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Infinity Scarf Tutorial- Upcycled Skirt

Infinity Scarf  Tutorial – make your own scarf in less than half an hour out of an old much loved skirt.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

I found a lovely and soft cotton skirt in my local charity shop, which I just had to go back for (a bargain at £2.99)

Upcycled Infinity Scarf


To make your own:


Cut off the waistband and stretched out the fabric.

Cut the skirt 46cm up from the hem.

Create an infinity scarf

Cut down one of the seams to create a long rectangular shape. Mine measures 155cm, which creates a scarf you can wrap round twice, aim for 190 cm if you would like a scarf that wraps round three times.

Fold right sides together along the long edges.

Stitch together.

Turn right side out.

DSC_0007You now have one long tube of fabric, to create the circle pin up the raw edges.

Machine stitch along as much as your machine will reach.

Upcycled Infinity Scarf

Hand stitch the final piece of edges together.

One finished scarf:)

Infinity Scarf Tutorial, Upcycled Skirt

I have to admit that I am rather chuffed with my bargain fashion item… I have been craving some gorgeous print fabrics at £16/meter for patterns spotted on the internet suggesting 186cm length.. nearly £32 for a scarf. Definitely outside of my budget. Coupled with no knowledge of the source of fabric, labour conditions or dyes used. My remake upcycled new wardrobe item seems highly appropriate for the one year anniversary of the death of factory workers in Bangladesh.

“Today is the first anniversary of the collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which collapsed leaving 1,133 men, women and children dead, over 2500 injured and at least 800 children orphaned. To mark this fateful day, today is Fashion Revolution Day in 50 countries today leading figures in the fashion world are supporting the initiative, which aims to challenge consumers to ask where their clothes are made, and under what conditions.”


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Gina Caro

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

You make it look so easy! It would take me a week to make one scarf. Looks great. Thanks for linking up again with #ThriftyThursday :-)

Rebecca @ Little Monkeys Crochet

Monday 19th of May 2014

This is really beautiful. So simple... I don't sew, but I'll bet my mom could help me put one of these together. Time to home for a visit, I think! :) I’d love for you to come link up at this week’s Off the Hook!


Thursday 15th of May 2014

Fantastic scarf - I will have to try it!

Nayna Kanabar

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

How very cleaver and beautifully made. It looks pretty too.


Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Lovely idea. Such a great way to create something new and original from unwanted piece of clothing. Thank you so much for sharing.

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