Scarf – your new best friend!

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Hello everyone!

How ready are you for the summer that is around the corner?? Let me see.

Do you own a pair of sunnies – preferably aviators or wayfarers ?

Do you have a sun hat?

Do you have your favourite sun block with you? Like all the time??

Light and flirty summer dresses for day and night??

And…the most important, multi-purpose S.C.A.R.F (or carrรฉ as they say in French)??

Well, well, well if I caught you at the last one, then keep reading along to know what you are missing on.

I have been reading Tim Gunn lately and I read an article on scarves. He says scarves have been tied around necks since ancient times. In ancient Greece and Rome, men used them as handkerchiefs.

A scarf had been a token of love, they held snuff, they declared peace, they have shielded the stars from thousands of pairs of eyes, always following them.

I too have some ideas that take this list further along – to make it your best accessory, your all season friend, your new best friend!

Also this is total ‘NO SEW’ post from your Pastlife Seamstress!!

Let me show you, what all you can do with your scarf or your scarf can do for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Perk up your bag

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My water colour print scarf.

I just tied this scarf casually in a bow on my bag’s sling. That did the trick.

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There you go!

 

2. Make a custom belt

This is my scarf.

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Turning the scarf to a belt!

Fold it into a band.

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Take it from front to back

Bring the free ends forwards, crossways and…

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Keep the knot slightly to one side.

Tie one more knot over it and…

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Make it look like a bow by spreading both ways

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There you go again.

This belt looks totally chic and more stylish on a light summer dress. Try it on a dress too. Here I have tied it over a loose top.

 

3. Defy wind.

We all have bought this scarf ย at some point of time on our lives. Its time to take it out.

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The ubiquitous scarf

 

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Easy?

 

Tie the free ends on the nape of your neck, covering the head with the widest portion. With holes in ozone getting bigger by the day, your hair needs cover more than ever.

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All set to face the sun

 

or you can keep the hair off your face, just by doing this.

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That’s all you need to do.

 

Take it around your head, bringing the free ends to the top and make a knot on the top, a little to one side.

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Tie a little knot

 

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Ooh and don’t forget the sunglasses like me!

 

4. Make your own shrug. NO SEW.

Take your longest scarf. You can do it with a small one too, just that it will make a small shrug. Follow these steps.

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Holding it at the centre

 

Tie the two ends shown in the picture (marked as ‘this one’ and ‘that one’ ) in a knot.

 

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Hold ‘this one’ end and ‘that one’end and tie them together

 

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Tie two knots

You will need two knots to make it secure.

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Open it holding the free and fringed ends of your scarf

These two loops thus created, form the arm holes. Put your arms in them and you are wearing your ย ‘DIY NO SEW SHRUG!!’

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NO SEW SHRUG!

 

5. Stylish Sling!

This is really helpful if you have a bag dear to you but with handles/slings giving you sores. Or if you just want to add some style to your bag. Or just to show off your gorgeous scarf.

If your slings are removable (its a perfect situation) then remove them from the links but if they aren’t and they are not comfy too then getting rid of them (for good) would be the best way.

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Pass the scarf through the link/loop on your bag and tie a knot.

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Pass it onto the other side, adjust the length and take it back to the first link

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Tie a knot and fan it out a bit.

 

This might be your most comfortable and most stylish strap ever. Try it and see it for yourself.

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Feels weightless and super soft on your shoulder! You will love it.

 

6. Present Perfect.

So its a very special occasion and you have bought something very special for a special someone. Just round it off by wrapping in an extra special way. I love anything well presented, it adds value to its content too. So do it differently. Use a scarf.

Make this mother’s day a memorable one!

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Spread your scarf and place your box of present on it!

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Cover the the shorter sides over it.

 

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Hold the longer free ends

 

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tie a knot

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Tie a second knot and fan out the ends

 

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Present perfect!

 

Okay guys, those were the less conventional ways of using a scarf. There are many more I can think of, so I promise to come back with another feature on the same. Do tell me how did you find this one. I’ll be looking forward to your comments. They are all very precious to me.

I’ll take your leave now. Hope you enjoyed reading it and thanks for being here.

 

Take care. Happy DIY-ing!ย ย โ™ฅ

 

P.S: If you have confusion regarding any of the bits, let me know. I’d do a video for you.

 

Comments

  1. loved the shrug!!!

  2. Neeharika Kiran says:

    fabulous ideas .. too good ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thanks for this post minks!! I love scarves and this post will help me try them in different ways!

    • pastlifeseamstress says:

      Thanks for letting me know Ekta, will get more fabulous and unique ideas for you, shortly ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. a great idea.a perfectly presented present. your mom is waiting for d present……………

  5. Ambika Bhardwaj says:

    awsme mam… as always!!!!!!!!!!! great Idea..

  6. this is a fun DIY :)I like the ‘Shrug’..very interesting:).Belt is also a grt idea ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes used to use the scarf around the bag ..for me that was the way to avoid carrying the scarf in my hands:) ..when i dont wanna tie it around my neck .