Would you like to make a reinvention scarf of your own? These are so simple that they don't quite warrant a tutorial, but I'm jotting down the how-to just in case it would be helpful.This is a great project for a new sewer. The process is just as fun as the outcome is lovely. You'll need to go through your closets or the racks at your favorite thrift store to find the perfect clothing that inspires deconstruction. Linen, wool, and corduroy are my favorites for this project.
- Decide the width of your scarf. The one above was 7 inches before sewing.
- Cut lots of lengths of your coordinated fabrics, keeping all of the widths the same.
- Lay them out on the floor to create a pattern.
- If you have a pocket that you're planning on incorporating, make sure it's positioned in the right direction and towards the bottom of one side.
- When happy with the combination, stitch together until the scarf is your preferred length. Try it on as you go to see what you think.
- Iron seams flat. If you want to add embellishments like lace or applique do so now.
- Use one color for the back piece. I used the leg of a pair of thrifted linen pants. Pant legs are great sources for fabric for long scarves. Cut the fabric to match the size of the "patchwork" front piece.
- Place right side to right side and stitch all around the edges leaving a small opening at bottom of one side.
- Turn right side out and iron the opening shut. Sew a decorative stitch across each bottom hem (closing the hole shut on that one open side)
- Wrap around your neck and take a walk.