Refashioned scarves are transformed into must-have cover ups.
Great cover ups are everywhere, but quite frequently they have a hefty price tag attached. With this clever refashion you can pair lightweight gauze, or a couple of scarves, with fun Dritz elastic to create of-the-moment looks at a fraction of the cost. These easy-to-wear pieces are popular for a reason – the good news is, now you can DIY a stack of them easily and economically.
You’ve got a couple of options when it comes to constructing your cover up. This first look was made with a yard of lightweight gauze fabric paired with a 1″ woven jacquard elastic trim. The weight of the elastic is ideal for this cover up – it provides body at the opening, so that it hangs nicely when you wear it.
The second look was made using 2 matching scarves and a 1″ woven jacquard elastic. This time the elastic is crossed in the front and sewn in place, providing more coverage and making this an ideal beach cover-up. Throw it on and you’re good to go!
The supplies for either look are pretty straightforward – you’ll need a package of 1″ woven jacquard elastic, a couple of scarves or other lightweight fabric, pins and your sewing machine.
Jump over to Trash To Couture so see the full details on constructing either the open-front cover up …
… Or the crisscross cover up. Both are super simple and look fantastic.
Look through your closet and find your next cover up! Promise there’s a scarf or two hiding in there that are the perfect candidates.