To Infinity…

And technically there is no such thing as beyond that because, well, it’s infinity.  So, sorry Buzz.  Better luck next sequel.

Sorry, was that a bad intro?  I tried as hard as I could to think of some pun with the word plaid but the only thing I could come up with was something like “They Got Plaid” (you know, like “They Got Played”), but considering I’m pulling the two tots into this post, it seemed a little off kilter.  Toy Story seemed the right road to travel.  :) 

“Let’s get to the point here, Bean, Legume…whatever you call yourself”.  Right.  Specifically, this:plaid scarves graphic 

I was at our local Hancock Fabrics a couple of weeks ago getting something or other that I needed when I strolled past their remnants basket and spotted this plaid, flannel remnant:plaid scarves 001

It was nice and soft and I had been wanting to make some scarves for the girls (and plaid is “in”, right?), so I snatched it up.  It was marked down at $2 a yard and the remnant was a smidge over half a yard; the perfect amount for two little scarves. 

So first things first, I cut it in half so that I had two pieces measuring 20 in. x 29 in. each.   plaid scarves 002

Then I sewed it into a circle/tube.  If you make your own, here’s where to sew (iron-on tape would work too!):plaid scarves 003

To get a seamless-looking connection where the two sides would be sewn together I first lined up the edges, folded one over the other, folded once more, and pinned the seam in place before sewing together.  Here’s a step-by-step guide:plaid fold 
Make sure you only pin the seam though!  You might have to put your hand in between the two layers of fabric (down the tube) to make sure you’re only getting the seam and not the seam plus the other side of your tube of fabric.

Last, stitch down the seam, cut the excess strings, and you’ve got yourself an infinity scarf in a matter of minutes.  Just a few side notes:  I didn’t measure the girls’ heads or necks to figure out how big around I wanted the scarves before I started so they’re a little on the loose side.  I probably could’ve made them a little shorter around for a more snug fit by cutting the initial rectangle to 22-3 in. x 20 in. instead).  Also, if you make your own tot an infinity scarf, I’d play it safe and make it so that it just fits right over their little noggin’ once without looping it over again.  If you make it loose enough to be doubled up, I’d be afraid they’d either pull on or get one loop stuck on something and risk the other getting too tight around their neck.  On the bright side however, this is the first article of clothing/accessory I can share with my girls because the scarves fit me perfectly.  :) 

And that’s that.  But what would any tutorial be without some cute after shots?  Get a load of these two:    plaids  plaidcarvesplaidc 

They LOVE being outside and this southern weather is perfect for granting them that wish.  Sun, leaves, dirt, sand…they’ll take it. 

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[Unbuttoned onesies >> Carters, Jeggings >> thrifted Garanimals (C) & Carters (S), Boots >> Target, Headbands >> homemade]

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Stay tuned though for there is more plaid to come and it involves one growing baby bump.  AND for all of you that know via Instagram that the ottoman is DONE (finally!), I’m working on getting that very detailed tutorial worded and up but it probably won’t be until next Monday.  If you haven’t seen the sneak peek, you can catch a glimpse here.

Have a good Monday folks!

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11 comments

  1. They could not be any cuter!! Love this! And where did you get the bows?? (Will it alert me if you respond? If it doesn't, I don't know if I'll remember to check back!! Ah!)

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    1. Oh! I forgot to mention those! They're homemade and as usual, there's a tutorial. :) I updated the post with a link! You should make some! They're so easy!
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  2. Officially stopping by the fabric store on my way home! Thanks

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    1. Yay! I hope you go home with some good finds!!!

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  3. so precious and I love the scarves. The middle "model" shot of the two of them is priceless!!

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  4. Too cute, Sheena! What a great idea!

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  5. Such a cute idea, Sheena! I love the plaid.
    And I think we have Garanimals Jeggings in every size from 12 mo. to 3T- definitely a favorite. :)

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  6. I love the scarfs! I was at the store looking at scarfs and thinking I could make my own. You gave me the motivation to do it! Your girls are so darling.

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    1. Yay! So easy and so much cheaper! Let me know how they turn out!

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  7. These are so cute! Love the little models! ;)

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