For me, there’s no better fix for a bad hair day than a scarf. No joke, they cover just about any flaw (or at least distract from the fact that you haven’t washed your hair). And I’ve been loving the little twisty scarves that I’ve been seeing pop up all over the place. So I turned one of my beloved vintage scarves into the new-fangled twisty version, and I’m wearing it all over town. Let’s do it!
- vintage scarf or fabric with a strong, tight weave (at least 32″ long)
- 20 gauge craft wire
- sewing machine and materials
Make Time: 30 Minutes
Cut the scarf into a rectangle that’s 32″ x 4″. Fold in half width-wise, so that the rectangle is 32″ x 2″. On both ends, cut a taper so that the ends come to a gentle point. The taper doesn’t need to be exact but it should be fairly even on both sides. (The photo depicts the scarf unfolded after the taper cuts have been made.)
Fold the scarf width-wise again, with right sides facing. Starting at one end, sew a straight stitch all along the open edge of the scarf. Leave approximately 2″ open on the opposite end.
Flip the scarf right side out by pulling it through the open portion on the unsewn end. Cut a length of wire to approximately 32″. Bend 1″ of each end of the wire back on itself; this will help keep it inside the fabric. Slip the wire into the open end of the scarf. (Here’s where it’s important that your fabric is strong or has a tight weave; otherwise the wire may slip out of the fabric.) Feed the wire all the way to the opposite end of the scarf.
With a needle and thread, discreetly sew a hidden stitch to close the open end of the scarf. Tie off the thread and snip the excess.
Twist this little buddy up in your ‘do and go party! I seriously love these things and I love that they’re finding a new purpose for all of the vintage scarves I stole from my mom’s closet. Have fun! xoxo
P.S. Right after Mr. Lovely and I finished shooting this project, we saw Brittany’s similar post pop up! Great minds think alike, guys. I debated on whether or not to share for a while, but I decided to go ahead with it. Be sure to check out Brittany’s adorable bunny ear twist tie project on The House that Lars Built!