My wonderful cousin had this brilliant idea to make infinity scarves that open up and cover you when nursing. I loved the idea and checked out examples online and thought that I could make them myself. I didn’t really find any great tutorials so I decided to create this one! I made 5 for her after she selected 5 yards of Cotton Jersey knit, 1 yd per scarf, from the beloved Girl Charlee website. I chose to use Cotton Knit Jersey because its thin enough that when doubled to stitch you can’t see through it but it’s thin enough that it can also wrap around your neck twice comfortably without feeling like you are wearing a blanket around your neck.
They are about 18″ width. To wear as a scarf, you can fold them in half and wrap them once or twice. I love how they turned out and can’t wait to make my own later today! Once completed I will add a tutorial for created them yourself! For now here are two shots of the first five I created.
Free Infinity Nursing Scarves Tutorial
1 yard of Cotton Jersey Knit. Its light weight and perfect for this. – 60″ x 36″ I used fabric from Girl Charlee
Matching Polyester thread
Stretch or Ballpoint needle
Sewing Machine or Serger
If you use a sewing machine be sure to zig zag the edges. I put my machine on the smallest zig zag width. and space the stiches medium or slightly smaller.
You need to backstitch and the best way to do that with knits is to set your stitch spacing to your lowest setting. For me that is 1.
I trim all the selvage off after sewing before turning it right side out. (you do what you are more comfortable with.
Seam Allowance: 3/8″