Sunday, March 18, 2012

DIY: How to Make a Scarf Shirt

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
This scarf shirt was actually one of my first projects I made when I started my blog almost three years ago. (HoLy CoW, has it been that long??) During my first blogging summer, I checked out this book on 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Tie & Rock Your Scarf from the libary and made this scarf shirt. (I guess scarves and I were just meant to be... now that I work at a scarf store. ;))

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
I've grown exponentially in my tripod+remote+outfit photos, so I figured it might be good to re-shoot the scarf shirt and do it some DIY justice. ;) It's a really simple project-- ANYONE with two scarves and a brain can do it. ;) Also, IT IS SPRING!? Look at those daffodils!

What you need to make a scarf shirt:

-2 square scarves. You can find some silky scarves at a thrift store or you can check out these square scarves. I found my scarves at this hole-in-the-wall thrift store in Greencastle, Indiana where I went to college. :) (I miss that thrift store SO MUCH.)
-Needle and Thread

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
First you need to lay the two scarves on top of each other and make the corners match up. Then, the only thing you need to do is stitch the scarf together in strategic spots around the outside edges of the two scarves. I marked in the photo where I stitched my scarves together. If you don't want to sew two scarves together, you can take those tiny little safety pins and put them on the inside of the scarf. Then when you want to wear them as scarves again, you can just take them out!

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
For me, choosing the scarves to use in the shirt is all about the color and pattern. I thought about making sure the scarves match, but I chose to use a solid purple scarf on the back and a polka dotted scarf on the front.

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
I love the white polka dots on the navy and green scarf-- I think a huge part of my wardrobe/style is composed of Black/Navy+white stripes/polka dots + COLOR. :)

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
With this scarf shirt, you can also pull the off-the-shoulder thing as well.

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
Or untuck it and add a belt with pants or shorts. :)

How to Make a Scarf Shirt
A very easy sewing project. If anyone tries this DIY, I'd love to see the color/pattern combos! Always looking for ideas. :)



30 comments:

Caroline said...

uhhh i love that skirt to death. and the scarf shirt also. pretty much the whole outfit.
:)

Bethany said...

I love that polka dot scarf!

Stacie Grissom said...

Thanks guys!!

Karen said...

This is fantastic! Must try!

hernewleaf.com said...

So pretty! What a great, simple idea that I never would've thought of!

Rie Sheridan Rose said...

What a clever project!

Jessie said...

Wonderful!

gingermakes said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

Kate said...

I absolutely love this DIY! So simple but such good results!
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NataĊĦa said...

So romantic outfit,and great DIY :)
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Mackenzie Conner said...

this is just gorgeous!! it looks super easy to make. i'm just not sure i have the courage to pull it off!

toyboxplayground said...

LUV!!! What size were the scarves? I don't generally buy them so IDK if there's a "standard" size...

TY

lisbonlioness said...

Looks so easy that even I might be able to pull it off! If only I was as pretty as you, too :)

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

I always wondered how to do this! I remember bandana shirts but felt they were too revealing. Great post - congrats on being featured on Links a la Mode :)

ADORED VINTAGE said...

This is fantastic! I will have to give this a try!

xoxo
A | V vintage blog

Kiara Schwartz said...

Congrats on being featured on "links a la mode" on IFB Love this idea totally trying it out. xo from a fellow feature!

Tobruckave Blog

Paper Doll said...

This is such a great idea!! Maybe you could use a scarf with fringes!

Stacey said...

Oh, this is so damn cool! I'm totally going to have to book mark this & try it later. Now to thrift the perfect scarves...

Jen said...

This is fabulous! AND you went to DPU! So did I and I'm sure I shopped for theme party costumes at the same little thift spot :) Small world.

StacieGrissom said...

Hahahhaha Thank you Caroline! 

StacieGrissom said...

You can do it!! :D 

Saidahc said...

very crafty! :)

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StacieGrissom said...

Yesssss!!! Goodwill and the Senior Center? ;)

StacieGrissom said...

Hahahha-- good luck!

StacieGrissom said...

Congrats to you too! :) 

StacieGrissom said...

These scarves are a little over 2 feet by 2 feet. :) Hope this helps! 

SACRAMENTO said...

Brilliant. I have so many scarf I don´t know what to do with the, ahhhhhhhhhhh. You are my saver. I am off to make myself a top, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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patty said...

Where did you buy these scarves. I cant find any like them.

Amelie said...

Could you just cut a longer scarf in half and get the same result? I can't find any square ones...

StacieGrissom said...

For sure! You can also look on Ebay for square scarves. :)

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