Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sweater to Scarf Tutorial

I always pick up 100% cashmere sweaters from my local thrift store. Even if it doesn't fit me...because...its cashmere!

So far I've found only one--and it is completely soft and wonderful. I decided to make it into a scarf!

Thus, the Sweater-to-Scarf (or, more accurately, cowl) tutorial was born.
Step one: Acquire Sweater. Cut in half under arm portion.
Step two: Zigzag stitch (or serge) around the hem so your scarf won't unravel.
 Obligatory zigzag-stitch-is-completed photo
Step three: Grab some thread the same color as your cowl and blind hem this edge up, just like you would hem your favorite pair of pants
Step four: Wear!!
(p.s. I love my rainbow crochet chevron afghan!)


13 comments:

Judy said...

I want one. My daughter found a perfectly good, in like new condition cachmere sweater at our local Thrift Store for $3.00!!!! That's the place to go if you're going to cut it up. I would wash it first.

Moonofsilver said...

wow, yeah, thats where I go most of the time! I loveeee how soft it is!

Karima said...

What a great job you did! I love upcycling/repurposing things!

Christina | Little Victorian said...

What a great idea! I will definitely keep my eye out for second-hand sweaters now!

Unknown said...

I love this! What a great way to make yourself a gorgeous CASHMERE cowl for little cost! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative and love the 'recycle' concept ~ lovely work ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Unknown said...

What a great way to recycle an old sweater!

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Unknown said...

I love that you used a thrift sweater to make this - that's green, cheap and easy! Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

Unknown said...

LOVE. I'm going to thrift for some sweaters asap!

smaichel said...

This is great! I can't get my hands on enough scarves. And cashmere? Yes, please! Discovered your lovely blog through the Sugar and Dots link-up...I look forward to reading more.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

I don't knit or crochet, so this is right up my alley! Must pin!

Jenna said...

Great idea!! Love how you repurposed this!!

Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

Unknown said...

This is something I have been wanting to do for a while! Thanks for the simple tutorial! And... thanks for linking to Share It Saturday!