DIY infinity scarf with snaps--a Lululemon vinyasa scarf knockoff tutorial

It's fall. My least favorite time of the year. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand why the rest of you love it. I used to love it too when I lived in the Midwest, but now as a pacific northwest transplant, fall marks the start of our rainy season and nine long months of doom and gloom. But I digress. 

Fall means cooler weather, dressing in layers and scarves. Lots of scarves! One of my favorite scarves of all time is the Lululemon Vinyasa scarf.  I received it last Christmas as a gift and love the tutorial on how to wear it 10 ways, though I really only wear it one or two of those ways most of the time.

I'm too cheap to buy another at the $48 price tag so I used my current scarf as a guide to sew a knockoff that I love.

Here is what you need:
1 3/8 yard of fabric 
12 pack set of snap fasteners
2 yards of 3/8" {or 1"} wide grosgrain ribbon

I pre-washed my fabric and then cut it down to size. It's 60.5" long on one side and 27" wide on the other.

I have a serger and could have used that to finish my seams but I chose to stitch around the whole scarf and then use a zig zag stitch at the very edge to make sure the edges don't unravel.

I cut my ribbon and used a flame to seal the edges. Then I pinned my ribbon as close to the edge as I could.  I stitched the ribbon down making a huge rectangle around it to secure it in place.  I put the ribbon on the same side of the scarf on both edges.

I don't put snaps on often, and was a little intimidated by the process, but man, it was way easier than I thought it would be!  I marked 2 1/4 inches in pencil on a board so that I could easily measure how far apart my snaps would go. I followed the package directions for putting the snaps on. I used the full package of 12 snaps on my scarf.

I really love how the scarf turned out and was impressed at how easy it was to make.

You can watch the Lululemon video for 10 ways to wear your Vinyasa scarf {knock off!}

I usually wear my scarf 3 ways.

The first, like this, with a few of the snaps unsnapped at the top and folded over.

As a hooded scarf, especially if you get caught in the elements.

And finally as a wrap.  I'm always cold, so having something to throw around my shoulders helps. I love the versatility of this scarf. It's by far, my favorite thing about it!

I love to travel with it because it not only makes a lovely accessory, it also makes a great blanket on a cold airplane, or something to lay your head on when you are trying to take a little nap.

Making it on your own sure beats the nearly $50 price tag too! I think any beginner sewer could tackle this project. Give it a try!


Anonymous said...

What kind of material did you use?

Rachel Teodoro said...

I used a heavy weight material. I don't think it would work with a light cotton, but any good heavy material would work great.

Lesley said...

Thanks for this! Is the material you used knit or woven?

Rachel Teodoro said...

I used a knit fabric. Something without a lot of stretch would work best though.

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