button, I do not own a sewing machine. i can only buy infinity scarf :(

  17. I've never thought to sew my own scarf- it's genius! Thanks for sharing this- it's really cute!

  18. I am such a scarf girl but never even thought about this. Thank you, oh sewing genius! Finally a use for all my scraps.

  19. This is awesome! I'm definitely going to have to try to make one!

  20. I want to make an infinity scarf! I have plenty of fabric already on hand so no need for another trip to Joann's...bonus, right? (Rick says yes.)

  21. I LOVE the infinity scarf! I need to make myself doesn't look like it would take too much time.

    Yes, I'm soo ready for Fall!!! Fall is my favorite season. I think it's something about the leaves changing colors and the cooler, crisp air that I love:)

  22. You should wear a flannel shirt with your flannel scarf. Just a suggestion. Great tutorial! I've been meaning to make an infinity scarf out of this 70s dress I picked up at Goodwill Outlet for about 3 months now. Perhaps I'll get around to it this weekend.

  23. You're killing me with the sewing projects woman.
    My bff made me an infinity scarf last year for my bday. I think she was ahead of the trend (or maybe I'm always behind) but I love that baby.

    ps - I think you should think of opening an etsy store to make cute stuff like this for your non-sewing blog friends.

  24. This turned out really well. I think I have some plaid material in the basement. Perhaps I need a scarf. The original plan was a skirt but keys be honest, that's not happening.

  25. Dude, this is super cute. Now I am mourning my sewing machine even more. Whhhhyy did you have to leave before your time?! Sadness.

  26. Love it! Although, I'm pretty sure "sewing" and "easy" can go in the same sentence ;)

  27. LOVE this idea. Perfect for Christmas presents / stocking stuffers!
    PS Ikea definitely needs his own flannel infinity scarf.

    1. Haha! Not Ikea, Ike. Can you tell I have Ikea on the brain? Sorry about that Ike!

  28. I want one! Will you make me one? I am on a sewing break for a year after all the costumes I made last year :oP

  29. LOL - I'm one of those people who looooves summer, so you got me on your first line!

    Love the scarf, but as I don't have a sewing machine, couldn't one use bonding tape, and just hand sew the opening at the end?

  30. I need one!!!! It looks so pretty, cozy and fun! Thank you for sharing.

  31. This is so cute and looks super comfy and cozy. I have two old flannel jumpers from back in the day when flannel jumpers were in style that I am going to repurpose into scarfs. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Thanks for the idea. I will try to make this with my daughter's help. BTW, you are so funny! Glad I stumbled across your blogs.

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