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Learn how to transform a thrift store scarf into a cute summer staple with this tutorial. For more scarf refashion projects, go to http://etcetorize.blogspot.com~
Here's what you need: Materials: -Large scarf (mine is about 26" (66cm) square) -thread, scissors, pins -sewing machine and measuring tape (not pictured)
Fold your scarf in half and cut along folded edge. Now you have two pieces.
Take one piece and cut a 2-3" strip off the cut edge. (This step is optional if you need larger halter pieces and will make straps out of ...
Cut your strip down the middle so that you'll have two long strips 1-1.5" wide.
With the remaining piece from step 2, fold over corners to create triangles on either end. Cut the bottom layer of the scarf along the inside edges.
These are all of the pieces you should have. 2 long skinny pieces, 1 large rectangle (half of scarf), two small squares. Plus you'll have one small squarish ...
Fold the small squares to make a triangle. Press the folded edge. Zig zag or serge the unfinished edges and stitch along the inside of the finished edge. ...
Measure in approximately 3" in from each corner. Stitch long basting stitches in between your marks to gather. Gather slightly.
Find your large rectangle and mark the centre of the cut edge. Place your halter pieces on either side. You can overlap yours like I did to ensure ...
Make sure you're happy with the fit and finish the raw edge with a zig zag or serger. Pull out your basting threads and press the seam allowance ...
I was originally going to use the long skinny pieces to create a band in between the bodice and the cups but changed my mind and decided to ...
Attach one strap to each triangle bra top corner.
My scarf won't reach all the way around my back to overlap and secure closed. So, remember that little square piece we had left over from all the ...
And now you're ready to go to the folk festival, picnik, or just go out and enjoy the hot summer day!
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