Felted Wool Ruffle Scarf (Upcycled from Wool Pants)

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This easy-to-make, warmy to wear wool scarf was made from a pair of wool pants!  

I am going to the thrift store tomorrow to look for a plaid pair of pants - wouldn't a plaid scarf be fun?

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Wool pants
Scissors (not shown)
Washing machine, detergent,  and dryer (not shown)
Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
Sewing machine (not shown)
Elastic thread

Step 2: Felting and Deconstructing Pants

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Deconstruct the pants - keeping the largest amount of fabric possible.  Use scissors to cut apart the major seams.  Remove and either discard, or save for another project, the lining, buttons, and zipper.  Wash the fabric  with detergent in hot water in your washing machine to "felt" the wool. Dry the fabric in the dryer on your low setting.  I place the item to be felted in a pillowcase and tie the pillowcase closed with a knot.  If the fabric comes out a bit wrinkled, iron on the wrong side with a press cloth; use steam and the wool setting.


Step 3: Cutting the Scarf

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From one pant leg - I was able to cut two strips of material measuring 7" x 31 1/2".  

Crafty Heart (author) 2 years ago
Thanks so much - your comments are always very much appreciated! As I mentioned in the Instructable, the scarf can be made from almost any material - and longer and more ruffled too. Very soft and pretty. Have a nice evening!
I just love how that scarf looks! Cute and comfy!