5 Minute Scarf Refashion for DIY Mothers Day Gift (plus 8 More Ideas)

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Hello Friends,

Today I have a simple scarf re-fashion that you can make as a Mothe's Day gift or just for yourself. I have to confess, this is not my design I stole it from my nieces who wore theirs to a family gathering. I thought that it was such a lovely idea and I wanted to try it for myself. I really like the asymmetrical way that the scarf hangs when you wear it like a poncho and the versatile way you can still wear it as a scarf. Over the years I have received several of these pretty shawl scarves and I do like wearing them but they are a little difficult to keep on if you are just wearing them as scarves. Converting them to ponchos allows you to wear them without worrying about them falling off your shoulders. So if you are like me and you have a few of these wrap/scarves laying around you may what to convert some of them too.

Step 1 - Start with a large scarf. My scarves were about 22" by 72" one was lightweight and stretchy and the other was a woven fabric so you can use either one but I think the stretchy fabric works better.

Step 2 - To refashion the scarf all you need to do is fold it in half lengthwise with right sides together. 

Step 3 - Measure 12 to 14 inches from the fold and stitch from that point to the end of the scarf sewing one side together. And that's it you are done. Turn the seam to the inside and it is ready to wear.


It is super easy to do. If you have a sewing machine it really does only take a few minutes. I made two and one of them I sewed by hand just because I am weird that way.

You can watch this short video to see four different ways to wear your refashioned scarf.

If you need more Mothers Day gift ideas check out my gift round-up video

Thanks for checking out my projects.

Happy Upcycling and Happy Mothers Day


Suggested materials:
  • Sewing Machine (optional)   (Joanne Fabrics)
  • Scarf   (Thrift Store)
  • Thread   (Joanne Fabrics)

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Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab
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