When thrifting, I’m always on the look out for sweaters. They represent so many possibilities to me. You may have noticed my cushion cover here in my living room. I’ve been sewing cushion covers from thrifted sweaters long before Pinterest existed. I was recently in a thrift store and was rather taken aback by the cost of some of the sweaters I was seeing. Albeit, they were in very good condition, so not necessarily fodder for cutting and sewing. Yet still, I had a hankering for a little DIY, so I headed over to the children’s section. I found this little treasure in the boys aisle, and loved the colour scheme. Home it came. It was too small for covering a pillow, and I secretly wanted to wear it anyways, so I decided to make a circular scarf out of it. Here’s a quick DIY for those of you that aspire to create a little something out of a little something.
Above left is the original sweater. Above right is the finished circular scarf, and a quick pair of fingerless gloves
There you have it. I now have a cozy scarf that slips easily over my head. I can tuck it in closer to my neck for extra warmth, or allow it to drape in a more open fashion.
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