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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~
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Step 1: Materials

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Here's what you need:
-Large scarf (mine is about 26" (66cm) square)
-thread, scissors, pins
-sewing machine and measuring tape (not pictured)

Step 2: Cutting your pieces

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Fold your scarf in half and cut along folded edge.

Now you have two pieces.

Step 3:

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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 an alternate material.)

Step 4:

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Cut your strip down the middle so that you'll have two long strips 1-1.5" wide.

Step 5:

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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.

Step 6:

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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 piece that you don't need right now but hang onto it.

Step 7: Making the halter

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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.  This creates lined halter pieces.

Step 8:

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Measure in approximately 3" in from each corner.  Stitch long basting stitches in between your marks to gather.  Gather slightly.

Step 9: Attaching halter to body

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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 good coverage, or if you're a little more daring, you can have the triangles meet at the centre. In either case, pin your pieces right sides down, raw edges even, and stitch in place.

Step 10: Press

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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 down towards the bodice all along the entire edge.
maltesergr83 years ago
Another great scarf 'ible - thank you!!

rxlambert013 years ago
sexy smile
Etcetorize (author)  rxlambert013 years ago
If you're not here to learn how to make this top then I think you should MOVE ON!
Yes, leave her alone lonely boys...
Etcetorize (author)  FlatLinerMEDIC3 years ago
Thank you...it's nice to know there are some normal people on this site~
l8nite3 years ago
I had no intention of making this when I opened the "ible" and I still don't think I will, it looks amazing on you, it would look ridicules on me
I am amazed by all the things you can do with a scarf! Beautiful scarf and beautiful shirt!
Love the print on that one!