DIY Cowl Scarf

Continuing on with my obsession for DIY…

I was in search for a cowl scarf / infinity scarf. Per the name, it’s circle scarf with no ends that wraps around your neck.

The one I really wanted was $75 (gross), BUT I found the pattern to make one pretty much just like it! I had done some crocheting years ago, but only on a very basic level (single crochet). This pattern called for crazy things that I didn’t understand. Terms that were so foreign. My sister is a crochet master and has her own shop on Etsy where she makes the cutest hats and scarves for kids – check it out! I turned immediately to her to help me. She gave me a quick tutorial, which was all I needed. Well… that and YouTube :)

I purchased the pattern off of Etsy for $4. I went to Michael’s and bought 3 skeins of yarn (I ended up using 4). Each was $4 (so $16 total). PLUS if you get a 50% off coupon, you’re set! The yarn I used was Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Oatmeal. It took me a bit of time to get started, BUT once I got the hang of it I was rolling so fast. I started on it Christmas Eve night (Saturday) and was finished by the following Tuesday night.

I noticed the scarf was pretty stiff and wouldn’t shape to my neck at all. It was like two metal rings laying on my shoulders. After blocking it, it softened up and is now perfect. Again, forgot to take pics along the way. If you have questions, let me know. Here’s the finished product:

{ the underside of the scarf – left – is flat; the topside of the scarf – right is more ridged }

{ worn as a regular scarf }

{ worn as scarf with hood/hat option }

Until next time
<3 jenna

 

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new projects to come

When I was home the other weekend, I stopped by JoAnn Fabrics to buy some fabric. I have a number of projects that I want to do :)

Project #1 is making my own napkins for our dining table. I keep looking around for the right colors and right design, but everything is so expensive. On Etsy, the ones (like these) I want are $30 for 4 napkins. I have a 6 person dining set, which means it’d be $60. I picked up these two fabrics to create two sets :) Only cost me $15 :)

{ fabric from joann fabrics }

I don’t have a sewing machine, but Jake’s mom does. I’ll post pics soon once the project gets underway :)

Project #2 is creating a headboard for our bed. It’s super simple (see instructions here), just need to find the right fabric and find a place big enough to do it.

Project #3 is making pillows. We have some now (furry brown ones), but I really want ones with fun fabrics. I had actually went out and found fabric, but didn’t fully realize the cost to make your own. Definitely pricier than you think, especially because I want to make big and small pillows. Probably something I’ll save for later :)

Project #4 is my gallery wall. I want to hang a bunch of frames in our hallway, but I’ve been waiting on getting our wedding pictures from our photographer, as well as a canvas print. Once I get that, I can actually do something :) Until then, the frames shall sit in my hall against the wall.

There are tons other projects, BUT I should just start with one at a time.

Until next time
<3 jenna