This preppy scarf made from an old tablecloth is a super simple sewing project

Are you looking for an up-cycle project idea for an old tablecloth? Transform it into an adorable scarf in mere minutes. Whether you’re a beginning sewer or a seasoned seamstress, this sunny accessory is a breeze to make and an even bigger joy to wear.
The lemon and blueberry tablecloth used in this project was once an outdated addition to a picnic table, but as a scarf it instantly brightens up an outfit. Pair it with a sundress in summer or use it to add warmth and color to a winter look. Wrap it around your hair for headwear that wows. The question isn’t what you should wear it with, but how many you should make.
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Materials
- Old tablecloth
- Seam ripper
- Iron
- Ironing board
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Sewing machine
- Thread
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Instructions
1. Lay out the tablecloth on a work surface. Seam rip the edges. Note that you don’t have to seam rip the entire tablecloth, just 20 inches or so along two sides next to a corner.
2. Press the seams open with an iron. Measure out a square that’s 20 inches by 20 inches. Cut out the square.
3. Draw a line on the back of the fabric around the square that’s 1/2 inch from the edge, then fold the fabric on the line and press with an iron. Another option is to skip drawing the line and instead measure 1/2 inch, fold and press as you go.
4. Turn the edge over a second time and press again. Pin the edge down.
5. Sew down the edge, removing pins as you go. Trim the excess thread.
6. Your new scarf is ready to wear! Start by folding it in half to make a triangle, and then roll it four times. Tie the scarf around your neck to spice up your next outfit.
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