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Scrap-Busting DIY Infinity Scarf

Allagash Dress to Top Refashion
Mother of the Beige Dress Refashion

So, in yesterday’s post I showed you this fun frock:

DIY Infinity Scarf before
Still bad lighting.

I promised to show you what I did with that bottom scrap today. 

scrap of fabric
What’s to become of you?

The answer was very very simple, my friends.

diy infinity scarf
Welcome to my office!

That’s right.I just wrapped it around my neck a few times and had a soft & lovely infinity scarf…with exactly zero effort!

I do so love a no-waste refashion, don’t you?

Jillian in scarf with friends

I wore my new scarf to Gallery 80808 after work to watch Tibetan monks work on a sand mandala for the 20th anniversary of Healing Icons.

sand mandala in progress
Amazing, isn’t it?

It was beautiful and sad to watch them work.

They spent days working on this intricate work of art, only to destroy it. The lack of permanence is part of what gives Mandalas their beauty, but this same disposability hit a little close to home for me.

I wouldn’t have been able to have thrown something so precious away.

completed mandala
Amazing. And a little bit sad. But still amazing.

All that deep thinking lead us to Motor Supply for a delicious honeycrisp cocktail by barman, Josh Streetman.

Jillian and friends at bar

What do you like to do with your scraps?


diy infinity scarf before and after
Allagash Dress to Top Refashion
Mother of the Beige Dress Refashion

16 thoughts on “Scrap-Busting DIY Infinity Scarf”

  1. This is adorable and looks so comfy too! Your blog is one I eagerly await posts on. As someone pointed out earlier in the comments, a Refashionista show would be awesome. Thank you for inspiring me with your creativity. All the best!

  2. I have to say, I love your site! My last 2 projects were Halloween costumes. I made a Cheshire cat costume for my daughter and had just enough for the costume itself, but a whole bunch of “not quite trash/not big enough to make anything significant” scraps of pink and purple striped fur.
    So, I used them to stuff her tail! No waste and a very soft, squishy tail.

  3. I love your blog!!! How is your sweet lil dog btw? I’ve been doing refashions since 2002. I should blog about them but busy with other projects. Do you sell them? Or just keep them?

  4. I’ve been watching season 3 of House of Cards, and there is an episode where Tibetan monks create a gorgeous sand mandala in the White House. I completely understand your feelings, and I am with you


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