infinity scarf from thrifted skirts

This was an adorable skirt that my daughter and I bought because she loved the fabric. It was Lucky Brand and cost one dollar. She had no intention of wearing this as a skirt. I didn’t take a photo of it before she started cutting it up, but the photo below shows the bottom of the skirt (the one with the flowers) and what was left of another skirt that I used to make a camera strap cover a couple of weeks ago.

thrifted skirts

Her first step was to cut the flowered skirt in half so that she had two tubes of skirt. Then she cut them both open at one seam (so she now had two strips) and sewed them together to make a long strip, like you can see in the photo below. She also cut up the green skirt from the prior project and made a long strip out of it, too.

two long strips

This girl sews quickly, so I didn’t get too many photos of the process, but she sewed the floral piece and the green piece together to make a big long tube, then sewed the ends together. She wanted the green fabric as lining to make the infinity scarf a little more sturdy. Here it is:

infinity scarf from thrifted skirts

infinity scarf thrifted skirts

Pretty cute for a thrifted skirt, don’t you think? I love how creatives see potential in things that other people don’t see. In this case, I just saw a cute skirt, but my daughter imagined something totally different and was able to execute it perfectly!

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10 Responses to Infinity Scarf from Thrifted Skirt

  1. Sarah says:

    I have a pair of now too short pj pants that I plan to make into an infinity scarf! Love your fabrics together! Come share at my new link party! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/01/dwell-on-fridays-two.html

  2. Love your blog!!!! I’m a huge fan of upcycling (look at my blog if you like), always great to make something new out of something old!
    And making infinity scarfs is sooooooo addictive………… ;-)

  3. Sarah says:

    Pillows – done! Next up, infinity scarf! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays!

  4. Kristi says:

    This is so super, duper cute!! I love the colors she chose in the fabric. I’m so amazed at how simple it was to make…and how striking it looks! Would be delighted for you to link up to Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

  5. Yep, another cute project. You are so crafty!

  6. Great job! Love it! Especially with the mix of florals and stripes!

    Thanks for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

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