Have you ever wanted to mix and match prints, but didn’t know where to start? With this mixed-print infinity scarf tutorial, you can incorporate edgy, funky combinations into your look. Pair it with solid-colored clothing so the scarf really stands out.
– 4 yards printed sheer chiffon fabric (2 contrasting prints, 2 yards each)
– Fabric scissors
– Sewing thread
– Measuring tape
– Pincushion and straight pins
– Sewing machine (not shown)
Before you start, take one of the fabrics and cut it into two segments measuring 50 inches by 25 inches. Cut the second fabric into two segments measuring 50 inches by 15 inches.
1. Stack the two larger segments with the “front” sides of the fabric facing each other. Pin them along the side that measures 25 inches, positioning the pins about 1/2 inch from the edge.
2. Sew along the pins, about 1/2 inch from the edge.
3. Straighten the raw edge by trimming it with fabric scissors.
4. Next, pin the two smaller segments together along the 15-inch sides. Position the pins about 1/2 inch from the edge, and make sure the “front” sides face each other.
5. Sew along the pins, about 1/2 inch from the edge.
6. Straighten the raw edge by trimming it with fabric scissors.
At this point, you should have two very long fabric rectangles.
7. Lay the smaller fabric rectangle in the center of the larger fabric rectangle. In my project, I pinned the striped fabric to the center of the floral fabric. Make sure the “front” sides of both fabrics face up.
Tip: Do this on the floor – it will be a lot easier!
8. Sew down one side through both layers. Repeat on the other side of the smaller rectangle.
9. Pin both ends of the fabric together, with the front sides facing each other.
10. Sew along the edge to close up your scarf.
And just like that, you’ve completed your very own mixed print scarf. The mismatched prints and raw edges create an artsy vibe. I especially love how the bold stripes contrast the deep-hued florals. There are so many patterns out there to choose from, I can guarantee you’ll find a combination to love!
Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez
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