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How to Make a Scarf Into a Shirt

How to Make a Scarf Into a Shirt

How to Make a Scarf Into a Shirt. You've found a really cute large silky scarf at a thrift store. You love the pattern, but what to do with it? With one cut, two knots, and some ribbon binding, you could turn it into your favorite summer halter top.

You've found a really cute large silky scarf at a thrift store. You love the pattern, but what to do with it? With one cut, two knots, and some ribbon binding, you could turn it into your favorite summer halter top.
Things You'll Need
1 light-weight 36" square scarf
Scissors
2 yards of 1" ribbon to match or contrast
Thread
Sewing machine
Fold the scarf on the diagonal, into a triangle. Mark the center of the fold. Cut along the fold from one corner to the center mark.
Measure the length of the cut. Double this number and cut a piece of ribbon this length, plus 1/2". Press a 1/4" hem on each end of the ribbon. Press the ribbon in half lengthwise. Pin along the raw cut edges of the scarf, which will be the V-neck of your top, and sew in place.
To wear the top, tie the cut ends around your neck. The ribbon-bound V will be in front. Tie the side points around your waist in back in a square knot.
Tips & Warnings
Add a belt to this top for a more defined shape.
Make this an all-weather top by layering it under a blazer or cardigan.
If you are unsure about cutting halfway through the scarf, try cutting a quarter or third of the way and trying the top on to see if the V-neck is low enough.

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