My tips: DIY eco-friendly summer scarf with left over fabric

May 3, 2012
Inspired by this scarf my dad bought me in Paris I thought it would be fun to try it on my own. Being environmentally conscious is very important to me and I thought it would be fun to take some old fabric scraps in my office and create my own eco-version of the scarf! 

Here is the one my dad got for me (this scarf was hand knit and is a winter wool weight).

1. Measure out how wide you want the strips. I measured 1 1/2 inches for mine.
2. Begin cutting out your strips, following a straight line and cutting to the end of the fabric.
3. To make things easier for myself once I cut my first strip I placed it over my fabric and used that as a template for my other strips.
4. Measure out the length of your strips and determine how long you want each ring to be. My strips ending up being 28 inches and I cut them down to 18 inches. The shorter the strips the smaller the rings and the more you'll have to make.

5. I decided to use two different fabric fleece and cotton/spandex leftovers.
6. Next begin making the chain. First take one strip and tie the ends together. Then take another strip looping it through the original strip and tie ends together. Continue doing this till you get the length you want.
7. Once you've made enough chains with your strips you can either connect the ends together making the scarf one big circle.
8. Voila! You've made an DIY eco-friendly summer scarf!
Play around with patterns, materials, colors, add beads, ribbon, anything you want! Get creative and have fun!


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