Here is a fancy warm shawl I made with an old georgett shawl which was in no use for me.I am so surprised that it turned out so nicely and very useful to keep my neck warm in this cold weather.
I bought 2 rolls of hand knitting yarn for € 80 cents which was on an offer at woolworth.I used only one roll for the entire shawl.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Requirements
An old black georgett shawl
Required coloured threads
Yarn of your choice.
Step 2: Fold
This old black soft shawl is 58'' X 24''already folded in to two and stitched together
I folded the shawl in to two once again and put top pins all around,because it is so flimsy and moves out of place.Refer picture one.
I divided in to 5 and marked it with the fabric chalk X on both sides (lengthwise)Pic two.
Step 3: Loop
From one end of the corner of the shawl I started sewing the yarn in a crossway ,and made a loop where marked X and continued with out cutting the yarn until the desired amount.Please follow pictures ,it is easy to understand.
Step 4: Sewing
I choosed zig zag stitch on the machine and used orange/brown thread on top and black thread down in the bobbin..Please use black thread underneath ,if not any other coloured thread will be visible on the shawl.
It is not necessary to sew equall rows on the shawl.. Once it is wrapped around your neck and end falls down,I usually twist them to gether so it does not show any difference.I used 50 meters knitting yarn for the whole shawl.(1 roll)
I placed the two ends of the shawl flat and cut the loops that was on the ends.
Step 6: Tassel
Here I show you an easy way to attatch the tassles.While sewing on the wrong side fold the yarn close to each other as shown in picture one.Once I completed both sides I placed the shawl flat and cut the ends straight (Refer last pic)
If you want you could do some tassle knots which will look very nice.Go to the project given below and see how the knots are done.
Step 7: Admire
I am happy to have done this project with an old shawl on a low cost budget which looks like as if I have bought a new shawl.
Oh ! Guess what? my team mates at work was asking me from where I bought this beautiful shawl?
Please cast your votes if this idea helps you to turn your oldies in to new or if my project is worth enough.
Thank you for viewing my instuctable.