Sweater Scarf

I saw this scarf on Pinterest and had to steal it. I love this scarf and I’ve made several already. They’re so easy, you don’t even need a sewing machine. At least, I never use them.

You need: A old sweater, a coordinating color of fabric (I prefer flannel for this project after trying fleece, cotton and silk) needle and thread. A template 18 inches long and 6 inches wide. Tapered to a slight point at the end. Like this:

With the sweaters I worked with I had to cut 2 pieces and sew them together, but if you can get it in one piece and keep your desired aesthetic, you can skip stitching the 2 pieces together. Cut a piece (one piece) from your coordinating fabric.

Turn them top side together and stitch around the outside. Don’t forget to leave yourself a spot to turn everything right side out.

I usually just do a slip stitch to close it. Make sure to put it on the side of the scarf where it will be least noticeable.

Cut a 5 inch section and sew to make a loop for the fastener. I just cut the cuff off one of the sweaters and sized it down.

Drape the scarf over your neck and pick good spots to do a gather stitch. These will fit under the tube you just made to sit at your throat. So the gather spots should be placed accordingly.

Stitch it through all the layers a few times and wha-la! You’re ready.

~ by accordingtoleanne on November 5, 2012.

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