The holidays season is a very crafty time for me because it’s the time to make handmade decorations and gifts. The last is not always an easy task, especially when the recipient is a guy. You can’t really go wrong with a gal when giving her something cute and pretty (and perhaps sparkling). But it’s a whole other story with the guys. This is where today’s DIY projects comes in handy. It’s an easy to make unisex braided infinity scarf. Quick, easy and guy approved!
I made it from a couple of old black t-shirts, but you could just buy a meter of cotton jersey. Be sure to click “read more” to see the tutorial.
1. Firstly, prep you material. If you’re using fabric, cut it in half vertically (meaning you’ll get two narrower 1 meter long strips). Also cut 5cm of fabric off from on end of one strip. You’ll need that for the connections later on. If you’re using old t-shirts, cut off the hems and cut off the tummy area as close to the armpits as possible. Now you should have a tube. Cut the tube open on one side. Cut two 5x15cm strips of fabric from the sleeve or the upper part of the t-shirt.
Take the 2 long strips of fabric and cut the ends into 3 strands as shown in the picture. The strands should be equal width. The length is really up to you. I cut mine up to about 25cm.
2. Braid both ends of both strips of fabric. Pin the ends so that the braids won’t untangle.
3. Pin one end of strip 1 with one end of strip 2 joining the 2 strips of fabric. Do the same with the other ends. You should now have a circle.
4. Sew the ends of the braids together.
5. Now your 2 strips of fabric should be firmly attached to each other. That’s an infinity scarf right there. You only need to neaten the connections.
6. Cut 2 5x15cm strips of fabric from the leftover fabric you cut off in the beginning (or the two strips you cut from the sleeves).
7. – 9- Use those strips to cover the braid connections (see the pictures). I simply used my glue gun, but you could also sew them in place by hand.
I love this project. I’d love to make one in every color to mix and match with different outfits. Next time I’d like to try a wider version with chunkier braids.