понедельник, 29 ноября 2010 г.

DIY - What to do with an old scarf?

Well, technically, it wasn't a scarf, more of a pareo. I took it with me to the beach for many years, but this tradition sadly was ended this summer. Me and my friends went to the sea for a music festival + few days of camping, and one day I put my sunny pareo in the same pocket of a backpack as a hairbrush. I have to say, hairbrush won. Pareo was kinda destroyed and had a lot of holes in it.

I didn't know what to do with it for a while, but then it get to me - a braided scarf! I've started surfing internet for some inspiration and I found it. Then it was just a matter of creativity)))
I've ironed it very good, then took my sharpest pair of scissors and started cutting out the damaged pieces of fabric. It's a good thing that it has stripes - made cutting really easy and precise.

When I've finished all the cutting, I was left with 4 stripes of undamaged fabric. I took the thinnest of the damaged pieces, cut away the holes and divided it in two halfs. I used this pieces to tie the loose ends.

I've made a very loose braid of the good stripes of the pareo, then tied up the ends in the same way, as the others.

After all of this, when I had the new cute scarf (it woud be awesome for spring, I can already picture it with the stuff from my wadrobe), I also still had two srtipes of damaged fabric. I've decided to make a few flower brooches out of it.

I've also used two of my grandmother's vintage buttos and safety pins))

Here are few of the others flower brooches I've made. Besides these two, made of fabric, all of them are crocheted. I LOVE the ivory ones, they look as if they are from another century)))

So now, if you have a scarf, pareo or pashmina with a few holes in it, you know one of the ways to make it wearable again)))

2 комментария:

  1. What wonderful ideas! I LOVE your flower brooches, especially the delicate ivory ones. So stylish.

  2. You know, I've found the instiration for this scarf when I was googling for braided scarfs in general. I had an idea to crochet one (you can see it in one of the latest posts), but wanted some ides for starting and finishing. That's when I've found an idea of such scarf, but made from ordinary pieces of fabric. It get me thinking - I kinda have a perfect piece of fabric I like, I just have to get rid of the holes.
    Thank you so much) I love the fact that you love this flowers))) They are perfect for holding a scarf, or spicing up a top or a jacket)