Amazing sweater-into-infinity scarf-tutorial
I got this 100% angora several years old Banana Republic sweater at Goodwill Outlet once. It had been shrunken a little (originally a large), and was for craft purposes only--it was soooooo soft I couldn't pass it up.
Check out the tutorial to do it yourself!
- Begin by carefully cutting up the sweater, along the seams first. You want to save the maximum sweater in the biggest pieces possible. You'll get a lot out of the sleeves, too!
- Once you cut free the sleeves and torso, you can decide on the width of the panels. On mine, the majority of the sleeve pieces was about the width of half of the torso, so I was able to cut the front and back bodice pieces in half lengthwise.
- Now, cut off the excess and funny-shaped pieces on the ends of your panels (neckline/collar, etc.).
- Next you'll sew almost all the pieces together on the short ends, right sides together. Make two scarf-shaped pieces, symmetrical, rather than a loooooong piece.
- Press the seams flat as much as you can, being careful of the fiber content.
- Now, you'll sew the long seams--sew together your two long scarf-like pieces.
- As much as you can, press the long seams flat.
- Turn the long tube right side out.
- Now, carefully sew (right sides together) the ends together, leaving a small opening.
- Press that seam open as much as you can.
- With a needle and matching thread, whip-stitch the opening closed.
Yay! All done!
There are a few different ways to wear it, too!
My first infinity scarf project!! I'm loving it.