I can’t believe Scarf Week 2015 is almost FINished! I’ve been beyond impressed with the creativity and tutorials that have been floating around the blogosphere waters this last week and can’t wait to make a ton of SNAPpy accessories for my closet. (had to get as many Shark Week references in there for the last day!) I have a easy scarf refashion today that can either be used as gift wrapping or emergency book carrying. Whatever the reason, this Furoshiki Book Bag is a super cute way to put those gorgeous vintage scarfs to good use!
This is my first time working with Furoshiki (a traditional Japanese cloth folding technique) and I’m absolutely in love! If you search the internet you’ll see that there are a ton of different ways to fold fabric around items so that they’re easier to carry and crazy cute at the same time. One of my favorites is the book bag fold because 1. I love to give books as gifts and 2. I can totally imagine using this out on the town if I happen to forget a shopping bag but happen to have a scarf. Hey, you never know…it could happen!
Step One. Lay out a flat square scarf. (Bonus points if it’s a cute vintage one!)
Wasn’t that crazy easy?! It seriously takes just a couple minutes and you’ve got a super cute and practical way to carry a book or small gift! Plus, if you’re giving it as a gift, the recipient gets to keep the scarf as well. I know I would much rather receive a cute scarf instead of boring old paper gift wrap that I’m just going to throw away!
Hope you enjoyed all the Scarf Week tutorials and didn’t mind too much my excessive use of shark puns! You have my apologies if you’re not a fan of puns, I’m just going to think of someFIN to make it up to you.
The scarf refashion fun has only just begun! Be sure to chomp those
shark scarf teeth into each of these inspirational D.I.Y. projects hitting the blog-o-sphere today.
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
1. From Childhood Memorabilia to Wall Art by It Was Weekend
2. A Vintage Boho Reading Nook: The Ceiling by The Gathered Home
3. Pom Pom Tassel Bag Charm by Ciburbanity
4. DIY Scarf Tray by Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
5. How to Turn Your Scarf into a Vest by Burlap & Babies
6. Turn a Vintage Scarf into a Lumbar Pillow by The Silly Pearl
7. Inexpensive Framed Scarf Art by Crafty Bonds
8. The Scarf: A Necessary Item in Every Child’s Dress-Up Box by Apron Strings & Other Things
9. Upcycled Scarf Planter by Upcycled Treasures
10. DIY Sparkling Infinity Scarf Refashion by The Crafting Nook
11. PJ Pants to Scarf Upcycle by Southern State of Mind
12. Furoshiki Book Bag by Tried & True
13. DIY Scarf Camera Strap by The Thinking Closet
Well, we’ve reached the grand finale of Scarf Week with today’s theme of Scarf Refashions, and grand it most certainly was! If you’re just tuning in, this was just one of five inspirational themes from this week. And you can check ’em all out by visiting our co-coordinators, Lauren from The Thinking Closet and Vanessa from Tried & True. And you can also explore all of the creative projects we’ve been sharing on social media by checking out our hashtag, #ScarfWeek2015.
Until next time…stay scarfy!