Wrapping With Thrifted Scarves

2 Materials
20 Minutes

I stood in front of a bin of knitted scarves at Goodwill one day, wondering how I could upcycle them into some fantastic something-or-other to take advantage of their beautiful patterns
With some very minimal sewing, I found it was quite easy to turn 2-ply knit scarves into gift bags of all kinds, but wine bags in particular.
You start by cutting a section of the scarf to the length that you want your final gift back. If you want to make a wine bag, cut it about 15-16" long.
Sew one end shut (that's the bottom).
[in my blog post, I have some specific directions on how to quickly make your bottom more fitted and flat in order to hold its contents better.]
Hem the other end (that's the top).
The red ones are my absolute favorite. String a couple of pom poms and wrap them around the top and you're good to go!

Suggested materials:

  • 2-ply knit scarf  (thrift store)
  • Thread  (fabric store)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Mary Lou Mares Johnson
    Mary Lou Mares Johnson
    on Oct 31, 2019

    What a great idea. As I read your comments, it sparked another idea, how about using the sleeves of sweaters or shirts as well. I love when one idea leads to another. Thanks heaps!

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  • Terri Milburn Brown
    Terri Milburn Brown
    on Sep 29, 2018

    I was inspired by this project as well as a few other ways to use those beautiful scarves we all have a few too many of. Thank you for the article. Gift bags are a wonderful idea! I also thought about artwork matting, table runners or place mats and of course, knapkins. First creative brainstorming for the upcoming holiday season 🌺

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