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Wanna learn how to make a super cute and breezy summer top? What if I told you it only cost me about 3.50? And what if I told you it took me about 5 minutes?!
Guys, this shirt is a dream.
I've been wanting to wear it everyday...
but since that isn't socially acceptable, I have not.
It's super light weight and breezy.
Perfect for summer days.
And it's also versatile!
It can be worn many different ways.

Posted by Talk2thetrees from London, Ontario, Canada • Published See Talk2thetrees's 8 projects »
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  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 1
    Step 1

    My studio was way too messy for any good pictures of the process, so I used photoshop.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 2
    Step 2

    So, here is a representation of my two scarves.
    I got the plain one for about 1.50, and the flower one for about 2.00

    I got home and washed them on delicate, then hung them to dry.

    Be very gentle with the silk scarves. These ones were very old and thin.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 3
    Step 3

    You then layer the scarves on top of each other, right sides facing in.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 4
    Step 4

    Basically, sew where you see the dotted lines.
    (But probably a bit more even..)
    Leave a big enough space for your head, the shirt is meant to be a bit "boat necked."
    Also, make sure you leave enough room for your arms, so it's loose and breezy.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 5
    Step 5

    The shirt will naturally fall over your shoulders like sleeves.

  • How to recycle a scarf top. How To Make An Easy And Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves - Step 6
    Step 6

    The scarf should already be hemmed when you buy it, so...
    that's all there is!
    4 quick lines on the sewing machine, and you've got a new top!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
So cute! I saw this one on your blog too but I don't know how to 'favourite' on there XD
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