Freshen Up Old Scarves with New Lace

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Here’s a fresh look for your old scarves. I love that it is ok to be feminine again! Also, everything old is new. So, it’s time to dig those lonely, silk scarves out of the back of the closet and create something fun that your friends and daughters will love.

The great thing about this project is that all you need to be able to do is sew a straight stitch. It can be done by hand or machine.
Machine is preferable, because you can use one color of thread on one side and a different color on the opposite side.

Directions:

1. Gently wash your scarf by hand. Lay it out on a towel and blot dry. Then, line dry. This makes a nice clean, smooth cloth to work with.

2. Choose your lace. I bought a bag of lace at a thrift store for only $5. Some pieces weren’t long enough. Others just didn’t match.

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3. Pin the chosen lace onto the scarf. This is a little trickier than it sounds. Silk has a lot of give, so take your time especially on the corners.

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4. As always, Have Fun and Be Creative! If you’re a little afraid of pairing colors, go with black, white or cream lace. Be sure to hit the thrift shops for bargains on scarves and lace!

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Here is another one that I made for my sister. The scarf is blue paisley with touches of purple and gold. I chose a bold yellow lace as a compliment to my bold sister! 🙂

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