Feb 23, 2010

DIY: Wrap-turned-Scarf

This is the most easiest DIY ever! A very fun and simple DIY wrap-turned-scarf project that takes less than a minute to create and requires only one piece of fabric!

materials: scissors, measuring tape, and a rectangular piece of fabric (approximately 60 inches long).


Step 1: Fold the fabric in half from left to right.

Step 2: With the measuring tape, measure six inches down and six inches over from the folded side. Then cut an eight inch vertical slit.

Step 3: Open up the fabric and there should be two openings for your arms to go through.





That's it! Easy breezy right? This is a very versatile piece with many different styling options. It also works great if you want to pack light for your travels. Please, please credit and link back to Behind the Seams when using this tutorial. Thanks!!

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183 comments:

  1. that looks easy like sunday morning... love your style and blog!

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  2. hahaha this is so good! I love easy DIY's! Thanks for sharing!
    X.x.


    twocoathangers.blogspot.com

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  3. looks easy enough! i love all the diy's you do

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  4. I absolutely love it! Great DIY :)

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  5. I just adore those kind of drapery pieces! And I agree it's so easy to do one yourself, especially for those who are not too much into or good at sewing lol It gets trickier if you want to add sleeves to such vest, that's why I never attempted the sleeved version lol

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  6. WOW!!! I love it! I love you!!! You're so amazing on DIY!!!

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  7. this this über cool;)

    http://refined-taste.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the second way to wear it!!!

    Great idea!

    http://etincelledemode.blogspot.com/

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  9. love it as same as your style!

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  10. seems easy and you look great in it!dismer

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  11. wow, pretty easy and 'though genius ;)

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  12. Easy breezy beautiful!!! I love this DIY so much. Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing love.

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  13. I have one similar very big scarf, and i think i will try to do diy. thanks for inspiration :)

    http://fashion-colorhater.blogspot.com/

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  14. ah this goes to show.-the easiest way is the best waY! love that. ive got so many oversized shawls so this would be a great way to make them into something more..
    thanks for this tip. love your blog. but you already knew that ;)

    xx ediot

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  15. really clever!


    http://storyzoo.blogspot.com

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  16. I love It, these is so so easy i wuld be a lozer if i didnt do this


    Http://cocozaahb.blogspot.com

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  17. It looks so good - and just about the easiest DIY ever!

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  18. What a fantastic idea! So simple, even I could do it (I'm terrible at sewing). And I'm all about some draping. Thanks for the tip!

    http://www.IGetaFever.com

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  19. You really have the best DIY'S ever! I love this one, I'm definitely going to try it (and link back to BTS of course!)

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  20. Genius! I think even I would struggle to stuff this one up...

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  21. i'm so going to give this a try! you have the most amazing DIY tutorials :) thanks for sharing!

    www.monochromachic.com

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  22. Wow, this is amazing!!
    And it looks so easy.. thanks for sharing :)

    xx Robine

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  23. Wow, this is amazing!
    And it looks so easy.. thanks for sharing

    xx Robine

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  24. I like it a lot!
    especially the different ways you can wear it
    XOXO
    http://loresfashion.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute! Where did you get the black sweater dress?

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  26. This is awesome and SOOOO easy! Thanks for posting!

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  27. GORGEOUS! the second option is my fave :)

    btw thanks for commenting on my blog. I was so chuffed; I love your blog so so much <3 xx

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  28. looks supa easy!
    I love it!

    xx from http://asianeyedgirl.blogspot.com/

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  29. Simple yet so cool...
    You get it EVERY time!!!

    http://lipstickboudoir.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  30. I really like the second way that you use!!
    amazing!!!


    kisses

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  31. Looks easy and looks great! I'm going to try it!

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  32. oh my god! amazing!!! thank you so much and you did an excellent job...gosh it looks easy but I know I would mess it up..it's worth a shot though..

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  33. wow love it!
    definetly will be trying this on my nest trip to the fabric store:)

    xo,Rachel

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  34. Wow, thats só cool!!
    I'm deffinately going to do this DIY, i'll show you the result and link BTS ofcourse :)

    xo

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  35. Fabulous!!! So original, fun and easy!
    You rock lady!
    Kisses

    www.angelesalmuna.com

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  36. actually i came to the same idea several months ago but i hadnt have made it real so far. ..
    cause i am to lazy but well might try it.

    perfectly-unperfect-c.blogspot.com

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  37. brilliant! can't wait to sift through my fabric stash & see what i find to turn into this lovely wrap!

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  38. What an awesome idea. Who would've thought it was gonna be that easy!

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  39. love the sidetails, kind of like LnA's - love that style.

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  40. LOVE this DIY!! you have awesome style. how do you style the last option? Is the scarf just twisted?

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  41. awesome.
    i like the last shot best. great diy.

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  42. You are the best at DIY!
    I love this idea.
    Thank you for styling it so many different ways.

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  43. great post!
    i never thought about how simple was do this! i`m gonna try it of course!

    http://www.catbazaar.blogspot.com/

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  44. Whoa...that was like magic..lol

    I'm sure I would still mess it up though :P

    Looks great belted ^.^

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  45. Damn good idea with the holes.

    What a lightbulb moment.

    www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

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  46. I'd love to try this! Did you sew the ends or did you leave it as is from cutting? Also, how do you do the wrap around scarf? Teach me! :D

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  47. this is so great!!!Thakyou for doing this!!!
    And for showing how to style it, you are one classy lady.
    xoxo from Switzerland

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  48. love it, wo much different things you can do with a simple piece of fabric :P.
    XO XO-Axelle

    www.ax-ell.blogspot.com

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  49. Great idea! I love the belt you used to cinch your waist .. where did you get it?

    http://dressladylike.blogspot.com

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  50. that is incredibly easy... simply can't justify not trying it right now.
    bravo!!

    xx
    refusestolabel.blogspot.com

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  51. Love your idea soooo much! Great!

    www.abitoffashion.com

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  52. i like this diy and how you wear it in the second picture with the belt =D

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  53. You are very good at what you do! Are you a designer? What do you do?

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  54. wow.
    that was so bloody easy and a great turnout, I really want to make on now.

    Theory of a fashion victim
    xoxo

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  55. wow, that so cool, it looks amazing. Your outfits are truly beautiful. x

    www.cora-understated.blogspot.com

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  56. awesome! I love the one where it is belted, looks amazing :)

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  57. Perfect!
    I love the DIY's you do!
    Very beautiful the looks.
    Hugs,

    marchenoir-mode.blogspot.com

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  58. you know, i never really thought i could do much with vests (or similarly shaped articles of clothing), but you have completely enlightened me with this DIY idea and your amsb vest styling. love your fashion creativity and photoshoots!

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  59. haha, great idea, you are really so creative girl! I'll try to do it by myself and of course I'll link it to your blog.

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  60. Olá citei deu blog no meu espaço, espero que vc não se importe, passa lá e dá uma conferida

    http://blogcoisasqueusei.blogspot.com


    bjusss...Cris

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  61. wow! Thanks for sharing this!
    Love it!

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  62. love the diy tips, love more to come xoxo
    http://fashionsexmagic.blogspot.com/

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  63. Ooo love it! Easy DIY and it looks esp. great belted.

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  64. I've got a wrap like this, but every time I put it on it kinda looks awkward! Maybe I'll take some inspiration from you! Thanks.

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  65. What a great idea - thanks for the inspiration it looks great!

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  66. That does look really simple yet beautiful! Good call!

    iliketweet.blogspot

    x

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  67. it looks simple and very nice! u are sooo cute!!! :)

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  68. thanks everyone! i'm glad you liked the diy!! xoxo

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  69. karen: I didn't sew the ends and left it the way it was cut. hmm the scarf was just wrapped in a circle around my neck lol

    ediot: oversized shawls would be perfect for it!

    mainy: twisted

    annabel: a very old and random belt i had for some time now.

    watersorc: bcbg

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  70. LOVE!
    this looks so easy and it just perfect timing! i was actually shopping around for a cover up of this sort. :] thank you! i love your DIY posts :D

    <3 krissy

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  71. I love it! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

    I will definitely post it on my blog

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  72. Very clever. I did something similar to this a few months ago but yours turned out better. What are your favorite DIY blogs?

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  73. ima have a go!
    www.amy-trinh.blogspot.com

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  74. Wow great outfits! Love the way you match your clothes! Beautiful!

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  75. I absolutely love this! I'm going to have to try it!

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  76. wow, you're beautiful, and the look is amazing

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  77. I just made one for myself and I love it. Check it out http://ihnikkiahsley.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-wrap.html

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  78. I'm certainly trying this. Thank you.

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  79. Olá! Fiz um deste modelo para mim e coloquei link em meu blog de moda. Veja abaixo:

    http://alinhavosdemoda.blogspot.com/2010/03/moda-facil-maxi-colete-sem-costura.html

    Parabéns!

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  80. Nice, do you also have a picture from the back ?

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  81. it looks amazing! i've tried it myself but mine is very short at the front and very long at the back. What did i do wrong?

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  82. I love your blog and I love this DIY! At Target they're $17! I'm going later this week to start this awesome idea. Thanks so much!

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  83. Hey, that's a great idea, I love it. What's more, clothes like this one cost a lot in shops and we can make it almost for free.

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  84. Thanks for sharing this. I must try!

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  85. thank for sharing this idea, i just made one in black ;)

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  86. You are like a true creativity genious! I love your blog and I'm gonna do this DIY, because is simple,fashion & easy, Amazing!

    X.


    fashionsofa.blogspot.com

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  87. I am 6 mo. pregnant, and I love it!

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  88. excellent~! You've just sorted my summer cover-up for me Thanx ♥♥♥!

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  89. LOVE THIS! I shared it on my blog.

    http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2011/6/3/18-the-dirty.html

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  90. can you please post it folded like when you cut it, and how far apart are the holes :(

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  91. I did this project in red last night and posted the results on my blog: http://flyladyflunky.blogspot.com/2011/07/reality-check-progress-day-2-and-bonus.html

    Proper credit and your link were included, of course :)

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  92. Love it! This has now become one of my summer projects! I can't wait to try this!!

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  93. Wanted to let you know I put this on my fave DIY list on my blog - http://jessalynnedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-top-5-fave-diy-on-pinterest.html my version is on it's way! thanks!

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  94. Could you please give me your measurements....I tried 36X36 and it wasn't right:( Please help!!! dancingqueenlv@yahoo.com

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  95. Wanted to let you know that I made my own and posted about your tutorial here -http://jessalynnedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-july-pin-vest-tutorial.html Thanks!!

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  96. That is brilliant! I can't wait to make a bunch of these in every color. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Hey I made one of these and there's a pic on my lookbook! Love it! (Dont worry I threw up a link to your website)

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  98. I'd love to feature this on my blog. Do you mind if I share one of your photos with the link when I do?

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  99. Wow..this is so cute! And it looks so easy..but I tried it twice and both times it just looked awful :( No idea what I did wrong..

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  100. Can not wait to try it. Thanks for the super cute idea.

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  101. looks so cute! :)
    I was wondering what the price is like for that material and where i could find it?
    i'm kinda new at the sewing and finding material to make things. lol.

    thank you,
    Ginelle

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  102. Perfect! Just made one for myself - couldn't have been easier. Must get some black to make another one to go with everything :) This could be my new favourite thing to wear. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  103. Great Idea and very cheap to dress up any outfit..Thanks for the idea
    Stephanie

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  104. Saw this on pinterest and just completed it myself! Thank you for sharing.

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  105. this is a great idea!! how much fabric do you suggest using?

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  106. love that !!! very creative and so easy ...
    thanx a lot
    Carole

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  107. this was perfect, and it took less than five minutes! you're a genius.

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  108. But if you fat (like me) you could probably try this but upsize everything a little. Use 1.5 yrds and instead of 6" down and over measure your back and remove about 10% then divide in half to know how far from the folded edge to cut.

    It takes all sizes!

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  109. This is AWESOME! I am wondering if any savey crafters outt here could tell me how to figure this same pattern out for a little girl? This is here favortie style right now, pairing this type of vest over any ole t-shirt, I would love to make her a few... She's my niece, so she doesn't live with me but is wearing a size 8/9 (little girl). Any and all advise would be appreciated!!!

    ~Angel

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  110. i tried this worked great! Thanks for the diy!

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  111. AWESOME !!! my daughter is so getting one of these for Christmas. THANKS

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  112. What's the best fabric to use? I want to make one tomorrow.

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  113. I tried this. I bought the 60 inches of fabric like you suggested. You didn't list the width and lenght and from mine, I call tell you that you need both. The width of the fabric was too long so we are going to have to cut some off. Have you had this problem? If so, what would you say is the avearage length you need. Also, for a heavier set person, the arm hole will probably be bigger. By the way, my mom used one of her old jersy gowns and made one. It was the perfect length and width. Too cute!!!

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  114. Just tried this, way to long in the back. Goes to the floor will have to cut some off. Don't know how wide the material should be. Please help.
    Thank you

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  115. I made one and it turned out great. Soooo easy.

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  116. Thank you so much for this! I found it on Pinterest and knew my daughter would love it!Took less than 5 minutes to make and I know she will want more!
    thank you!!!!

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  117. It's gorgeus <3

    I made a list of DIY ideas on my blog <3
    You're in it, hope thats okay :)
    http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-ideas-shoes-scarves.html

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  118. HA! Amazing! "Like" I'll be making a bunch!

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  119. Love it, thank you!! A few different colors and woo-La :) Even great gifts!

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  120. fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://sanja-tosamja.blogspot.com/

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  121. Thanks for inspiring simplicity!
    Rebecca

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  122. What type of fabric did you use?

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  123. This is soooo simple yet amazing! Great Idea I will be excited to try! Thank you.

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  124. Thank you so much for posting this tutorial, I found it on Pinterest. I have been able to use up some jersey fabric that I have had for a while, although I have made mine in a longer length so it can be worn as a wrap dress. Thanks for sharing and I have made sure I linked back to your page as this is a tutorial to share- even for a beginner sewer to have a go! http://debrafied.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/helloomgoodness-is-this-like-most.html

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  125. Very good idea! Your link is on my blogspot. If you want to see it: http://ikhouvanwolland.blogspot.nl/2012/06/zwak-voor-afval.html

    with friendly regards,
    Janine

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  126. I made several for family and me. I love it

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  127. Looking to make this! really excited about it! I have some questions for who has made it: would 1 yard of fabric cover this, or would I need more? Also, what kind of fabric have you used? Thanks!

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  128. Looks really cute! What kind of fabric would you say is best to use?

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  129. This is wonderful but I wish the photos or fabric were lighter so I could see the detail better. I plan to make this so it would help. THank you for your post though, you look very cool in this! : )

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  130. Just made this out of cream colored washable wool...very lightweight. Think I will really enjoy it.
    One question...how wide was your fabric? Mine seems very long compared to yours, but this was wide fabric...didn't measure it. I'd had yards of it for a long time, so it was FREE, as far as I'm concerned.

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  131. Just made this, though the tutorial had been on my Pinterest page a long time.
    One question...what was the width of your fabric? Mine seems long compared to yours, but this was 54" wide fabric. Think I'm really going to like wearing it.

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  132. 60 inches long but how wide?

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  133. Would the measurements be the same for larger women? 6 down and 6 in?

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    1. I measured 10in down and 10in cross and then made a 10in cut for arm hole it worked great!!

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    2. I made 10in measurement and a 10in cut for arm holes , it worked great !!

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  134. Hi, I'm also wondering what the ideal width of this project is (or at least, the width that you used in this example). Thanks!

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  135. I just tried this and I'm gonna make another. I had the fabric for over 2 years and now I'm putting them to real good use. Thank you for sharing.

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  136. I will be featuring your blog in my next article In The Tor Stone Newsletter . I the link in the article for your full credit.

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  137. I have the same questions as above...60 inches long but what's the width? Also would you use the same measurements for plus size women?
    Thanks

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  138. I have the same questions as above...60 inches long but how wide? Also Would the measurements be the same for plus size women? 6 down and 6 in?
    Thanks

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  139. So simple yet so elegant! Thank you :)

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  140. Need more information, was it a scarf you started with or fabric. IF so what type of fabric and you said 60 inches. Is that the width or height. Maybe I am slow but I don't get it.

    bdtliv@msn.com

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  141. I did it and it turned out absolutely adorable!! I measured 6 inches down and 6 1/2 inches in from the fold. That made it fit better for me. Thanks for the post. It was awesome.

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  142. Very cute! What type of fabric could I use?

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  143. Nice work. Great styling. I want your shoes, too!

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  144. wow! This is very cool and easy. Just wondering does it matter how wide it is? ( I know you mentioned the length) Or is the width just up to the individual?

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  146. Awesome!! Thank u so much for posting. I followed your instructions exactly and had success - it's the best feeling to be able to accomplish a simple, quick creative project without making mistakes or getting frustrated. :-)

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