Turn a Scarf Into a Vest in Less than a Minute – Easy Step by Step No Sew DIY Tutorial

How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - Step by Step Easy Tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblog

Last week I ventured into the mall and came across this cute racerback vest at Buckle. I couldn’t find it by the manikin or on the floor. When I asked the sales girl where it was she said it was actually a scarf. When she taught me the steps, I knew I had to share it with you guys! Seriously this is a game changer for my wardrobe, and hopefully it inspires you too!
Step 1 Easy How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogStep 1. Pick out a scarf. The beauty I used is from Stella and Dot, and can be found here. You’ll want to check out their whole collection. The pretty patterns and colors will leave you swooning, and the quality is well worth the price point.

 Step 2 Easy How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogStep 2. Hold scarf lengthwise like shown in step 1, then fold your scarf in half.

 Step 3 Easy How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogStep 3. Take the two ends {top two corners} that you’re holding and tie them together making a knot.

 Step 4 Easy How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogStep 4. Pull the scarf open/apart to expose the two holes you just created, these are the arm holes for your vest. Slip it on, making sure that the knot goes behind your back. Wear proudly!

How to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - Step by Step Easy Tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogHow to Turn a Scarf Into a Vest - Step by Step Easy Tutorial - diy - no sew #thefoleyfamblogEarrings and ScarfStella and Dot :: Light Pink Skinnies – StitchFix :: Black Tank + Blouse – Ross :: Heels – Deb {similar}

Seriously you guys, all my scarves I’ve been hoarding have been getting more use in the last week, because of this fun revamp of one piece in my wardrobe! Love it!

If you are looking for a Stella and Dot consultant reach out to my friend Laura on her Facebook page. She is a blogging friend turned in real life friend, who has the biggest heart. You can read her blog here. Thanks girl for introducing me to Stella and Dot.

Have you seen this done before? What other clever ways do you wear a scarf? I will definitely be playing around more with this accessory in the future and of course sharing it here. Hope your week has started off great! XO

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  1. I LOVE THIS!!!!! Thank you for sharing :]

  2. Such a clever idea! Love it and you look amazing by the way.

  3. That is so cute! I normally use my sarong to make it into a wrap-around dress, but I am loving this sarong sleeve! 🙂

  4. So, so smart! What a great idea!

  5. This is genius! It turned out great!

  6. Oh my gosh how adorable!! I have so many large scarves I never use, in the spring/summer this would be fabulous!

  7. That’s so cool. I love versatile things, and I would have never thought to do that.

  8. Melesa Garrison says:

    SO cute! I have a leopard, long scarf and have never worn it. I’m thinking it would be cute this way! Thanks for sharing!

  9. this is a really pretty scarf! love how you transformed it! =)

  10. **mind blown** Girl, you could not be any cuter. Pregnancy suits you well! I love the scarf, and such a great idea to make it into a vest!

  11. This is the only way I wear scarves!! I have a bunch that are perfect for this!

  12. WOW! And I thought I was a scarf aficionado before this post! I’m totally trying this out! 🙂

  13. This is such a great idea. I can’t sew so any no sew project is perfect.

  14. This is SO cute and VERY clever! Great idea!!!! I’ll have to try this!

  15. Pretty!! You look gorgeous and I love what you did with that scarf!

  16. Girl love this idea but you lost me at step 3 going to 4 am still trying to rattle my brain at 5am UK time and it aint gonna work lol.

  17. WHAT THE.. haha this is just mind blowing to me. haha i’m going to try it!

  18. WHAT?? Now I need to find some big scarfs to do that with.

  19. What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  20. Super cute!!! what an amazing idea for a beach cover up!

  21. Ok that’s adorable! I’m going to have to try this!

  22. How creative and cute! Perfect for layering 🙂 I wonder if the same could be done with the blanket scarves that are out there this winter?

  23. Cute! I hate sewing so this is perfect:)

  24. That is amazing!!! Seriously I am way to excited about this!

  25. What! That is so cute!!!

  26. This is so cool. It will come in handy when I’m traveling.

  27. What a great idea! I must do this with some of my oversized scarves! <3

  28. This is great! I have a scarf that is so big. This would be prefect to do this with it.

  29. Tricky, tricky! What a fun hack!

  30. Hee, I love seeing what people do with their scarves. I’ve made a couple of posts like this and gathering inspiration was the funnest part.

  31. Great idea! Love it!

  32. I LOVE this!!!!!

  33. First, you look too cute with your bump. Second, that scarf is GORGEOUS. Third – why haven’t I tried this vest yet. Thanks for sharing.

    Thrifting Diva

  34. That is SO cool! And looks really good on you. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely keep this in mind!

  35. What a great life hack to know. I have seen so many people that have done this and it looks so good. Glad I now know how to do it for myself 🙂 And you look gorgeous!!

  36. Well okay, aren’t you just a freakin’ genius?!? Off to try this now!

  37. I never EVER would have thought of this! WOW! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  38. Very cute. Seems easy enough too. Nothing cuter than the bump though. 🙂

  39. I have so many scarfs that this would work with! Great idea.

  40. Umm amazing! And you’re the stinkin cutest.

  41. well I’ll be! That’s too cool!! I am SO pinning to share! http://moderncolorstwo.blogspot.com/

  42. Wonderful idea! Many thanks!! I’m traveling and will try this! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  43. Even though I love to sew, I still think this is the coolest! Thanks for sharing!

  44. I have seen this idea before and it is a good one… thank you for reminding me of it. 🙂

  45. Such a great idea! I can’t wait to try this with a few of my favorite scarfs!

  46. Sweet baby bump you have. You could also use sheet you love and cut it to size you want and hem the edges and if you have a daughter or granddaughter you could make her one from the left overs or a pillow case from the same set. Another idea is use a towel and wear it at the pool or beach as a cover up.

  47. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

  48. This scarf is beautiful and I love how you turned it into a vest!! I need to try this… your baby bump is so cute, too!


  49. This makes me want a few big scarves! Loved your diy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party! Pinned & Shared! Hope to see you again soon!

  50. Josephine Evatt says:

    That is so clever and cute!


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