How to Make Three Buttoning Designs from Fringed Scarvescomments (3) March 20th, 2009
Plain fringed scarves are so common and cheap, but what crafter wants to wear a plain scarf like that? By adding some fun vintage buttons from your stash, you can convert a simple scarf into a cool scarflet or buttoning cowl-type accessory—so much better! I'll show you a few different ways of constructing your new neckpiece, but depending on your particular scarf size, you may need to make some changes to make it work. Play around with what you have to work with and feel free to stray from my methods and turn it into your own design!
For each style, you'll need:
- A scarf with fringe
- Buttons (as many as you want to use)
- Needle and thread
In all of my designs, there was no cutting involved and no machine sewing. If I ever decided I wanted one of these scarves to be back in normal scarf mode, I could snip the buttons off, untie some knots, and have an unharmed scarf. This might be important to you if you have a scarf you really love and you don't want to risk destroying it. But if you want to take any of these ideas further and break out the scissors and sewing machine, go for it!
To check if this style will work well with your scarf, fold the scarf in half and put it around your neck like this:
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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