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How to Turn a Regular Scarf into an Infinity Scarf

If you know me well you know my love of pashminas and scarves. I have a collection of about 30– near hoarder status. In my defense, I always get a scarf or pashmina as a souvenir when I travel.

On a recent shopping adventure I scooped up a couple lightweight scarves to add to my collection. One scarf is an infinity scarf, but the other wasn’t. I thought the regular scarf would look better as an infinity scarf so I decided to perform minor cosmetic surgery on the scarf. And the best news yet, I didn’t even have to break out my sewing machine.

How to turn a regular scarf into an infinity scarf without sewing!  A fast and easy no-sew project!!

Here’s what I started with. A regular scarf from Forever 21. Let’s call it Jen Aniston pre-nose job.

how to make an infinity scarf

I grabbed some Heat n Bond while at Walmart (don’t judge me), my iron, and scissors.

how to turn regular scarf into infinity scarf

I followed the instructions on the back of the Heat n Bond packaging because good girls read the directions.

I started by putting the Heat n Bond on one end of the scarf, and I stuck my iron on top for 2 seconds. I did this along the entire edge of one side of the scarf.

DIY infinity scarf

Then I peeled off the paper. See how the film stuck to the scarf?

do it yourself infinity scarf

I took the other end of the scarf, folded it under so there would be a seam instead of it looking like I put the two edges together. I bonded the two ends of the scarf together by holding my iron on the scarf for about 6 seconds in each spot. I let the scarf cool, and then it was ready to go.

how make infinity scarf

And here she is now– Jen Aniston post-nose job. Some people know how to make cosmetic surgery work for them, like this scarf and Jen. Lindsay Lohan, on the other hand, wellllll. . .

how to make an infinity scarf

Seriously, this is the easiest DIY no-sew project ever. I’m already debating what I can Heat n Bond next.

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  1. Very cute scarf and would never have thought to do that! Great job 🙂

  2. Love this idea! Makes perfect sense but would have never thought to do that…love the scarf you picked out too! Very cute!

  3. I actually never would have thought to use that. Great job! And don’t ever be ashamed of shopping at Walmart. I work there! Great items and better prices!! 🙂

  4. So smart!! I would have been nervous using an iron on such delicate material, but it looks like it worked beautifully! Thank you for being brave & giving it a whirl! It looks great!!

  5. Brenda B. says:

    Great idea with the scarf! I am a scarf hoarder also!~

  6. I just bought this exact same scarf from there, and thought it was seriously long! My quick fix was to make a knot in it. ha! So thanks for sharing, I will go untie that knot and do this!!

  7. Clever! And, easy! I am way toooo many scarves, so maybe I’ll try this out! 🙂

  8. Such a good idea!! I can’t sew but maybe I can be brave and try this. Now to go buy some Heat n Bond and a cute scarf…:)

  9. I have used that and recently found Press and Seal or Bond or whatever it’s called. Same concept but no heat at all. It’s sticky on both ends and you just press and you’re done! I made striped curtains with a black sheet and the press and seal. I buy it in at least 2 or 3 when I get it at Wal-Mart!

  10. Cute! I love using heat bonding tape, but I’m also a glutton for punishment, so I usually break out my sewing machine when things need hemming or sewing. Tears usually follow.

  11. I love it! And I wouldn’t break out the sewing machine for such a quick project either. If we raced you would be done before I wound a bobbin!

  12. Okay, I know this is borderline stalker, but I remember you saying in your Bloggiversary post that you wouldn’t post about an new ironing board cover, but your ironing board cover is so cute it may be worthy of its own blog post! Where’s it from?!

    Also, I love this idea and I am addicted to heat ‘n’ bond too!

    1. Hah! I love how you remember. This proves that some people actually read my blog instead of looking at the photos. High five, Rachel. I got the cover a couple months ago at Home Goods.

  13. Genius idea Chelsea!! I have a couple of scarves that could definitely benefit from being an infinity scarf versus a regular one. And I’m pretty sure I need to get a hold of some of that Heat n’ Bond – it seems mighty handy (but really I love any excuse to not bust out my sewing machine ;))

  14. I love your ironing board cover! It’s so hip and fun! 🙂
    This is a great idea, too. So clever.
    Just curious, though, since it has happened more than once – why do you always say “don’t judge me” when you mention buying something at Walmart? Is there something wrong with shopping there?

    1. Walmart doesn’t treat their employees very well, and when they come into small communities they tend to destroy small businesses because of their prices. But there’s one less than a mile from my house so it’s convenient and obviously cheap.

  15. I have a scarf I’ve been wanting to turn into an infinity scarf!!! This tutorial is great!!! Thanks so much!!!

  16. thats a great idea. I have so many scarves around I don’t wear because I don’t want to deal with which way to wear it! I love infinity scarves though!

    Thanks for the tip


  17. Great idea! I’ve already got a scarf in mind to use… 🙂

  18. This is so cute! I have a few scarves that I will definitely be doing this to! Thanks for the post!

  19. I have several scarves that have the fringed ends that just don’t look stylish to me. Do you think they would look right if I cut the fringe off and turned them into infinity scarves’

  20. I love your blog. I just discovered it!! Thanks for all the amazing tutorials. You’re a great writer too. Most craft blogs are boring to read and I’ll just skip down to the tutorial but not yours. I think you have a great personality!! I love reading your posts!!!

  21. Great idea! I just love it and it’s easy enough for someone who’s not too crafty to do!

  22. Found this on Pinterest, wow so easy to do and just what I need for next weekend at my daughter’s baby shower! Thank YOU!!!

  23. i love this idea!! I have way too many scarves! I was wondering how did it hold up when you washed it?

  24. Olá eu amei seu lenço, bem gostaria de saber qual é a metragem de largura e comprimento?

  25. Lanette Vasquez says:

    Hi, like everyone else, I love this idea! I know what the women in my family are getting for Christmas this year! But seeing that this is an older post, I just wanted to see how the scarf is holding up? Does the bond tear easily or has it held up? Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  26. What a great idea! I am totally going to try this!

  27. okay, so I don’t sew– I think I can actually DO this one!! Love it and perfect for upcoming fall sweater weather, too 🙂

  28. This is great! Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide! I’ve turned my regular scarves into infinity scarves by hiding a knot in the back, or securing the two ends together with a a hair tie, but this is so much better!

  29. I have a collection of scarves and need to get busy making infinity scarves!

  30. Smart! I’ve tried knotting them and it really doesn’t work. This is such a great idea.

  31. Chelsea, great idea! I’m going to have to peruse your blog for more scarf ideas. I like scarves, but I never know what to do with them!

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