The Vest Scarf Ever




Introduction: The Vest Scarf Ever

About: I'm a musician, crafter, dessert lover and proud grandma.

With this trick your wardrobe will instantly grow without spending a cent. Just a little bit of time and some stitches and you'll have a new vest.

I saw a video that claimed to turn a scarf into a vest, it looked good from the front, but from the back it was awful, it was tied, and the knot revealed the origin of the "vest". Maybe you are like me, and like to look good from the front and from the back. I saw another tutorial here at instructables but all my scarves would fray using this method. So this is what I came up with. Spend 5 more minutes, make a seam and it looks way better.

One of the easiest ways to have a stylish outfit is to use layers. They add depth, and turn any simple outfit into a multi-dimensional one. Vests are a layering staple, so you should have several. Make a vest and then, if you need a scarf you can undo the stitches easily.

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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

A rectangular scarf

Measuring tape

1 safety pin



Step 2: Fold

Fold the scarf in half, mark that spot with a safety pin.
Measure 10cm from the pin to one side mark that spot, this is where we begin sewing. From that spot measure 25cm more, and fold the scarf bringing the edge back to the safety pin.

It's difficult to explain only with words, so I made a drawing, the pink line shows the seam. The drawing only shows one side, you´ll have to repeat at the other side, to make the second arm hole.

Step 3: Sew

Make the seam, jusf few stitches, its only 3cm long.

Step 4: So Many Possibilities

You can easily undo the stitches if you want to use it as a scarf again. Give it a try, there are so many options: scarves with different patterns, with sequines, sheer fabrics, wool...

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    Cheese Queen
    Cheese Queen

    2 years ago

    Clever! I'm going to try this.