Friday, January 13, 2012

diy: Sweater Tube Scarf


I was so close to buying one of these about a month ago - but then I forced myself to walk away, reminding myself that it could easily be DIY'd. I made this one with a thrifted Mens' sweater that cost me an entire $4 at Goodwill, making it way less than most store bought scarves. Even if you sewed it by hand, it's still super easy!




Supplies:


- Knit sweater. I used a Large Mens sweater, purchased at Goodwill.
- Sewing pins
- Thread
- Needle or sewing machine
- Scissors
- Measuring tape, if needed





1) Lay the sweater flat. You'll be cutting out the entire "body" of the sweater, which will essentially be your entire scarf.




2) Cut down both sides of the sweater.  I was able to use the sweater's natural lines as a guide.






2) Cut straight across the top.



3) Trim if necessary. My entire sweater rectangle was about 20 inches wide, but I cut off about 4 inches of it. Trimming totally depends on preference and the size of your sweater, of course!



4) Flip the sweater pieces so that the right sides are facing each other. Pin down the sides about an inch away from the edge.





5) Sew both sides right up.



6) Roll the top raw edge in, and pin all around.



7) Sew across to finish off the top edge.




You should end up with - surprise - a tube of sweater material. Hanging up, the top portion looks wider than the bottom but that's because it's stretchy. Simply slip your head through it and you have a warm and cozy scarf :)



I'll admit, my color choice is more of an autumn-y kind of shade, but I love the fall so I'm not complaining. I think I'm going to make another one in a more neutral color, maybe gray? Hopefully I can find some printed sweaters to work with - those could definitely make for some fun tube scarves.


xo

39 comments:

  1. I love this DIY, looks cozy :)
    x

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  2. Very cute! Love this idea!

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  3. Sooo nice!!
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  4. Love ur blog and ideas! :)

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  5. This is brilliant and so beautifully executed! I can't wait to try it!

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  6. such a good idea, love it!

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    x

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  7. Looks great, good job!

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  8. I love the idea!!

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  9. That looks so cute! I must make one.

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  10. I love this idea! So simple, and a great way to recycle an old sweater. Thank you! :)

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  11. Wow this looks amazing, what a great idea! It looks so cosy :) xx

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  12. Great idea! def going bargain hunting for the perfect something to make this of this weekend,

    love K

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  13. Your project is so amazing!
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  14. I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thank you SO much for sharing. LOVE. :)

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  15. so creative---I'm inspired to re-purpose before I buy new! thanks!

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  17. definitely trying this out!!
    thanks lovely <3


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  18. Hey girl, I randomly stumbled upon your blog! I met you at Matt's show the other night. I love your blog!

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  19. I'm in love with this! I will def do this!
    Thanks for sharing, glad I found your blog.

    xo

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    Haylee

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  20. Super lovely blog!

    xoxo,

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  21. That's so handy!! I should definitely try this.

    Christina

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  23. cowls are such cute and warm scarves!

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  24. There is no way I can't try this! Love it. xx

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  25. Que buena idea me diste. graciassss

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  26. Thanks for the tip- will be stealing one of my dads jumpers to make one of them very soon XX http://alice-in-ponder-land.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love this idea! I am going to make it this weekend. Check out my version of a DIY sweater project here http://thelawsoffashion.com/embellish-sweater-jacket/

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