Infinity Scarf and Flower Pin

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing infinity scarves on Etsy and I found a super cute grey scarf that had a flower pin attached.

 

I wanted that dang scarf.  But…it cost forty bucks.  Sadly, that’s more than I can justify spending on piece of fabric to wrap around my neck.

 

So I did some Googling.  I’m a crafty gal, but not much of a sewer (sew-er not SEWER like where Ninja Turtles live) so I was hoping there would be a way to make a similar scarf cheaply and easily.

 

Well.

 

It turns out that there are loads of smart people on the internets, because I found tons of no sew scarf and flower options.  After a bit of research, I went out and bought some materials to get started.

 

For the scarf part, all you need is an Extra Large or XXL T-shirt.  I went to Hobby Lobby to buy a couple of shirts and decided to use XL because they were a dollar cheaper than XXL.

 

 

See how cheap?  Way better.

 

 

Using a pair of super sharp scissors, cut a straight line across the shirt, right under the armpits.  In other news, I hate the word armpit.

 

Cut another line above the bottom hem.  Both sides of the scarf will look unfinished, and your cuts may not be perfect, but that’s ok.  The fabric will kind of curl in and it will cover it up.

 

Now stretch it out!!  I did this by standing on the bottom of the loop with both feet and pulling up really hard with both hands.  Then I flipped it over and did it again.  Do this a few times, and the scarf will be nice and long and your messy cutting job (just me?) will be all covered up.

 

Your scarf would be totally fine like this, but if you want to add a pretty flower, it’s super simple.

 

You’ll need:

 

Synthetic  (this is important!!  I used a polyester satin) fabric, cut into different size circles.  Your circles don’t need to be perfect, in fact they probably look better if they aren’t.  I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, and the minimum fabric length they sell is 1/8 yard, which is enough to make several flowers and costs practically nothing.  Seriously, maybe a dollar.

 

A Button  for the center of the flower.  I made one with a zebra print button and one with a jeweled button…I liked the one with the jeweled button better (surprise surprise).

 

A Hair Clip  You could totally use a pin, but I preferred a clip because you can clip it to your shirt/scarf without making holes and you also have the option of using the flower as a hair clip!!  You can get a small bag of plain metal hair barrettes in the jewelry making section of the craft store and it’s a couple bucks for the whole bag.

 

Hot glue/Hot glue gun  and a straight pen (not pictured)  To hold the fabric together and glue the flower on the clip

 

A candle

 

Carefully (very carefully) hold the fabric circles over the candle, one at a time.  What will happen is the edges of the fabric will start to curl up.  As this happens, slowly turn the circle so the whole edge gets curled.

 

DO THIS CAREFULLY!!  Don’t get the fabric too too close and keep some water nearby in case of an accident.  And if you accidentally light your hand on fire, please don’t sue me.

 

 

Your petals should look like this.

 

Keep going until all of your petals are curled.

 

 

Once all the petals are finished, stack them up and pin them with a straight pen to hold them in place.  Now carefully sew your button on, using a nice big, sharp needle that can go through all of the petals.  This will serve as the middle of the flower, but also hold it all together.

 

 

When you’re all done, it should look something like this.

 

Then you can clip it to your scarf.  This is the other flower I made using the zebra button, and another scarf I made using a grey shirt.

 

Or…

 

 

You can clip it right to your shirt, to add a little extra sparkle.

 

For the shirt and the pin, I’d say my cost was about $7.  Not too bad, eh?

 

Now I just gotta figure out what to buy with all the money I saved….

 

**If you want another cute flower pin idea, here’s a cute one Shelly made from old T-Shirts!!

 

Thanks so much for reading.  I hope you have a fabulous day!!

 

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Comments

  1. 1
    Amelia says:

    ummm…awesome. totally and completely awesome.

  2. 2

    I’ve seen infinity scarves all over pinterest but your tutorial was helpful. The flower is surprisingly cute too. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. Oh and I absolutely love your necklace! :) Definitely going to try to make one of these now since they’re so easy! I probably shouldn’t have thrown out all of my old t-shirts huh? Ooo… new use for my old maternity shirts? :)

  3. 3
    Ashley says:

    OMG I was coveting that scarf as well, but couldnt justify the large price tag! This is such a great tutorial! Your awesome!! I am going to Joanns right now to get the stuff for it!!! Thanks!!

  4. 4

    Super cute!! I would have never thought of all of that, and it looks really great!

  5. 5
    Chase says:

    Thank you for this! I just found Christmas gifts for all the ladies in my family. :)

  6. 6
    Gina says:

    Oh yes- I love making flowers & infinity scarves- always looking for new tricks to make the process a bit easier- love this!

  7. 7
    joycelyn says:

    TOTALLY doing this when I get back from my mini vacay!!! Love how the petals curl up, and the infinity scarf could not be easier.

  8. 8
    Pam says:

    You are amazing! I can bake but am not very crafty -but I think even I can handle this. I run a nonprofit animal rescue with a friend and we are always looking for cute things to put on the animals collars when we take their adoption pictures – these would look great!! A trip to Hobby Lobby is now on the list for today!

  9. 9
    Rebecca says:

    My girlfriend and I made these today! We had fun! They turned out super cute and we’re making more this weekend and giving them away for Christmas! LOVE LOVE LOVE how simple they are and how cute they turned out!

  10. 10
    Rita D. says:

    Just so you know. I read this at 5:00 Friday afternoon and immediately found a black T-shirt in my husbands stock pile that he didn’t wear, a pink tank top of mine that must have “shrank” in the wash (either that or gremlins snuck into my closet and shrank it), and by 6:00 I had a scarf and two pink flower pins to go on it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11
    Cathy says:

    Congrats on a DIY post that really CAN be done by someone like me, and that doesn’t cost a bazillion dollars! :) You can’t buy a scarf for 7$ anywhere, especially not with a cute pin! Love your nails too!

  12. 12
    Lindsay Bressett says:

    What fabric did you use for your grey scarf? the cotton blend tshirt I bought is not stretching as long as I was hoping for!

  13. 13
    Amelia says:

    I made one of these last night out of a shirt i got on sale for a DOLLAR. this morning I added a flower earring to it because I haven’t made the flower from this tutorial yet (said earring is WAY TOO BIG for my ear but just right for the scarf). LOVE IT! Thanks for a fun, easy, cheap idea!

  14. 14
    Sakina says:

    Well, i did this, it looks cool but the end are a little burnt, but anyways great tutorial.

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