Introduction: Upcycled Sweater Scarf With Pockets

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These are a great way to use old sweaters or revitalize an old scarf by adding pockets to the end. The pockets are great for holding keys, cell phones or just keeping your hands warm.

1 old suit jacket
lining fabric (I used fleece)
sewing machine

Use either coordinating sweaters or an old scarf. Cut off the ends of the jacket sleeves, mine average a finished length of around 9 inches. Cut them a little longer than you want so you can fold them down making a finished edge.

Step 1: Sewing the Scarf

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The finished scarf will be a tube so cut them twice the width of the sleeve you will be adjoining it to.
I try not to have a seam at the back of the neck (it tends to be a little bulky) so I have one length that goes around the neck and patchwork it down the sides.
Once you have the scarf the length you want, fold it lengthwise and sew a seam the long way making the tubel

Step 2: Pockets

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Using the sleeve as a guide, cut the lining pieces. Make sure to cut them a little wider so you can make a seam.
Fold the jacket sleeves down to make a finished edge at the top.
Fold the lining down to make a finished edge.
Insert the lining into the sleeve and pin together on the front side only.

Step 3: Finishing It Up

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Insert the scarf between the lining and the jacket on the backside and pin in place.
Sew around the top edge catching the lining .

Step 4: Details

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If you like sew on a button so you can close it up.
I used scraps of leather for the closing buttonhole just to add a little interesting detail.


foobear (author)2014-01-16

Love the idea of chopping up the old clothes for these. Cool

Cheriamour (author)2013-12-08

Truly fabulous and creative!! I'll be sure to post pics when I do this!

wicked jypsi (author)2013-12-05

I love this scarf !! Can't wait to try it...Awesome job!!

jputnam2 (author)wicked jypsi2013-12-05

Thanks, I love mixing up sweater combinations. You should post a picture when you're done, I love seeing what people do!

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