Vest To Scarf Refashion

November 21, 2017 , In: My Tutorials, Refashion, Sewing

Hello Diy lovers,
It’s been a while since my last tutorial.

Today, I’m showing you how to make a two sided  scarf using a wool vest, or a similar cloth you might have. So, if you love repurposing your clothes as much as I do, take a look at this tutorial.

I had no plans for another scarf but I came around this vest. What I loved the most about it was the soft texture fabric and I knew it would be perfect for a scarf. Winters are so cold here in Kosovo, so going out without a one is not an option.

For the tutorial, you’ll need:

  • Vest
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

First, a before picture of the vest.

This tutorial, I think, will only work if you have a similar vest with fabrics like wool, soft felt.

Start by removing the pockets and the bias binding, if there’s any, using a seam ripper. Fold the vest as in the picture and using scissors cut the upper part, removing the armholes. This way you’ll have a rectangle panel.

I didn’t want to lose the length of the panel, so I let the button holes as seen in the pictures, but you can remove that part if you like. I just removed the excess fabric around the buttonholes.

This part really depends if you want to make a two sided scarf, and if not, then you’re done. But because I wanted to make one, I continued this way:

Next, rip the seams on the panel.

Turn the wrong sides of the fabric together, use pins to secure and stitch 0.5 cm from the edge.

Here’s the panel after sewing the seams.

My next issue were the raw edges in the right side of the fabric. Since the color matched, I used the bias biding I had removed from the vest initially.

If your vest didn’t have any, use some you might have or get creative with hiding them.

Iron the bias binding and attach on both seams, topstitch on both sides.

Here’s the finished scarf.

Thanks for being here and lots of love,


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  • I love this idea! It looks so snuggly and warm, and is a great reuse for the vest’s fabric! 🙂 Lisa

    • Lisa thank you so much!!


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