Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Fossil" Inspired Scarf

My cute mama came home from California last week with the BEST Fossil Scarf I have ever seen!  I fell in love and wanted one myself.  However, I about tipped over when she told me how much she paid for it....$32.00!  Now, for some, that's not bad - because it is freakin' CUTE!  But, I knew I could make mine for FREE and spend the $32.00 on groceries for my stinkin' cute kiddos. 

(Sorry about the pixel-eee picture)
Here is the expensive Fossil scarf.  Do you love it?  I do!
Now, for all the fabulous people who know how to knit or crochet, you can whip this out in a heartbeat.  But for me, who doesn't know how, I had to improvise!

The color is kind of drab, but with a cute jacket/coat  it will do just fine!

Here is an ancient sweater I have had hanging around...just waiting for new life.

I used a seam ripper to remove the sleeves.

After removing both the sleeves, I cut them to be the length I wanted my scarf.

I turned the sleeves inside out and put one sleeve inside the other.  Once I run a stitch around it, I can pull it right side out and I will be perfect!

Just slide the arm of your sewing machine into the sleeve and stitch around the opening.

Turn it right side out and this is what you will have!

I wrapped it around my neck and marked where I wanted it and then tacked it with some thread.  I snipped a button off the old sweater hand sewing it onto my scarf!  You can make a button hole if you wanted, but mine is stretchy enough I can slip it over my head.

There you have it!

Here's my little Charlee Boo modeling it!  If I looked as HOT as the Fossil model, I would model it for you.  But, let's face it.  I'm not.  Especially when it's 9:00 at night, I have taken my contacts out and have my taped up glasses on with my pj's...yeah not model material!

I know you all have an old sweater just laying around, so pull it out and make yourself something warm for the winter!  Now that I know how easy this is, I may have to find a thrift store sweater with some color to add a little more pizazz to my new accessory!


Brooke said...

What a great idea! You are so creative and inventive! I think I may have to hit the thrift stores too for an old sweater. This is something even I can make!

anne said...

So crafty! What are you going to do with the rest of the sweater? Can't wait to find out. :)

Elizabeth said...

So cute! I love re-fashion :) Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

I've been collecting sweaters for Winter One-derland birthday projects. I am so whipping this up with the sleeves! Thank you!