Happy December, friends!! It is my pleasure to be back again this year with an entire week of goodies for you. AND THEY ARE ALL FREE! That’s right, you are about to embark on a five day journey of free sewing patterns and tutorials. I’m excited to get started!
Today’s freebie is a twist on a classic infinity scarf…we added a hidden, zippered pocket to it! It’s a perfect little space to store your phone, keys, or anything that you’d like to carry with you but don’t want to need a purse or extra hand for. It’s a super quick sew and is at the top of my gift-giving list this holiday season.
Let’s get started!
Fabric Requirements: 2 yards of knit, flannel, or a light-weight woven.
You will need:
— Main Scarf Piece: 28″ W x 72″ L (can be woven or knit. If using a knit, you may need small strips of stabilizer where you’re attaching your zipper)
— 2 pocket pieces: 9″ W x 7″ L
— 9″ Zipper **You can make the pocket bigger / smaller by adjusting the size width of your pocket pieces to match the length of your zipper.
1.) With your main fabric laying RIGHT SIDE UP, lay your zipper FACING DOWNWARDS, 5″ from the edge of your fabric, along one of the long edges.
2.) Sandwich your zipper by laying a pocket piece on top, RIGHT SIDE DOWN.
3.) Pin/clip and sew along edge, using a zipper foot to get as close to zipper as you can.
4.) Flip your pocket piece up and away from the main fabric.
5.) Fold your pocket piece under the main fabric (their wrong sides should be touching now).
6.) Fold main fabric together, matching the long sides to each other.
7.) Making sure you’re still 5″ from the short edge, align the unsewn side of the zipper to the opposite long edge of your fabric. Once again, your zipper should be FACE DOWN.
8.) Sandwich your zipper by laying your other pocket piece on top, RIGHT SIDE DOWN.
9.) Pin/clip and sew along edge.
10.) For easier sewing on the next step, I like to unzip my zipper a bit, to get the pull out of the way.
11.) With fabric still RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, sew with 1/2″ seam allowance along long edges, and outer edges of pocket.
12.) This step might feel a little tricky, but it’s really not! You’re going to want to keep your fabric inside out, while folding it in half to still have right sides together, and the short edges meeting each other. I find it easiest to stick my arm all the way inside, grabbing the opposite short end, and then pulling it toward me from the inside, being careful not to twist it. Align the short edges to each other.
13.) Stitch the raw edges together with 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 4-5″ opening for turning.
14.) Turn scarf right side out, pulling the entirety of the fabric through the opening you created in the last step.
15.) Pin and close up the opening with a blind stitch. You’re finished!
Here’s a little inspiration from our fabulous group of testers, in case you needed it.
As always, we love when you share what you’ve made with us. Head over to the Patterns for Pirates Facebook group and show off the fabulous Infinity Scarf that you’ve managed to make from our freebie pattern! Happy Holidays, friends!
**Since there was such a high amount of requests for a video tutorial, here you go!