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Sew Creative Guest Post

By Pinkwhen @pinkwhen
Today I have Crystal from Sew Creative sharing her 15 minute infinity scarf for children.  This is such an easy project, even I can do it! Thank you to Crystal for sharing this with us today! PictureHi Pink When Readers! 
My name is Crystal Allen and I'm the blogger behind Sew Creative. I just started my blog in January but had been dreaming about it for years. Sew Creative is the place where I write about creative living through sewing, food, DIY and inspiring friends. I'm also mom to a 1 year old and a 5 year old and I work as a Children's Book Publicist so life is never dull.
One of my most popular posts has been my 30 Minute Infinity Scarf Tutorial.  Today I thought I would share with you my 15 Minute Kid's Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial. I love how fast it is to whip up this adorable fashion accessory and it only takes 1/3 of a yard of fabric! Plus, it's a fabulous project for beginner and advanced seamstresses alike. 
If you like this project I'd love for you to stop by and take a peek at some of my other posts. Some highlights include:
Photo to Wood Transfer Tutorial 
Crocheted Kid's Slouch Hat Pattern
10 Minute No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars 
Salmon, Spinach and Avacado Salad with Brown Rice or Quinoa 
Make Your Own Window Cling Tutorial 
Thank you so much to Jen for inviting me to guest on Pink When. Jen is such an inspiring blogger. I've learned so much from her in the short time that I've known her and feel so blessed to have her as one of my blogger buddies. 
~CrystalYou Will Need:
  • 1/3 yard of fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors or a rotary cutter (if using a rotary cutter you will also need a cutting mat)
  • Ruler or seamstress tape
  • Sewing machine
PictureStep 1: Select your fabric. You will need 1/3 of a yard.
Step 2: Cut your fabric. You will want a piece that is 12 inches by 44 inches (or whatever the width of your fabric happens to be.) Leave the selvage edge on, this will be hidden in the seam of your scarf.
PictureStep 3: Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, with the printed side on the INSIDE and pin your two cut edges flat against each other. Your piece will now measure 6 inches by 44 inches.
PictureStep 4: Leaving a half inch seam allowance sew down the length of your scarf (The 44 inch side). Don’t sew the two ends. You should have one long tube.
PictureStep 5: Using the tip of your iron, press open your seam. 
PictureStep 6: Flip your tube so the right side of the fabric is on the outside. I do this by sticking my arm through the hole, grabbing the other end and pulling it through.
PictureStep 7: Find the seam on both ends of your fabric tube. Pinch the seams flat together (the printed side of the fabric will be sandwiched together) and pin.
PictureStep 8: Starting at the seam that you just pinned start to sew around the circle of your scarf leaving a half inch seam allowance or more if your selvage edge happens to be bigger. I work slowly on this step, stopping to pinch the two pieces of fabric that I’m about to sew together to make sure that they are correctly lined up as I sew.
PictureStep 9: When you get about half way around your scarf it’s going to get tough to keep going because your hole is getting smaller. I find the easiest way to continue is to flip the top part of my scarf inside out making a little pocket for the scarf. Keep sewing your seams together until you are about to hit the part of the scarf you have in the pocket. Backstitch, remove from sewing machine and pull scarf out of pocket.
PictureYou will be left with a little gaping mouth in your scarf.
PictureStep 10: Pinch the mouth together.
Step 11: In my adult infinity scarf tutorial I had you hand sew the hole in the scarf closed. I’m terrible at hand sewing and realized that it knocks a bit of time off of each scarf if you just sew it closed with the machine. Your seam isn’t invisible this way but really that part of the scarf is usually hidden underneath at the back of your neck. I made my mom one with the invisible seam and one with the sewing machine seam… she never noticed the difference. If you want to hand sew it check here for instructions, otherwise take the scarf to your sewing machine and leaving an 1/8 of an inch seam allowance sew the hole shut.
PictureThe part you just sewed will look something like this (only probably neater because I kind of messed up.)
PictureFinal Step: Puff the scarf up, grab your kiddo and double loop it around their neck. It makes the cutest little fashion accessory for your fashionista!
Picture** A BIG special THANK YOU to Crystal from Sew Creative for Guest Posting today!  Make sure you check out her blog, she has some great tutorials!   ~Jennifer

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