Christmas is in full swing here (I hope to pull together a full post about it soon), but in the meantime I wanted to share my favorite kind of thrifty little project. One that was quick, easy and cheap. I am so happy with the way it turned out.

I have been coveting a big circle scarf for a while. I have a lightweight knit one that I wear a ton, but I wanted a heavy jersey one. Specifically I was lusting after the American Apparel striped unisex circle scarf. But the $28 price tag was WAY over my scarf budget.

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So I started to dream up work-arounds. I kept my eye open for interesting jersey textiles at the thrift store thinking I might be able to convert some t-shirt sheets into a tube scarf. No need. I came across a scrap of heavy stretchy stripy knit fabric. It was mine for $1.


I didn’t have to trim it at all. All I did was stitch together the edges. Trying my best to line up the stripes (not easy with a stretchy fabric) was the hardest part. But 5 minutes later, voila. The perfect oversized circle scarf. It is great for wearing in a long loop or wrapped twice to make a collar around the neck. I am even fond of the more dramatic hooded variation.


So for $27 less I was able to make my own bold circle scarf. Bring on the chill. I am ready for it.