linen + lace infinity scarf tutorial

I got a request for a tutorial for the linen & lace infinity scarf I posted yesterday, so I figured I’d share a quick tutorial.
What you’ll need:

16.75″ x 18″ lace
56.25″ x 18″ linen
thread
sewing machine
With WRONG sides together, stitch the lace to the linen strip on both of the short sides using a 3/8″(match the 18″ sides of the linen to the lace), so that you create a circle of fabric.  Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Press the seams toward the linen.
This is what it should look like.
Now turn the scarf RS out and press so that the seam allowance is sandwiched in between the linen and lace.
Now stitch another 3/8″ seam.  This will enclose the raw edges.
Now once again press the seam toward the linen and edge stitch it down (along the edge of the lace).
This is what it will look like on the opposite side.
Now edge stitch along the edge of the linen.  And this is what it should look like. And now you know how to do a french seam!!!  So this tutorial is sort of like a two for one deal!  lol
BTW:  Please excuse all my little hairs from the raw edge sticking out…I had forgot to trim the first seam down to 1/4″.
Now finish the long raw edges of the scarf.  I used my narrow hem foot, but it won’t go over the french seam because it’s too much fabric, so I had to do that spot by hand, but if you don’t have a narrow hem foot you could do it by hand.  Just turn the raw edge up 1/4″; press; turn in another 1/4″ the stitch.  You could even do a rolled hem or faux rolled hem.
And that’s it! your done!

Comments

  1. This is So very pretty.. I LOVE the color and the Beautiful lace… I would love for you to stop in and share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-3-and-features/

  2. So cute!

  3. Tutus & Tea Parties :

    Beautiful! Oh how I wish I could sew…I'll just have to ask my mom to make it for me!!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

  4. Thanks for the tutorial….I love it! I have some great vintage lace and linen from an estate sale and can hardly wait to try it! I have a few pieces of satin I want to try it with too! AND lol…now (like your Mom) I need a tutorial on how to get it twisted right when I get it on so that I am a fashionista too!

  5. Kassi at Truly Lovely :

    This is SO pretty! Love the lace! Makes it different from most scarves and I love that!

  6. What a beautiful project! Thanks for linking up to our Pinteresting Linky Party – I'm pinning this!

  7. so cute!

  8. hey this is super duper

  9. this is quite gorgeous, love this! wish i could make it! maybe someday!

  10. very cute and gorgeous =]

  11. if I knew how to sew, I would definitely make this! very cute.

  12. I was wondering where you got your lace from, I wanna make one but couldnt find the lace at the store I went to today. Gonna check another store this weekend, but didnt know if you got it from a specific one.

    • @Caity The lace was actually leftover from curtains my mom made about 20 years ago. Check joann’s they have craft lace, bridal lace, and they also have lace in the special occasion section. You should be able to find something there. Fabric.com also has a great selection and you can find coupons for both stores online. Check coupon cabin for fabric.com coupons, and joann’s has them on their site or you can download their app if you have a smartphone. Good luck! Love to see it!

      • Could also upcycle lace from old wedding gowns and prom dresses and the like. Can sometimes find these for not much $$$$ at thrift stores like Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

  13. Iwona Tatarkiewicz
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    This is a great tutorial! I’m just wondering what size of needles you used, and what your stitch length and tension settings were (if you remember!). My bobbin thread peeks up through the top lace fabric when I’m sewing, and when I adjust the tension the bobbin thread then becomes too loose…any suggestions would be very much appreciated :)

    • Thanks Iwona! I’m not sure. My default stitch length is 2.5 mm and tension is usually set just under 4. That’s probably what it was because I rarely change it, and if I do it’s usually noted in my tutorial. The only thing I can think is that maybe you are adjusting the tension too much? Tension is tricky and can vary greatly from machine to machine. Your’s may be super sensitive and the slightest adjustment can make a huge difference. Here’s a post I did on it that might help: http://www.wildflowersandwhimsy.com/2012/05/sewing-school-day-3-tension/ Good luck! I would love to see it when you’re done!

    • Kathlene Bradford-Marks :

      I teach heirloom sewing. Any time your threads poke up through the top of the fabric, is is usually a matter of the fabric being to light weight. You can simple either put tissue paper (like the kind you wrap a present with) or a light weight tear away stabilizer under the stitching line only. Then you can stitch away. The extra stability of the tissue or stabilizer will allow the feed dogs to whip along w/o any problem. :o)

  14. This is beautiful. Can I ask a dumb question, but I can’t exactly tell from the finished photos: Did you hem/finish the long sides of the scarf at all?

  15. Hi
    I’m sure I’m missing something!!! I see two “tubes” with lace??? Why?
    When I turn them rs out do I gather the top??
    Just not getting one finishing step I think.
    Thanks so much
    Sharon

    • @Sharon Sorry, I was making two scarves. lol Sorry about that! Thought I had mentioned it. You should only have one “tube” I was making one for my nanny and one for my mom. That’s why there are two in the pic. : )

  16. Thank you Kathlene!

  17. Will this work with flannel and lace too?

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