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Refashioned / Upcycled Scarf

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I absolutely adore recycling clothes! What was once sitting in someone’s storage – not seeing the light of day – or clothes destined to the landfill – can be upcycled and refashioned for something that you want to wear!

This scarf started out as a very large (size 3X, I think) v-neck, long sleeved top. I’m a sucker for velour and velvet, so I grabbed this right away when I saw it at a garage sale. If you go to thrift stores or garage sales for clothes you can refashion, try to get the very large sizes because you’ll have a lot more material to work with. True, some of them might be more expensive than the smaller sizes, but usually it’s worth the extra buck or two to get a lot more material.

The top had some beadwork on it that I wanted to keep, so that determined how wide the scarf was going to be.

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Upcycled scarf

I then cut the material into large rectangles, using a rotary cutter and cutting board, after I cut off the sleeves and along the sides. Once the seams were cut from the sleeves, they were wide enough to be one of the large rectangles that added to the length of the scarf. I ended up with extra material which will be used for something else. Not sure what yet…

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Upcycled Scarf

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Refashioned scarf


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Another look at the refashioned scarf

I kept the hem from the front (under the beadwork) and the back for the two end pieces. I then cut some coordinating fleece fabric that I had for the inside. Then I sewed, by hand, the large rectangles together. Once the fleece and the velour layers were pieced together, I ran a stitch up one side and then down the other. Then I blanket stitched the sides and the ends. And voila! A beautiful refashioned velour, velvet-y scarf!

As much as I love it, I’m going to be selling it, so if you’re interested, please email me at screamingsardine ~at~ yahoo ~dot~ com. I’ll be glad to provide more picture, dimensions, and answer whatever questions you may have. Price is $30, which includes shipping within the continental U.S. If outside that area, I’ll have to recalculate shipping.

(I’m a proud and pleased affiliate of Craftsy. Link below).

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January 10th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Quality Handmade and Vintage Items for Sale!

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~To see my blog posts, scroll below these awesome galleries of great handmade and vintage items for sale! ~ (The handmade and vintage galleries will rotate as to which one is on top).

QUALITY HANDMADE ITEMS FOR SALE!


    
    

QUALITY VINTAGE ITEMS FOR SALE


    
    

Wonderful quality handmade and vintage items for sale, including, but not limited to: handmade jewelry for sale, handmade teddy bears, handmade prim decor, handmade ornaments, handmade mixed media jewelry for sale, handmade mixed media, handmade shabby chic, handmade dolls and plushies, handmade crochet, rag crochet hats and baskets, vintage jewelry for sale, vintage ornaments, vintage ads, vintage silver, vintage cuff links, vintage linens and aprons, vintage tea cups for sale, jewelry supplies for sale, wool and fabric for sale, beads for sale, craft supplies for sale, suede and leather fabric for sale, ebooks and epatterns for sale.

Shops participating in the galleries above: Custom Teddys, Paxton Valley Folk Art, Shadow Dog Designs, Spanky Luvs Vintage, Sugar Lump Studios, sUzdAviSstUdio, and Screaming Sardine.

Handmade Link Party #1

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June 9th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Easy Handmade Fringe Boas / Scarves

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Make sure you check out the quality handmade and vintage galleries!

I had a blast creating these one of a kind handmade t-shirt fringe boa / scarves! It took a long time to knot every single piece of “fringe,” but it was a hoot! I loved how, after every piece knotted, it changed the creation – adding to it and almost deciding what color and length the next t-shirt fringe piece would be.

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I used a multitude of strips cut from t-shirt material and knotted them on to a long strip. These inner strips were seams from the t-shirts I cut up. If I used a longer t-shirt strip, I figured it wouldn’t be strong enough to hold all those other little strips. Makes sense? I hope so!

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With all this t-shirt fringe, it really keeps your neck warm. You can make them as long or as full as you’d like. The pink handmade scarf measures approximately 90 inches long, with individual fringe measuring anywhere from approximately one inch to approximately twelve inches. The blue handmade scarf measures approximately 79 inches long, with individual fringe measuring anywhere from approximately one inch to approximately eleven inches. The green handmade scarf measures approximately 72 inches long, with individual fringe measuring anywhere from approximately one inch to approximately nine inches. It also has bits of “silky” fringe amongst the t-shirt fringe.

Please click on each photo (above and below) to enlarge.

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handmade green tshirt fring boa scarf for sale

Green t-shirt fringe boa scarf

handmade pink fringe boa for sale

If you don’t want to take the time to make these, I do have them for sale!

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February 17th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Countdown to Christmas: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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Countdown to Christmas: Pennyrugs

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December 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Countdown to Christmas: Stitchin’

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December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Countdown to Christmas: Reindeer

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December 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Countdown to Christmas: The Snowman!

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December 11th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Countdown to Christmas: Ho, ho, ho!

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December 7th, 2012 at 12:00 pm