That’s kinda what you get when an infinity scarf doubles as a nursing cover, right? Or maybe I’m just confused with what nursing sometimes feels like. And maybe those feelings are taking me back to nursing the twins at which time it did seem like I spent infinite amount of time nursing. And maybe I’m just getting way off track here. Focus.
A few months ago I was strolling the clearance area of our local Hancock Fabrics when I spotted this striped jersey knit, marked at $3:
It was about a yard of fabric, 60” wide, a deep olive and white (though it looks black in the pictures), and I scooped it up because I can’t say no to oh-so-soft stripes. A couple of days later I turned it into a nursing cover/infinity scarf and this is the story of how I did it.
Now I had a big rectangle of fabric measuring 36” x 60”; the two shorter ends were the factory-cut edges (or selvage edges) and the longer edges were the store-cut ones/the ones I evened out. Since the fabric was jersey and wouldn’t fray, I just left these outside, long edges alone after they were cut; no hemming. To get the infinity scarf, I sewed the two short edges together. However, this could easily be done minus the sewing with some no-sew tape. Here’s how:
The No-Sew Version
Place a long piece of no-sew tape along the short edge of your scarf (I used some white ribbon just for a visual).
Making sure your long piece of fabric isn’t twisted somewhere in the middle, bring your other short edge over and lay it on top of the sewing tape. Your fabric should be laying flat and should be a large tube. Make sense?
Last, using the steam option on your iron, iron down those two, overlapping ends. The no-sew tape will do its magic and make those ends stick together and you’ll be good to go!
The Sewn Version
If you decide to sew your edges together, simply overlap them a half inch or so and pin them together.
No need to fold anything; the jersey won’t fray.
Then sew a straight stitch right along your overlapping layers, making sure to backstitch at each end and that’s it!
I wear the seam at the back so it’s not noticeable at all.
What’re you lookin’ at?
Here’s the funny thing about this little project, I was so excited to share this with you guys a couple of months ago when I made it because I really thought this infinity scarf/nursing cover was a genius idea and I thought I was the first to discover it but alas, there are those who have been there, done that. :) So great though because, if you don’t feel like making your own, you can find them at these fine shops:
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