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Cozy tube scarf made from a thrifted sweater.
I was so close to buying one of these about a month ago - but then I forced myself to walk away, reminding myself that it could easily be DIY'd. I made this one with a thrifted Mens' sweater that cost me an entire $4 at Goodwill, making it way less than most store bought scarves. Even if you sewed it by hand, it's still super easy!

Posted by Kirsten Nunez from New York, New York, United States • Published See Kirsten Nunez's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:

    - Knit sweater. I used a Large Mens sweater, purchased at Goodwill.
    - Sewing pins
    - Thread
    - Needle or sewing machine
    - Scissors
    - Measuring tape, if needed

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 2
    Step 2

    1) Lay the sweater flat. You'll be cutting out the entire "body" of the sweater, which will essentially be your entire scarf.

  • Step 3

    2) Cut down both sides of the sweater. I was able to use the sweater's natural lines as a guide.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 4
    Step 4

    After cutting.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 5
    Step 5

    2) Cut straight across the top.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 6
    Step 6

    3) Trim if necessary. My entire sweater rectangle was about 20 inches wide, but I cut off about 4 inches of it. Trimming totally depends on preference and the size of your sweater, of course!

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 7
    Step 7

    4) Flip the sweater pieces so that the right sides are facing each other. Pin down the sides about an inch away from the edge.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin both sides.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 9
    Step 9

    5) Sew both sides right up.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 10
    Step 10

    6) Roll the top raw edge in, and pin all around.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 11
    Step 11

    7) Sew across to finish off the top edge.

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 12
    Step 12

    You should end up with - surprise - a tube of sweater material. Hanging up, the top portion looks wider than the bottom but that's because it's stretchy. Simply slip your head through it and you have a warm and cozy scarf :)

  • How to make a circle scarf. Sweater Tube Scarf - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finished scarf!

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Ninoo
Ninoo · Paris, Île-de-France, FR · 10 projects
Good job =) Love it
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Shayla F.
Shayla F. · Terre Haute, Indiana, US · 28 projects
LOVE IT
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kelly b.
kelly b. · Bridgwater, England, GB
Relly great idea,now off to find a sweater!!!
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
Great work! You could make some fingerless gloves with the sleeves Happy
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mandiCHU
mandiCHU · 2 projects
love the how to:]
now i got a sweater to hunt for!...
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