Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's Tutorial Tuesday! Make a easy fun recycled wool scarf!

Winter and Christmas is upon us, so it's time for a fun new winter accessory and gift idea! These are easy to make, and make a great Christmas gift for teachers, crossing guards, moms, sisters... you name it, or just make one for yourself!

First, you start with your pattern, a square. That's it. I used a 5" square, but you can make them as big or small as you want, depending on how wide you want your scarf to be. When picking out your sweaters for this project, I suggest lightly felting (felted enough, so that the edges don't unravel when you cut, but still pliable and stretchy), so the scarf is not stiff. I used a lambswool angora blend. They felt up nicely, staying soft and pliable, without getting stiff.  Cashmere would be great as well!

Now that you have your pattern, just cut out a whole mess o' squares.

Start pinning them together, and you will see how many you need, based on how long you want your scarf to be. The closer together they are, the thicker the middle gets. You can place them at whatever distance apart looks good to you.

Now just sew a straight line through the center, and you are done! See... I told you it was easy!

Now you just have to decide how you want to wear it!


Unknown said...

I would love to see this done in bright colors from various left over projects. It would be so cheery.!

Resweater said...

Me too! I'll have to add that to my "to do" list! :)