How to Make Three Buttoning Designs from Fringed Scarves

comments (3) March 20th, 2009     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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The fringe from the original scarves make for interesting design elements in your new pieces.
I made three styles, but you can use your creative powers to invent your own designs, too!
A boring white scarf becomes a fun scarflet with some choice vintage buttons.
The fringe from the original scarves make for interesting design elements in your new pieces.

The fringe from the original scarves make for interesting design elements in your new pieces.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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Third style:
This one will work best with a wider scarf—mine is about 1 foot wide by about 5 feet long. It's basically just a much larger version of the first style, with the whole scarf overlapping on itself like that instead of the halved scarf.


You could definitely use more than four buttons with this style if you want.

To make it, use the same knotted fringe loops as buttonholes technique to make as many loops as you want, and sew the buttons on accordingly. It should be overlapping so that the two fringed edges are at a 90-degree angle, each lined up parallel to the side edge from the other side. There are two ways you can wear this style: You can wear it as a kind of shawl/poncho to keep your shoulders warm...


You could add an extra button up where the bottom layer should stay so it doesn't slip down.

...Or you can pull it up from the back, twist it behind your neck, and pull it down over your head to create a cozy cowl with cute buttony features.


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Comments (3)

MissBeadAlot writes: I love this!
Posted: 8:45 pm on July 5th
croqzine writes: Great ideas, Lee!
Posted: 3:16 am on April 2nd
theemptynest writes: Love this design idea! So creative and inexpensive. You can make the scarves from fleece and get an even more custom look. Will be making some very soon. Thanks Lee!
Posted: 7:19 am on March 20th
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