Friday, March 15, 2013

Project: Colorblock Spring Infinity Scarf

My co-worker Faye and I found some Nani Iro fabric that was begging to become a scarf.  How does fabric beg? This fabric was a small piece, it was a scrap.  What else to do with it but make a scarf.  Nani Iro fabric is a beautiful Japanese fabric.  This one is a double gauze so perfect weight for spring.  Since the piece we had was 1/2 yard x 44" we had to improvise a bit.  So in the pictures you will see 3 colors:
navy shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett
yellow shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett
and white Nani Iro Colorful Pocho fabric

The below directions are for only using 2 fabrics 

makes 2 scarves, depending on your width you probably can get 3 scarves
materials:  1 ¾ yards Kaffe Fassett Shot cotton
1 ¾ yards Nani Iro double gauze
matching thread

Cut one piece of each to be
-63” X 12”  shot cotton
- 63” X 12” Nani Iro (I started with one piece Nani of 44" x 12" so I added a piece of yellow shot cotton to make the length 63")

feel free to make your scarf as wide as you want but I think that 11” is a good width not to strangle yourself.

Lay fabric face to face, iron out and pin

Sew ½” seam allowance along 3 sides leaving one short side unsewn

Trim corners at a diagonal

Turn inside out and press side seams, topstitch 3/8” seam allowance

Tuck in raw edges and press

Match short edge to short edge and layer by ½” - basically you are sandwiching the two ends.  

Top stitch twice



Wear it wrapped around your neck twice or let it hang loose!  I personally like using the 3 pieces of fabric.  Not only is it a great way to use up scraps but also adds some color interest.  This is a quick project that you can easily do in 1 to 2 hours. Remember prewash that fabric!

Have a great weekend!



  1. Hi Tracey,

    I was one of your students this past Sunday for the newborn kimono class. Thanks again for a great class. I learned so much and am finding myself quite obsessed now ;)

    I really like the Nani Iro fabrics and really like this scarf that you did. Do you know if this Pochu print is still available in the shop? I looked for it in Purl's online store and couldn't find it.

    In your instructions I didn't understand two steps, 1)you say to trim corners at the diagonal and to 2) topstitch. Is that something we learned on Sunday or is that a more advanced technique? I'll definitely be back for more in any case once my baby is born.

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Connie,
      It was great having you as a student and you picked up the sewing very quick! Purl does not have any more of the Pochu you may be able to find it on Etsy. For the instructions when the scarf is inside out and you sew it together you trim the corners to remove bulk, this helps you have nice pointy corners when you turn it back to the right side. I mentioned this in class in regards to doing anything square or rectangle like a pouch. Let me know if you have any other questions and hope to see you in another class soon. I have 2 more classes in May and then start back up in July. You can always check my class schedule here on my blog. Good luck with everything!