Somehow, I have successfully kept my fabric obsession from you until now. It’s true, I have this ridiculously large pinterest board of fabric loves AND a trunk full of fabric I have been secretly hoarding from my husband. SHHHHHHH! My fabric obsession inspired me to learn how to sew, but like most of my skills, I’m self-taught. I was doing good teaching myself with online tutorials when I fractured my shoulder back in July and was no longer able to do a lot of things. Building a baby blog kept me busy though, so I hadn’t gotten back to it. I thought it was time to get back on the horse, so I whipped up this super easy plaid flannel beauty for my bestie. Here is my DIY Infinity Scarf Tutorial so you can make one too!
Don’t worry if you are a brand new to sewing. This is probably the easiest project you’ll ever try. This one yard wonder only uses three seams and takes 30 minutes or less. First off, you need a sewing machine with a zig-zag or serge stitch. I use the SINGER Simple Sewing Machine (affiliate link). It is everything the name claims to be: simple and easy to use, but with the quality of Singer. Plus an automatic needle threader (major timesaver).
Now, pick out your favorite yard of fabric. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a light weight flannel in a red plaid. I bought one 48″ wide yard on sale for $5.99, so the fabric piece was actually 36 inches by 48 inches. I used every single inch. First, cut it in half to make two equal size pieces of fabric that are 24 inches by 36 inches.
Now, lay one piece on top of the other, right sides facing each other. Then sew along one side with a zig-zag stitch, so now you have one piece of fabric again that measures 24 by 72 inches.
The easiest way to finish them both is to fold in one side by one-half inch and iron flat. Insert the un-ironed side into ironed one and pin into place. Sew down both pieces with a zig-zag stitch (to prevent fraying).
Now you’re all finished! Looking for some fabric inspiration? Check out my fabric pinterest board!