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Summer Staple: Easy, Breezy DIY Cover Up

April 16, 2019

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.

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf


Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

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.

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

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!

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

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.

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

Jump over to Trash To Couture so see the full details on constructing either the open-front cover up …

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

… Or the crisscross cover up. Both are super simple and look fantastic.

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

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.

Refashioning: Easy, Breezy Kimono Made from a Scarf

We love both looks, and hope you do, too. Keep up with Dritz on Instagram and Facebook and be sure not to miss any of our fun summer sewing projects.