Lovely Lace Statement Scarf


Lovely Lace Statement Scarf

Learn how to make a scarf our of fabric with this step-by-step DIY infinity scarf tutorial.

Lovely Lace Statement Scarf
Lovely Lace Statement Scarf

Inspired by the lace jabots of the Baroque period, the Lovely Lace Statement Scarf allows you to have a statement piece around your neck when it’s too cold to show your necklace off. This rich, lacy DIY infinity scarf will keep you warm from the beginning of fall until the snow thaws in spring! Easy sewing patterns like this are great for beginners and can be used during spring or autumn when the weather is transitioning between cool and warm. Instead of buying expensive lace, you could save money and get a more vintage look by using pieces of an old lace shirt to make your own scarf. 

Pair with a thick wool coat, leather jacket, or even a lightweight blouse on the weekends for an extra layer of added warmth. This step-by-step tutorial will also show you how professional seamstresses sew and finish their lace, letting you in on a few tricks of the trade that make sewing with lace a dream come true. Everyone will be asking you how to sew an infinity scarf that looks like it came straight off the rack when they see your beautiful, lacy creation.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour


Primary TechniqueSewing


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Scarf Fabric
  • Small Pair of Scissors
  • Large Pair of Scissors
  • Lace
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread matching the color of your lace
  • Invisible Ink Pen or Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Bottle of Fray Check (Optional)

How to Make a Scarf Out of Fabric

Tips for the Lovely Lace Statement Scarf: 

  1. Choose a lace that has defined motif edges because this allows for you to cut away any excess fabric without unraveling your design.A great example is crocheted lace which is used in this tutorial. A cheap way to get expensive lace is going to a thrift store and buying an old lace top or a shirt with lace detailing! Remember, the less stretch in the lace the better! 
  2. If your scarf frays easily, then invest in a bottle of Fray Check and apply it to the edges when finished with this project (See Step 11). It will keep your scarf from ripping and secure the fibers in place for any wear and tear.
  3. Always press after every seam you sew because it takes away any unnecessary bulk and tension.


  1. Cut out of your scarf fabric a rectangle 58 inches by 16 inches.

  2. Fold your rectangle length wise with right sides facing each other. On the wrong side stitch all the way down your rectangle at a half inch to make a long tube.

  3. Now flip this tube inside out! Press the seam flat and put to the side.

  4. Cut one lace triangle; length A  and B as 18 inches, and width C as 7 inches. Also, Cut 2 four inch squares out of the lace.

  5. Fold your scarf in half. Mark the fold with a pin, this is your center, Place the two lace squares 2 inches each away from the center line and 3 inches in from both edges of the scarf. Pin in place.

  6. Look at your lace pieces and determine if you want to change your motif designs. If so, mark around your motifs with an invisible ink fabric pen. Remember to keep the excess lace on, this will help stabilize the motif while you sew it onto your scarf.

  7. Lay your scarf out in a tear drop shape so that only the inner corners  of each end are over lapping by a half inch, pin in place.

  8. Place your lace motif on top of your scarf, just below where the two corners overlap. Make sure that the lace is over lapping on top of the scarf, so we can sew it in place! Pin in place.

  9. Take your scarf to the sewing machine and sew over the outer edge of your desired motif design.

  10. Cut away any excess lace and fabric from your motif up to the zig-zag stitch with your small pair of scissors.

NotesWhen your DIY infinity scarf is finished, feel free to layer necklaces over your lace areas or even weave ribbon in and out of the lace to customize it!

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