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.
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)))