DIY: Upcycled Sweater Scarf Tutorial and Giveaway

I woke up this morning to a beautiful winter wonderland. The air absolutely still, every branch veiled in white, a smooth carpet of snow replacing the brown mud of yesterday. And to top it all off, it’s SATURDAY and those big goose feathers are still floating down!!!

I personally love snow but I know many of you out there have been shoveling for months now. In honor of all of you hearty souls who have to endure long, cold winters, I’ve created a quick and easy sweater scarf tutorial so you can still look great while staying warm.


All you have to do is choose an old thrift shop sweater with a pattern or color you like. This was a wonderful sweater in it’s day, but it was all stretched out now and just didn’t flatter me as a pullover. Perfect candidate for a sweater scarf.


Then head over here to see the rest of the tutorial. 

And to thank you once again for checking it out, I’ll be giving this sweater scarf away to one of you on Saturday, February 15, 2014. All you have to do to enter is click here, leave a comment and pin the tutorial to one of your Pinterest boards. If you don’t have a Facebook account or a Pinterest board, go ahead and leave a comment here and I’ll enter your name into the drawing also.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and get a chance to make one. The possibilities are endless and they are so easy to make that even my sister, Jan and my friend, Karin could make one. 🙂

Stay warm,


PS. There is still time to enter to win this upcycled denim basket. The winner of the basket will be announced next Saturday, February 8, 2014.


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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51 Responses to DIY: Upcycled Sweater Scarf Tutorial and Giveaway

  1. Lu Ann Van Boven says:

    Gorgeous as usual! Love your sweater tutorials! 🙂

  2. Linda Davis Siess says:

    I just commented over on the tutorial, but then I had another thought – what, oh what, will you do with the sleeves? Can’t wait to see! 🙂 Keep warm!

  3. Leslee says:

    Very cute. Love the colors!

  4. Annie says:

    Love this scarf! You are so creative! I’m jealous! 🙂

  5. lucindalines says:

    This would be something I could do, if I could just get myself to cut up a sweater. I may have to check out some of the thrift shops.

  6. Mother Deer says:

    This is a great idea, Beth. No need to say good-bye to an ill-fitting sweater when you still love the pattern and the colors.

    BTW, as soon as I pinned your denim basket to Pinterest, my daughter saw it and responded instantly, wanting to make one for herself 🙂

  7. Jilly says:

    I love infinity scarves, never thought of this. What a great idea! Off to the thrift store.

  8. Deb Shevelin says:

    your ideas are wonderful, oh to be so creative. I love everything you do with wool sweaters because wool is my favorite,favorite material to work with in the whole wide world!

  9. bagladyboutique says:

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love this so much. I believe I can do one with the help of your instructions. Thank you.

  11. Great use of an old sweater. Love it.

  12. Vicky Myers says:

    Great sweater for upcycling:)

  13. Marie says:

    Beautiful scarf, she looks so hot.
    I apologize again for the mistakes.
    Good evening to you.

  14. amy says:

    Ooooh, I love this!!

  15. Nora says:

    I have been busy making beanies and scrves for cancer patients and this would be a great addition. One for me too, of course!

  16. Leilani says:

    I need to know where you are finding all of these CUTE upcylce-worthy sweaters. You are fab-didly. Sharing your sight with my seamstress friend. 🙂

  17. Leilani says:

    Oops, I mean site.

  18. Jean C. says:

    I don’t have a pinstrest board or do facebook… please enter me into your gift away… the scarf is really pretty. Thanks

  19. elliscrivner says:

    I’m going to make one of these right now! With the frigid temps we’re currently having, a sweater scarf over my sweater-sweater sounds perfect!

  20. bernieandi says:

    Seeing this makes me wish for winter again! I love infinity scales and I slowly made nearly all of my ordinary scales into infinity ones, but I have yet to own one thats as cute as this.
    I love the patterns on it, great transformation! 🙂

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  22. DJ1919 says:

    I would love to win this! Beautiful!

  23. Margie says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for the info! (I don’t have a Pinterest board, but I sure would like to be included in the giveaway.)

  24. jess m says:

    This is SO easy and looks really cute. thanks for the tutorial.

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