The Elderedge Statement DIY Scarf, inspired by the lace jabots of the baroque period, allows you to have a statement piece around your neck when it’s too cold to show your necklace off. This rich, lacy DIY infinity scarf will keep you warm from the beginning of fall until the snow thaws in spring!
Pair with a thick wool coat, leather jacket, or even a lightweight blouse on the weekends for an extra layer of added warmth. I’ll also show you how professional seamstresses sew and finish their lace letting you in on a few tricks of the trade that make sewing with lace a dream come true. Everyone will be asking you how to sew an infinity scarf when they see your beautiful, lacy creation.
Elderedge Statement DIY Scarf
- Scarf Fabric
- Small Pair of Scissors
- Large Pair of Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Thread matching the color of your lace
- Invisible Ink Pen or Chalk
- Bottle of Fray Check (Optional)
Pro Tips: Before we start assembling the Eldgeredge DIY Scarf, I’ll give you a few tips to make it easier to sew! Choose a lace that has defined motif edges because this allows for you to cut away any excess fabric without unraveling your design.A great example is crocheted lace which is used in this tutorial. A cheap way to get expensive lace is going to a thrift store and buying an old lace top or a shirt with lace detailing! Remember, the less stretch in the lace the better! If your scarf frays easily, then invest in a bottle of fray check (see below) and apply it to the edges when finished with this project (please see Step 11). It will keep your scarf from ripping and secure the fibers in place for any wear and tear. Always press after every seam you sew because it takes away any unnecessary bulk and tension.
Step 1: Cut out of your scarf fabric a rectangle 58 inches by 16 inches.
Step 2: Fold your rectangle length wise with right sides facing each other. On the wrong side stitch all the way down your rectangle at a half inch to make a long tube.
Step 4: Cut one lace triangle; length A and B as 18 inches, and width C as 7 inches. Also, Cut 2 four inch squares out of the lace.
Step 5: Fold your scarf in half. Mark the fold with a pin, this is your center, Place the two lace squares 2 inches each away from the center line and 3 inches in from both edges of the scarf. Pin in place.
Step 6: Look at your lace pieces and determine if you want to change your motif designs. If so, mark around your motifs with an invisible ink fabric pen. Remember to keep the excess lace on, this will help stabilize the motif while you sew it onto your scarf.
Step 7: Lay your scarf out in a tear drop shape so that only the inner corners of each end are over lapping by a half inch, pin in place.
Step 8: Place your lace motif on top of your scarf, just below where the two corners overlap. Make sure that the lace is over lapping on top of the scarf, so we can sew it in place! Pin in place.
Step 9: Take your scarf to the sewing machine and sew over the outer edge of your desired motif design.
Step 10: Cut away any excess lace and fabric from your motif up to the zig-zag stitch with your small pair of scissors.
When your DIY infinity scarf is finished, feel free to layer necklaces over your lace areas or even weave ribbon in and out of the lace to customize it! I hope you’ve learned a few tips and tricks to pass on to your friends. To see my other work, you can check out my website here.
What embellishments would you add to your DIY Scarf?