Sweater to Scarf

It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve posted, but since my last post Kat and I have settled into our little house and are loving it. When we’re not working, going to class, volunteering, and running around campus it’s nice to come home to a cozy house and it is worth all of the crafting and thrifting this summer!

One of my biggest fall and winter obsessions are infinity scarves- I wear them every day. I decided it’s time to start experimenting with making my own since I wear them so often! Turns out, this will absolutely be my easiest tutorial yet.

1. Thrift an old sweater (mine was 99 cents from VOA in Lansing)

2. Cut a straight line right under the arms

3. Wrap once or twice around your neck for your brand new infinity scarf!

I suggest getting a soft, extra large sweater.

There are other alternatives to the tutorial, depending on the size and look you’re looking for. Another option is to cut off the top and sides of the sweater and then stitch the sides back up. However, if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can take the easier route.

Happy coming of winter!

-Kat

Stencil Pillow

I found¬†this¬†tutorial on tumblr a while ago and finally gave it a try. One of my biggest pet peeves is how EXPENSIVE pillows are; they’re two pieces of fabric sewn together! With left over fabric, a fabric marker, and a little thread, this pillow cost me close to nothing.

The first step is drawing on the quote of your choice. The only tricky thing is making sure to space out the letters how you want them. I started with an extra big piece of fabric so that I had plenty of room for all of the words.

After that, just sew it up like a regular pillow (turn inside out, pin, sew three and a half sides, turn to the right side, stuff, and hand stitch the last half!) After about 30 minutes here is my final product:

Update: Here is another one I’ve made recently. I’m loving the look without filling in the spaces of the letters on my stencil.