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DIY challenge

From halter tops to galaxy scarves, the SDN gals can’t get enough of crafty, creative, and innovative ways to use (and reuse) our favorite accessory. That’s why we’re beyond thrilled to bring you our latest series: The Scarves Dot Net DIY Challenge.

Today we’re excited to bring you the DIY no-sew scarf apron from Brittni of Papernstitch. This is the perfect summer crafting project for the gal who loves to show of her domestic diva-ness, but not her sewing skills. ;)

DIY apron no sew

Summer is heating up, and those fall and winter scarves won’t be getting use again for months. So why not upcycle a couple into something more useful for the summer season, like this cool (and easy-to-make) cafe apron?

DIY apron no sew

Protect your clothes — while cooking and crafting in style — without even breaking out the sewing machine! This craft project is completely sewing-free, making it easy enough for even a beginning crafter. And it’s fast, too: the whole process, start to finish, will take less than an hour. Ready to get started?

 DIY apron no sew materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

Step 1:

Lay out the thicker of the two scarves flat. Measure 25 inches, and cut the scarf down to that length. I cut my scarf while it was folded in half (like a hamburger) to make it easier to cut a straight line.

Step 2:

Keeping your scarf folded in half, cut a piece of fusible bonding web the length of the cut piece of scarf (25 inches).

Step 3:

 DIY apron no sew

Next, place the webbing toward the very top of the scarf, in-between the folded layers, like a sandwich.

Step 4:

 DIY apron no sew

Apply heat over the entire area with an iron for a few seconds at a time to fuse the fabric.

Step 5:

DIY apron no sew

Now, cut the second, thinner scarf to the same length as the first, and use fusible webbing to finish off any fraying edges.

Step 6:

DIY apron no sew

Then, at the top of both scarves, use more webbing to attach scarf one and two to each other (the same way you did in step 4).

Step 7:

DIY apron no sew

Now, cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around your waist entirely, adding additional length to account for tying. I made mine 2.5 times the length of the apron so I would have plenty of extra ribbon to tie into a bow.

Step 8:

DIY apron no sew

Center your ribbon, so that there is roughly the same amount of ribbon hanging over each side of the apron. Heat-set with webbing and an iron until completely secure.

DIY apron no sew

Now you have a cute apron to wear while cooking and crafting around the house. And if you’re not in the mood for domestic duties, no worries. With a few modifications, you could easily make a wrap skirt instead, to wear to the beach as a cover-up or lunch with friends.

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff of Papernstitch. Thanks Brittni!

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