Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tutorial ~ Scarf to Scart

A few weeks ago, I shared this scarf to skirt tutorial on Megan's blog Brassy Apple, I am posting this today in case you missed it. I shared a little bit of a "behind the scenes" story about the last couple pictures.


Today, I am sharing a super easy skirt made out of a scarf. The beauty of this is that the side edges of the scarf is already treated, so you don't have to worry about fraying. If you are only interested in this part, it took me less than 30 minutes to make the skirt. If you are interested in doing more embellishments like I did, it takes more time.

So, here is the scarf I bought at the end of last summer for $7.48 at Target... Because I was between houses I had packed it away. It was like getting a present when I was unpacking my things and found this.

{You will need}

Scarf -- My scarf was 24" x 72". The finished skirt is for someone size XS to M. This skirt doesn't have lining, so I recommend you use a dark colored scarf.
Elastic --- the length to fit your waist
Matching thread

If you are going to applique like I did...

Fabric that you want to use for applique
Heat & Bond

{How to}

1. Fold the scarf in half. Using 1/2" seam, sew both sides from top and bottom. Open the seam and press with iron.

2. Lay the scarf flat and trim off the fringe.

3. Cut off 1/8" from the folded seam to open it.

4. To create the waist band, measure around your waist and sew the end of elastic together. To ensure the strength, I open the seam and zig-zag stitched it.

5. Fold 1/4" from the top seam of the skirt.

6. Pin the skirt to the waist band. To spread it out evenly, mark the sides, front and back of the skirt and waist band and pin them together.

7. Sew the fabric to the waist band. Stretch the elastic as you sew with a zig-zag stitch.

8. Fold the bottom seam of the skirt twice (1/4" and 3/4")then sew.

9. Now you have a skirt!!

As I said in the beginning: you can whip out this skirt in no time. Although, if you want to add more personality to it like I did, it takes more time.

Here is what I did:

1. Cut out flowers I wanted to use from the fabric.
2. Used Heat and Bond and fused the flowers to the skirt(follow manufacture's instructions).

3. Sew them on. I did free motion stitches. Don't worry, you don't have to try to do it so perfectly, just go with the flow. :)

Now, I am ready to try out the skirt. I love how this skirt is so comfy (not to mentioned that I didn't spend a lot of money and time)and care free.

Well, I am off to practice being lazy for this summer! I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. See you at the next post.

{Tea Rose Home photo shoot behind the scene}

The last couple pictures... it looks like I am totally relaxed and lounging at home right? Actually, this was taken after the fall (I posted the story, you can read it if you are interested in what happened). The due date for the post was getting close and I really needed the picture, but I was in a lot of pain. So, the solution was some lounging photos! Hahaha, it is funny because I am not in pain any more. Life is not picture perfect all the time, but when life give you lemons, you just need to make lemonade right? :)


  1. I love this skirt - a little ethnic. You are very beautiful!

  2. Ммм! Как здорово! Попробую так сделать! Спасибо за мастер-класс!

  3. Wow! How easy was that! AND it looks wonderful on you!

  4. So you need a very wide scarf it seems? I have some scarves that measure probably around 10-18 inches - it might be cute to combine the material/patterns together? Love this idea:) And that skirt looks awesome!

  5. Spyral Storm Teacup,

    The scarf I used was pretty wide, but I guess they are all the same size at Target. I think combining different scarfs will be a really fun idea!


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