While I am in a scarf mode, I was itching to try out a different scarf idea that I had seen recently. It was a super cute tutorial on iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com that I thought I’d give a go, especially since I had a couple of thrifted sweaters waiting to be upcycled. This idea is for a scarflette, a.k.a. a short scarf that hugs the neck. Again, like my infinity scarves, this one takes 15 minutes tops to make. Also, if you have an old sweater waiting to be used up, this one’ll cost you $0 to make! I ended up making a littler version for my daughter, which she graciously modeled for me before school.
If you’re thinking that this just looks like a sweater sleeve that’s been cut, sewed, and buttoned, give yourself a pat on the back. That’s because it is a sweater sleeve that’s been cut, sewed, and buttoned! Yup–simple, right?
The instructions are easy as pie. Take a sweater you are willing to cut up–in this case, I chose a chocolate brown cotton sweater from the Goodwill Bargain Bin. Cut out a section of it (in this case, a sleeve) that has the front and back. How long and how wide you make it is your choice. Including the bottom of the sweater or the cuff will give one edge a more finished look. Fold the right sides together lengthwise and sew along both long sides and one short side. I didn’t sew along the cuff end because that’s where I wanted my buttons. Turn right side out and decide on your button/button hole placement. Hand sew the buttons on to one short end and make button holes on the non-sewn end. That’s it! Wrap around your neck, button that baby up, and you have a new accessory to add to your fall & winter wardrobe.