Although we’re based in Los Angeles and temperatures are often in the mid-70s in January, we know many of our fans and followers are facing blizzard-like conditions in other parts of the country!
To help keep you warm and cozy during the winter months and beyond, this week our National Educator Teresa Coates shares her tips on how to sew a hooded infinity scarf! She’s using the Darcy Infinity Scarf pattern (#2042) from Trish Newbery, and of course she used Luxe Cuddle® minky plush fabric to take the softness and warmth to the next level.
See Related: How to Sew a Luxe Cuddle® Minky Fabric Infinity Scarf (Video Tutorial & Free Pattern)
Here she’s shared her recommended notions and fabrics, as well as tips to keep in mind when sewing a hooded infinity scarf. Happy sewing!
Editor's Note: Trish Newbery has generously supplied Shannon Fabrics and Sew Together Tuesday fans a promo code for 20% off the Darcy Hooded Infinity Scarf Pattern! Use SHANNON2021 when checking out to save!
Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a Luxe Cuddle® Hooded Infinity Scarf (Darcy Infinity Scarf tutorial)
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her Luxe Cuddle® Hooded Infinity Scarf tutorial:
- 1-yard Luxe Cuddle® OR two ½-yard cuts Luxe Cuddle®
- Luxe Cuddle® Heather Quartz (one-yard version)
- Luxe Cuddle® Glacier Viola and Sparkle Cuddle® Glitter Viola/Multi (two ½ yd. cuts version)
- Luxe Cuddle® Glacier Viola and Luxe Cuddle® Chinchilla Iris (two ½ yd. cuts version)
- 45mm rotary cutter (OLFA) OR blade (OLFA SAC-1)
- 90/14 Stretch Needle (SCHMETZ)
- Felt tip marker
- Flower Head pins (Clover)
- Hand sewing needle (optional)
- Polyester thread (Mettler® Metrosene)
- Self-healing cutting mat (OLFA)
- Stiletto and pressing tool (ByAnnie's)
Instructions for sewing a Luxe Cuddle® Hooded Infinity Scarf (Darcy Infinity Scarf tutorial)
- Trace around pattern with felt tip marker then cut out. Cut two layers together if using a rotary cutter (one layer at a time if using the blade).
- Make sure to transfer markings. Teresa added two additional marks at the fold.
- Instead of the usual ½” seam allowance, this pattern calls for a ¼ seam allowance; you can straight stitch, zig zag or serge.
- Hand sew or zig zag turning gap closed, then top-stitch.
- Try mixing different fabrics together: different Luxe Cuddle® fabrics in the same color; mix Luxe Cuddle® with Cuddle® 3; or make it extra luxurious with one side made of Luxe Cuddle® Seal.
Video tutorial: How to sew a Luxe Cuddle® Hooded Infinity Scarf (Darcy Infinity Scarf tutorial)
Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on January 19 to share her tips on how to sew a Luxe Cuddle® Hooded Infinity Scarf.
Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
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