I love Madewell clothing stores, I squeal with delight every time their new collections come out, and insist on visiting their retail store every time I am visiting my parents in NY. Unfortunately….there are no stores near me. The nearest Madewell would leave my driving upwards of 3 hours. Of course, I can always shop on-line. But when I am spending decent money on clothing, I like to touch and feel it before purchasing. Which means, I am left drooling on-line.
When Madewell released their Fall 2015 catalog recently, I fell in love with everything (as always). But my eyes stopped short when I saw their Cape Scarf. Not only did it look super easy to recreate, but I just happened to have a fabric that was purchased recently at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores that would work perfectly! Yesss…..
Cape Scarf DIY
- 2 yards thick knit, sweater, wool fabric (I used THIS window pane grey fabric)
- Optional trim (think poms, tassels, or mesh)
- basic sewing essentials
- Fold fabric in half, right sides together, so that the selvage ends meet. If desired, add optional trim to short side edges, slipping the trim inside the folded fabric matching up the raw edges.
- Pin all around, leaving a 6″ opening along the long edge. Sew, leaving the 6″ open for turning. Turn right side out, and push edges out with fingers. Edge stitch all around, closing the opening within your edge stitch.
- Measure 6″ up from the bottom of your scarf, in the very center of your scarf, on both sides. Cut a 6.5″ slit.
- Use either bias tape to enclose the raw edges of your arm openings, or fold raw, cut edge towards the inside 1/2″ and pin. Sew around to close.
And you are finished!
I am super excited to wear this all season this Fall, and perhaps even a little bit into Winter. It is PERFECT!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…