DIY: Upcycled Infinity Scarf (Bonus Feature: How to Crop a Circle in Photoshop)


They say,

you learn something new everyday.

So, today I figured out, all by my lonesome, how to crop a circle in photoshop. I know, I know, I can almost hear you saying, “Beth, that is so easy!” But everything I know about photoshop was either graciously explained to me by my friend, Kris, or I figure it out by myself.  Each time I discover something new, not only do I use it over and over (watch for more circles coming soon) but it’s always so exciting for me.

Here’s how:

Select the “Elliptical Marquee” tool from the toolbar. In the options at the top, change the tool to “Fixed” so it will maintain the same proportions.  Then draw out a selection on the canvas, with the sizes of the selection not quite touching the sides.

Choose “Select” from the menu and click “Inverse.” Now hit “Delete” on your keyboard, and the space around the area you originally selected will be deleted, leaving a blank area around the image.

Save it as you usually do.

Woo Hoo!

Now you have a circle!


Speaking of circles…

My beautiful daughter, Katie, kindly offered to pose wearing this new infinity scarf I made from an old dress. The dress was saggy, baggy and much too big. But just look at THE PRINT! I love it! Perfect for a scarf.

Click here for the tutorial. I’d love to know what you think.

Happy Sunday,


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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16 Responses to DIY: Upcycled Infinity Scarf (Bonus Feature: How to Crop a Circle in Photoshop)

  1. vjstracener says:

    That looks so cute! I have some of my great grandmothers dresses that I have thought about doing that with!

  2. So are you responsible for all those mysterious crop circles?

  3. cucicucicoo says:

    Cute scarf! Thanks for sharing about circle cropping; I didn’t know how to do it either! 🙂 Lisa

  4. Anny says:

    Great project! I pinned it!

  5. Debbie Flack says:

    Oooh, what a great idea! I used to make hair scrunchies out of hemmed skirts and slacks…that was in the 90’s. Scarves are the new scrunchies!

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