Friday, January 18, 2013

DIY: Infinity Scarf & Sweater | Transformation of a Sweater Dress


Hey, guys! I am getting on to my Monday-Friday schedule and for today's post I wanted to share with you a quick, easy DIY project. You know how you sometimes have sweaters that you just don't wear for some reason, may it be because they got larger, they didn't fit you exactly as you expected or so. Well, this is exactly what happened to me with this teal sweater. I absolutely adored the color and the sleeves, but I never found myself wearing it because it looked totally unflattering on me - it was too slouchy. So, I grabbed my scissors and my camera and decided to make a project out of it. I started making an infinity scarf and then realized that I could still use the top part of the sweater. I hope you'll enjoy this simple tutorial. Here are the steps I followed.

You'll first need the following things: an old sweater dress, a pair of scissors, a ruler, similar colored string and a needle.

Infinity Scarf:

Step 1: Turn your sweater dress inside out



Step 2: Place a ruler in the middle of it, or wherever you want your scarf to start (note that you'll use the bottom part for this), and start cutting in a straight line - or as straight as you can get it, it's not that big of a deal.

 
  


Step 3: Take your bottom half and flip the margins of it. Then take a similar colored string and needle and sew it simply, however you know or like to. (If you have a sewing machine it will be a lot easier, but I don't..)

 

 And that's about it!



 As for the sweater, you do the exact same thing, but on the upper half. 





I hope this makes sense, and if there's anything you don't understand, feel free to ask below. Let me know how you like it! I thought it would be a nice idea of how to recycle an old sweater. Also, I have made a video on this, which will probably make it easier to understand. I would highly appreciate it if you checked it out and gave me your feedback! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!



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xoxo, 
Madeline

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