How cute is that scarf on my baby girl?!?
I love this project!
The beautiful thing about beautiful baby girls is that there are a LOT of ways to accessorize them :) It’s like having a doll again!
Does that make me sound like a bad mother? I hope not.
I love picking clothing, and shoes, and hair pieces for her.
And if I can make the clothing and accessories… even better!
One day I was wearing my own infinity scarf, and since I love dressing my daughter like a miniature adult, I immediately had the idea to make her a scarf too.
Here’s what you need:
Soft cotton or flannel fabric (My scarf was 9″ by 46″)
1) Measure and cut your fabric. When I originally made this project, I cut a 9″ by 43″ fabric piece, which fit my daughter from 3-6 months. Now, my daughter wears a 9″ by 46″ scarf (she is currently 9 months), and I suspect it will fit until 12 months.
2) Fold the scarf onto itself lengthwise, right sides together. You should have a long 4.5″ by 46″ piece. Pin it together if necessary. My fabric stuck together without pins so I didn’t use them.
3) Sew one of the short ends, and the entire length of the scarf together, using a 1/2″ seam allowance. One short edge should still be open when you are done.
4) Bring the entire scarf right-side out by pulling it through the open edge. Try to bring the corners all the way out so that the scarf is rectangular. A pen or scissors can help pull the corners out.
5) Once the scarf is right-side up, take the raw edge of your open edge, and fold it inwards (inside the opening) about 3/4″ or 1″. Then place the other (sewn) end of the scarf inside the opening. Be careful not to flip your work. The seams should line up on the same side. Pin it together to hold it in place.
6) Finally, sew the open end closed using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
There you have the finished product!
My daughter wore this scarf when she was barely sitting, and now wears a bit bigger version. Since she makes such a good model, here are some photos of her with her adorable scarf :)
As a caveat, I will say that I only put this scarf on my daughter when I’m holding her, or taking photos of her. I would not recommend leaving your child alone with a scarf on…
But as long as she is safe and supervised, it looks adorable!