Introduction: Easy No-sew Infinity Wrap Knock-Off

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Inspired by this blog post and the original Bina Brianca "The Bina", here is my version of the multi-way wrap/scarf/cardigan thing. It took me less than 20 minutes all up, required no sewing, and the end product is so fun to wear and play with! The original sells at a little over $40, so this diy is a money saver to boot. 

Step 1: Measure Fabric

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For this super lazy version of this wrap, simple cut out a large rectangle of lightweight stretch fabric, such as a rayon or cotton jersey. The length of the rectangle should be approximately four or five times the width of your hips. Width, not length! The width of the rectangle should be about the same length as from the top of your shoulders to the top of your calves. 

[My rectangle measured to be 140cmx102cm, but I would have liked to make it longer, to maybe 150cmx102cm.]
[Also, apologies for the terrible state of my fabric- I found it at the bottom of my fabric stash and I couldn't wait to get started!]

Step 2: Cut the Slits

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If we refer to the image of the original wrap here, we can see that there are slits in the fabric. They're placed roughly one hip width in from either side, and are roughly the same width as your waist. I made mine 30cm long, or 12inches. Mark the slits in place.

I was really, really lazy and folded my fabric twice into a quarter, and make the cut once. 

Step 3: Wear It!

Picture of Wear It!'re done! The nice thing about stretch fabrics is that they don't fray, but you may still feel the need to stabilise the edges - it's up to you. But aside from that, your wrap is completed! There are many ways to wear the wrap - check out the website for guides on various styles. Really you can be creative and make up your own way of wearing it. Enjoy :)

[I'm entering this in the I Could Make That contest, so if you like this instructable, a vote would be greatly appreciated :D]


fmorack (author)2013-08-18

Did you add buttons/snaps on any of the corners like the original? I'm wondering if they are necessary for some of the looks and what corners need what snap.

Also, I haven't sewn since middle school so I'd love to try this version. However, I'm wondering what the difference would be between doing the no sew version verses the side panels sewn version. I don't know anything about sewing seams and how things fit, is there a reason for a sewn side panels on the original?
Either way, thanks so much for this! I've never even seen this kind of wrap before so I cannot wait to make one!!!

piggleliggle (author)fmorack2013-08-18

I didn't actually sew snaps, but I was contemplating it! I decided that I didn't really like the styles that required the snaps anyway, and the snaps that I have are only very small and silver, so they wouldn't be really suited to the fabric I used.
If you do want to add snaps, use medium to larger sized snaps, and in a similar colour to your fabric.
Lay your rectangle flat on a surface, all facing on way up. Sew the two male snaps on diagonally opposite corners, and the two female snaps on the remaining corners.
I think that there may be another set of snaps on the other side of the fabric too - as in there are two snaps on any on corner, on either side of the fabric.

I think that having seams makes it easier to stabilise the edges of the slits, but for this particular wrap, whether you have seams or not doesn't appear to affect the drape or the way the wrap fits you. It also looks more 'professional' I suppose :D

Thanks for all the super valid questions, I really should have addressed them up there :)

DebM22 (author)2015-10-26

cool thans. I don't sew n this made it easy ?

geisttown (author)2015-02-12

I saw this for well over $40 and i laughed and was like that's crazy when i can make this my self with colors i like! by far you are the only one with a tutorial that explains this the correct way for something that is supposed to be as simple as it looks. I LOVE IT AND THANKS FOR SHARING!!

SparkySolar (author)2014-10-22

I love this instructable thank you so much

adriana1616 (author)2014-07-08

great idea! and incredibly simple

clubber (author)2013-09-16

how did you make the upper right one? it looks great:)

piggleliggle (author)clubber2013-09-17

Fold in half, matching up the slits and put it on over your head and around your shoulders [like a poncho]. Then pull the bottom slit down to your waist over your shoulders (be careful!). Twist and adjust!

carleygarofalo (author)2013-09-08

hi! i love this idea, i made it and i cant figure out any thing to do with it..... could you tell me somethings to do. i couldnt figure it out by the picture...i know im dumb :P
if you cant, its cool :P it would just help me alot. thanks!!!

eoz dralla (author)2013-09-05

Thank you I would have never thought of that I think I'll try it thanks a lot

eoz dralla (author)2013-09-04

I love the dress so maybe you could tell me how to do that one...

piggleliggle (author)eoz dralla2013-09-05

Fold wrap in half so that the slits line up and pull both slits over your head. Pull the bottom slit down to your waist, and pull the top slit under your arms so that it sits above the bust. Adjust/twist the wrap so that it sits the way you'd like it to. :)

eoz dralla (author)2013-09-01

Can you tell me how you did your styles there really pretty but there not on the website help!

piggleliggle (author)eoz dralla2013-09-02

Sorry, I just realised that some of the styles I made up on the spot! I'm not sure if I could describe them all, but if you pointed out a specific one I could maybe try? I highly recommend just playing around with it yourself - try twisting and wrapping it in different ways! (sorry this isn't very helpful ><)

lfiorentin (author)2013-08-21

I love it! Especially the "no-sew" part! You have done a wonderful job, and your instructions are very clear. Definitely voting!!

his heart, my art (author)2013-08-19

great idea! love the no-sew part too!

wobbler (author)2013-08-19

Didn't Clint Eastwood wear one of these in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

mistressdominastar (author)2013-08-18

I love this and I will definitely give it a try. I would love to see more on how to do the different wrap styles though. And I would also put something in there about why you use "lightweight stretch fabric, such as a rayon or cotton jersey". (I'm assuming its because it does not run like other fabrics)

Thanks! Stretch fabric, because of the way that it drapes and forms around your body, and also because it doesn't crease as easily that way, especially if you wear it in a lot of different ways. A lighter/thinner fabric is suggested because if worn bunched up (like as a scarf or a stole), the fabric doesn't get too 'big' and bulky.

Also because the original is made in a lightweight rayon fabric :)

Koalasez (author)2013-08-18

Never mind! Found the link to the video. Duh :)

Koalasez (author)2013-08-18

I've seen these and I like your instructable, but one small question. You cut slits but it just looks like a wrap. What role do the slits play - how would you put it on via the slits?

MistressJada (author)2013-08-18

Love this! Thank you for posting it

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-08-18


Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-08-18

wow! love it! you have my vote for sure:)

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