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Craft Uses for Old Scarves

Scarves go in and out of fashion, use your scarves to make a delightful craft. This is a guide about craft uses for old scarves.

Pillows covered with scarves.
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July 5, 2013 Flag
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Sew cute scarf decor from old scarves or $1 store scarves. I had some felt laying around and an old scarf and decided to make a cute shelf sitter for my daughter's new baby room. Her theme is "owls". This took hardly any time and it looks great.

Stuffed scarf owl.
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    April 15, 2008 Flag

    Pillows covered with scarves.Give your old throw pillows a new look using old scarves. You can do this in less than five minutes and there's no sewing required. If you don't own any scarves, shop at yard sales or secondhand stores for pretty scarves under a dollar.


    Approximate Time: less than 5 minutes



    1. Lay scarf on table or floor, print side down.
    2. Position the pillow so that its corners lie in between the corners of the scarf. When properly aligned, the pillow should form a diamond shape on the scarf.
    3. Take two opposite corners of the scarf, tie around the pillow and knot. Take the remaining two corners of the scarf and do the same to form a second knot. Simple, yet elegant.

    By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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    March 14, 2010 Flag

    I have a box of silk scarves I used to wear with suits when I was working. Are there any ideas on how I can "repurpose" them? Perhaps craft usages.

    By Geri from Orlando, FL

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    March 15, 20100 found this helpful

    You could sew the scarves together to make a large scarf like a shawl. Or you could tie them around the band of a hat to decorate it. But actually scarves are terribly fashionable these days- I wear them to spiff up my t-shirts or sweat shirts! See if you can utilize them in your wardrobe. It's amazing how pulled together you can look wearing a scarf.

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    March 17, 20100 found this helpful

    Google fabric flower crafts and see what comes up. I know I've seen satin and silk flowers and cotton quilted flowers. They'd be good on a hat or as headbands or ? I use silk scarves a lot (the long kind of skinny ones) to drape around the neck of a jacket or over shirt to fancy it up and draw attention from my lack of waistline!

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    March 18, 20100 found this helpful

    You could weave them in large canvas like a rug for a purse. Braid them for a belt or braid enough then sew them together for another bag. Use a braided length for a handle on a bag or fabric bowl. Brighten up a lamp shade by draping several over an existing lamp shade, the light coming through would be wonderful. Good luck. Remember fashion never "dyes" it just takes a rest for a term.

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    March 18, 20100 found this helpful

    I've seen them tied about hardware on nice purses.

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    August 18, 2006 Flag
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    I am looking for the directions to tying a scarf into a purse. I saw this on Martha Stewart's show, but cannot find them on her website. If anyone can tell me where to find them please let me know.

    Julie from Naples, FL

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    August 19, 20060 found this helpful

    I remembered this from earlier this summer. It was actually a feature on the Martha Show about her new magazine called Blueprint that came out in May (2006). I don't know why it isn't on the website! Anyway, the best I could do was scan the picture in from the article and type in the directions below. Hope it helps!


    Use a 32 inch square scarf or 45 inch square tablecloth

    1. Lay the scarf facedown. Pull one of the corners through one hand to create a tail about one-third the length of the side; tie a knot.

    2. Repeat the same tail-knotting on the scarf's other three corners.

    3. For handles, tie the upper two tails together in a square knot (right over left, left over right); repeat with the lower two tails.

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    August 21, 20060 found this helpful

    I read the directions, and can't get it in my mind.. I looked for the picture, and couldn't find any thing. Maybe you could send it to me.. thanks

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    August 22, 20060 found this helpful

    Thank you kddid and mef1957. I found the instructions at: ... id=channel3730328&site=blueprint

    Could not have done it without you!!

    Julie from Naples FL

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    January 25, 2012 Flag
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    I have tons of scarves, all shapes and sizes. I will never use them. What can I do with them?

    By DBS

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    January 27, 20120 found this helpful

    What about using them to cover pillows to make decorative pillows for sofas and/or beds?

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    November 29, 2006 Flag
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    Use an old scarf for a scarecrow or a snow man!

    Use an old scarf for a scarecrow or a snow man!

    In the Garden

    I don't know of any craft ideas but they can be used to tie tomato vines to the cages to keep the plants from bending over, keeping the plants growing upright.

    By badwater


    Dresser scarves or a pretty runner under candles for a romantic type dinner. You could also make some wonderful throw pillows for sofa or bed. How about a handbag? You can twist and wrap scarves for interesting looks on your head. They can be used for accessories around the neck with cool pins, like in the 60's & 70's. Scarves are all the rage again as dressing accessories.

    By sajoro

    Silky Scarves

    If you are saying silky scarves- why not use them as gift sachet bags? Cut, hem, (Or iron-fuse tape 3 sides, fill with scented petals, stitch up fourth side, add a tiny bow. OR.. Fold them to overlap in triangles to make a special valance for a window treatment.

    Make (or buy in a thrift store or lawn sale) frame(s) and make mat(s). Staple the scarf to a piece of poster board to keep the material taut- slide behind the mat...instant wall art!

    Braid the scarves into one-of-a-kind drapery tie backs.

    Line a plain wooden box from a craft store after you have stained or painted it, to be used for jewelry, recipes, or whatever comes to mind, depending on the size of the scarf, the box, and your imagination. Just use pinking scissors, spray adhesive, and a ruler.

    Get a piece of plexiglass and place the scarf under it for a changeable dressertop, desk blotter or table centerpiece.

    You also could braid them into an interesting wreath if all else fails.

    By Catie

    Woolly Scarves

    If you mean woolly scarves, you could cut them up to use as dusters, or as stuffing for toys, teddies etc. If all else fails, just give them to charity.

    By TeraDaisySpawn

    Throw Pillows

    You could also use them as throw pillow covers. Just sew them up and fill with stuffing and close up ends...enjoy

    By grammar

    Window Treatment Accents

    I've seen off white long drapery with tab type tops which fit through round curtain hangers with colored scarves fitted through them in a decorative way to liven up a room with neutral colors. This particular color of the scarves was dark lavender. I honestly thought a decorator had designed the room. Just my daughter's friend's immagination at work. LOVELY TO THE HILT. I WAS SO IMPRESSED.



    I sewed mine together to make a quilt like curtain.

    By cinthya


    Either wolly or silky I think it would be neat to weave them (if you have many) and have a heavy or light weight blanket!

    By wyoKrista

    Plate Covers

    You can make plate covers; sew buttons on the corners; drape over plates filled with food to keep warm and to keep flies away! Good for outdoor entertaining. You can also use old scarves as dresser scarves or use as table runners or on the center of the table for a centerpiece.

    By WandaJo

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