Regular readers may remember the upcycled wool scarflettes I made for my swap partners.
Last Saturday I whipped up a springtime version - this time making it reversible.
I have to say I love it equally as much as the winter version!
If you are the giveaway winner you get to choose whether you want a Winter or Spring version and I will make it for you.
The rules of the giveaway are:
blog about my giveaway and tutorial and once you've done that leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog to let me know you've done it.
For an extra entry in the giveaway become a follower of my blog and leave a seperate comment saying you've become a follower.
I'm going away next weekend so I'll keep the giveaway open until Friday 8th October and I will announce the winner over the following weekend.
If you're not the lucky giveaway winner, or if you're really keen and just can't wait to get yourself an Upcycled Scarflette, you can go right ahead and make yourself one with the following tutorial.
What you will need:
1 woollen jumper in good condition
1 polar fleece jumper in good condition
buttons in contrasting/co-ordinating colours to your taste
all the usual sewing paraphernalia eg. pins, scissors, sewing machine etc.
Now, set yourself aside roughly half an hour - that's all the time this little beauty will take you to whip up!
Here we go.
1. Lay your jumper flat and using either a rotary cutter or scissors, cut the jumper through both layers straight across under the sleeves. Discard the portion with the sleeves.
2. Make another cut through both thicknesses of jumper 7 inches below the first cut.
3. Now you have a tubular piece of woollen fabric. Cut one of the seams off so you can open up the tube to make one long piece of fabric. Cut this piece so you have a rectangle measuring 7" by 26".
4. Repeat these 3 steps with the polar fleece jumper.
5. Lay your two pieces of fabric one on top of the other, right sides together and pin.
6. Using a straight stitch, sew all around the edges, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Make sure you leave a few inches open at one end for turning.
9. Next up, choose a button which you will use for actually keeping your scarflette closed (as opposed to any number of other buttons just stitched on to decorate your snazzy new scarflette).
Now, using your button hole foot, make a button hole in the top left hand corner about an inch in from each edge.
As you can see in the picture, on my scarf I stitched the button hole parallel to the long edges.
DON'T do this. Stitch the button hole parallel to the short edge and your scarf will stay closed alot better.
Mine is still absolutely wearable but it will sit alot nicer with the button hole the other way.
11. Stitch on button/s as desired.
With some of the scarflettes I made little crochet flowers which I then stitched into place using a co-ordinating self covered button. Just make sure that if you do this, you make a big enough button hole to accomodate the flower.
I can't remember what pattern I used for the flowers but just click on over to Ravelry - there are hundreds of patterns to choose from.
You're done. Easy peasy!