Saturday, September 26, 2015

upcycle a scarf to a poncho/shrug/cardi/shawl

I had crocheted poncho with buttons for my sister some months back and wish I had it myself all summer as it was rather cold in Ireland.  When I was unpacking some winter clothes, I decided to turn a long scarf I had into something similar by cutting it a bit shorter, and placing some buttons at each end and sewing buttonholes.  It worked out a lot better than I expected and already a wardrobe staple.

If its buttoned one side only, its a poncho.  If these buttons are to the front, you can button the back and it becomes a ' cardigan'.  If each end is buttoned it becomes a shrug.  and if unbuttoned, its back to a shawl.

I have photos belows of the poncho and shrug, and some more at the blog www.theupsew.com 


2 comments:

Elizabeth Hill said...

I love this!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

Eimear Greaney said...

thank you!