12/23/12

DIY Convertible Shawl/Shrug

Supplies: one yard of fabric with stretch and drape. 
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Great for a last minute gift, this shrug can be worn several different ways and takes a few minutes to make. Get some fabric and make it for the whole family. 


Read more for the DIY tutorial:





Cut a rectangle of fabric measuring 36 inches wide and 30 inches long. 

I hand dyed mine, before it was white jersey. I serged the edges as well. If you use a jersey you can easily leave the edges unfinished. Just tug to get a roll. 


Cut the sleeve hole using a collar in the middle on both sides.


Fold length wise in half right sides together.  Sew the part where the arrows are placed.


Add a closure in the middle.

This literally can take 5 minutes minus hand dying the fabric. Finishing the edges will add more.

 


35 comments:

  1. That's a cool idea!!!! Thanks for sharing this. I'll definitely try it ;)

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  2. I was always wondering how you do something like that since I saw a jumper on Pinterest like in the 5th picture! Thank you :)

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  3. Qué idea más bonita, me encanta el resultado. Es precioso.

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  4. Great DIY! Happy Holidays! Enjoy.


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  5. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  6. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! I'm follower #3100!! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  7. People should say this more but thank you for sharing your genius mind with us. This is going on my diy project list, simply amazing.

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  8. Love that this only takes 1 yard and is so versatile and easy to make. Posted several finished photos on my blog and a link back to your blog. Also, I always get the name of your blog right :)

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  9. A really nice idea, but could you explain how you wear it in pictures 1 and 2? Is it just buttoned on the other side, or is it some other kind of wearing? Thank you!

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    1. in picture 1 it's not buttoned, in picture 2 it's buttoned in the back. Once made, you will see how it comes together

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  10. Many thanks, I just finished it in 15mn!
    I love this kind of project, so fast, easy, and cherry on top, gives you different looks!
    The leftover will make a nice headband!

    Love it!
    Céline

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  11. Hi, this is so cute! You are so creative I love it :) I am new to sewing, can you please tell me where you sew the seam? I don't understand if its across the top from left to right or along where the arrows are laying?? Sorry may seem totally obvious to most but my eyes are new to this!! Thank you !!

    Ashley

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    1. ^ agreed with Ashley, don't know where the arrows say to sew!

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    2. sew where the arrows are placed.

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    3. Um, "sew where the arrows are placed" could be a lot clearer. How much do you sew? Where is the starting point, where is the end point? How much seam allowance? I love this idea, and I've sewn for many moons, but, I'm sorry, I can't tell what you mean. Thanks so much!

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  12. I did the same pattern. I have five and I call them bolero, yours is very good

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  13. Hi can you tell me how I would make this shrug longer and more drapey in the back? Would I need to add to both dimensions?

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