Warmly welcome to Quilt For Lovers, the site that always brings news and the best patterns for you!! Let’s be honest, moms love accessories, so here’s a tip for a great gift for your mom. Well, this infinite scarf made with just one meter of soft cotton voile is an easy accessory that you can wear anywhere!! And it has fine French seams and an elegant 1/4 ” hem, making the pattern even more charming!!
The fabric you can use is Birch Fabrics soft organic cotton voile, the voile is like quilted cotton, but lighter and more suitable for blouses, dresses and scarves… being perfect for this project, because the print looks almost the same on both sides; therefore, when your scarf spins and spins, it looks beautiful all the time. You can also choose to use another lightweight fabric, such as linen or rayon. This tutorial is based on a 44 ” wide screen. If your fabric is wider or narrower, adjustments will need to be made!!
You will need:
- 1 meter of light, 44 cm wide cotton or other fabric easy to assemble
- corresponding segment
- rotary cutter and belt
- optional – narrow bar sewing machine foot
1. Cut the selvages from your yard of fabric (see photo above).
2. Then cut the fabric in half making two half-yard pieces (both pieces 18” tall and approximately 42” wide).
Sewing French Seams:
3. Pin the half-yard pieces wrong sides together along one short edge.
4. Stitch the seam with a 1/4” seam allowance. I used my 1/4” quilt piecing foot for this, but you could also follow the guides on your sewing machine.
5. Use a ruler and rotary blade or scissors to trim 1/8” away from the seam allowance.
6. Press the seam to one side, and then press right sides together with the seam along the edge.
7. Sew again with the fabric right side together and again a 1/4” seam allowance.
8. Now press your pretty French seam to one side. 🙂
9. Make two twists in your fabric, and place the remaining short ends wrong sides together. Sew another French seam, making a twisted circle of fabric.
Sewing a narrow 1/4” hem:
10. Sew a line of stitching all around one long side of the scarf, 1/4” from the edge. It doesn’t matter if you sew on the right or wrong side.
11. Press the raw edge to the wrong side along the line of stitching. That line of stitching you just made will make it easy to turn a nice straight hem.
12. Turn the folded edge over one more time and press.
13. Stitch close to the folded edge for a beautiful hem. Repeat on the other long edge and you’re done!
Optional hem technique – if you have a narrow rolled hem foot for your sewing machine, you could use it to sew a pretty hem too.
See too: Morning Star Block