Introduction: Easy Summer Scarf Top

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With just a few quick cuts and a couple of seams, you can make your own super easy and pretty summer top from a scarf!

Step 1: Materials

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Here's what you need:
-Large scarf (mine is 26" (66cm) square, but you can go bigger if you want)
-matching thread
-1 metre (39") of ribbon, lace, or trim for straps (not shown)
-sewing machine

Step 2: Making the Top

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Fold your scarf diagonally, right sides together.  Sew a seam on each of the open sides.  Along the top leave an opening of 15" from the right corner and along the side, leave an opening of 7".  I stitched inside of the borders because I didn't want a big white line down my front.  Listen to your fabric and decide how wide or narrow to make your hems, anything goes~

If you're larger on top, adjust these measurements to suit your body.  You may want to leave larger openings at each end.  Experiment by basting your stitches first to see what fits you best.

Step 3: Cutting

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Cut your scarf down the diagonal.

Step 4:

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Open out your scarf and press the seams.  You'll end up with some little bits sticking out the ends of your seams.

Step 5:

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Just trim them back to match the edge of your scarf.

Step 6: Hemming

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Hem the raw edges that you cut.  I just did a rolled edge but if you're not comfortable with that or don't have a machine that can do rolled edges just zigzag or serge, turn, press, and stitch down a narrow hem.

Step 7: Straps

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The last thing to do is to add your straps.  You can use ribbon or lace or anything at all.  Just cut your 1 metre of whatever you're using in half and attach each end to the corners at the front of your halter.

Step 8: Tah Dah!

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And Voila!  There you have it!  A new, and super cute halter for summer!


maltesergr8 (author)2012-07-27

Very nice!!


cairparavel (author)2012-07-04

Beautiful! Where did you get your scarf? And I am sorry that Bfarm had to ruin it for you! Maybe one day guys will realize how stupid they sound when making comments like that.

Etcetorize (author)cairparavel2012-07-04

Thank you! I picked up my scarf at the thrift store! I find loads of great scarves there and always make them into something else. Come by my blog and you'll find lots of fun ideas on how to reuse them. (And thanks for your encouraging words. Makes me feel better~)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-04

That is a really cute top! Love the design and colors on the scarf :)

buirv (author)2012-07-03

Nize :-)

jessyratfink (author)2012-07-02

Oh, how cute! Makes me wish I had a scarf lying around. :D

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