Thursday, September 22, 2011

More Upcycled Infinity Scarves!

I've been at it again!

One of the great things about being crafty is that people pass things on to me when they can no longer use them, but can't bear to throw them away.  My mother-in-law gave me a vest/tunic that she got in Paris.

The piece itself was outdated, and it didn't fit her anymore, but the fabric is lovely and deserves a second life!  So lucky for me, her birthday was coming up, and I got to surprise her by repurposing her own Parisian outfit, with all the memories of that trip, into a contemporary infinity scarf that she can wear with lots of things!

Although, probably not with this top.

I made her pose for this picture after opening her birthday gift since I hadn't gotten a pic of the finished scarf yet, and she kindly let me take this photo even though her shirt didn't go with the scarf.  Thanks for going along with me, Ann!

In the tutorial that I followed the last time that I made an infinity scarf, the blogger mentioned doing different fabrics for the front and back of the scarf, and I was excited to try that.  It's a little hard to tell here, since both fabrics are so neutral, but in person the subtle two-tone looks pretty cool.

And while I was at it, the chilly mornings we've been having got me thinking that now was the time to cut up my old cashmere sweater to make my own infinity scarf too.

Oh my gosh, if you have cashmere that you can't wear anymore for some reason, DO THIS with it!  It feels SO great up against my neck, and I love throwing it on in the morning (even when it's not officially cold enough to need a scarf).

I almost don't even miss my sweater.

These guys saw me with the camera and remote, and couldn't stay out of the frame.
The boy could not figure out how the camera was snapping pictures all by itself!  Magic!
Oh, just as a side note, when I made both of these scarves, I had two pieces (a front and a back) that were about 54 inches long and 7-8 inches wide.  I think that each piece should be about the same size as a regular scarf, would that make sense?


  1. I saw a`woman downtown with an infinity scarf and totally thought of you!


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