Here's a step-by-step on how to make an inexpensive scarf skirt (like those head scarves your mammie or grammie used to wear when she was in the convertible...think Thelma and Louise) and a pair of old jeans (or any kind of pants!).

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Step 1: What You Need

Scarves - I prefer the longer, rectangular ones, but you can just as well do the large square ones. I used 4 and cut them in the middle. I picked these up for $1 each at the Goodwill.
Pair of old pants or shorts
Sewing machine (you can do it by hand but it would take a while)
Straight edge, chalk and cutter (optional)
Cool! I like the idea! Wonder what would happen with ties..?
<p>If you want to do something like this with men's ties. </p><p>1. You will serve yourself by opening up the seam down the back of the tie, remove the shaping/stiffing. Square off the ends by first laying your ties out. Placing the first tie flat after pressing and lay the next one going in the opposing direction (ties are all cut on the &quot;bias&quot;.) I used to make throw pillows this way.</p><p>Stitch them down the long side until you have enough to go around the person at about the hip line. Mark a straight line across the top and bottom, and trim away the excess. Hem one end of your created fabric and stitch the other onto the Blue Jeans or Shorts.</p><p><strong>OPTIONAL: </strong> You can get an interesting effect if you place two going one way and the third one between a set of two (2). Then when you hem you could square and do straight or have pointed ends on the bottom, or 2 pointed and the narrow one hemmed straight across would give you another effect. This will make the bottom fuller than across the hips where you attach to the Blue Jeans or Shorts. Personally I like this ffect that </p><p>I would look for ties at yard sales rather than thrift shops to do this. Usually cheaper.</p><p>Be selective of type of material..... silk and some kind of blend. Don't mix linen, or wool with silk. Polyester/Silk best choice for washable. The tag on ties usually tells fiber content. Rayon I personally won't mess with.</p>
Thank you! My next project is a tie skirt. I have seen several tutorials on here with them. Some people use them as is while some seam rip them, unfold them and iron them. To me, that would defeat the purpose. I just know that ties are 1.00 a piece and I would have needed more than the 4 handkerchiefs (at .50 each). Money-wise it was cheaper with the handkerchiefs. ;)
Very cool! I have some silk scraps I think I might try this with!! :) <br>it was a grab-bag, 'swap' type thing and there isn't enough of any one piece to do much with...until now!

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