DIY: Turn a Scarf into a Shoulder Bag

February 13, 2012 · 25 comments

in Style & Beauty

Months ago, as part of Mattieologie’s blog event, I shared snapshots of how I style some of my many scarves in unexpected ways. A lot of you had been intrigued by the scarf-turned-shoulder-bag, so this week I thought I’d revisit that. Hopefully this little tutorial gives a bit more insight into how it’s done!

01. Lay your scarf out flat
02. Fold it in half
03. Knot both edges, leaving some length at the ends.
04. Unfold the scarf and tuck the knots underneath.
05. Flip the entire scarf over so your knots are facing up again.
06. Join the ends, lifting the scarf and shaking it gently to settle it into shape.
07. Knot the handles (for definition; if you want a slouchier bag you can skip this step).
08. Join the handles together and tie a small knot at the top.
09. Fill with your favorite beach reads and other goodies.
10. Proudly flaunt your scarf bag!

Tip: It’s best to use a square scarf for this trick – especially a big one, which gives you more to work with.

Have fun! And check back tomorrow for a special interview and a look at some truly spectacular jewelry.

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Kirstin Marie February 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

This is SO COOL!! I love the way it looks, and it would be an amazing spring & summer time idea.

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Yay! Thanks so much, Kirstin! ;)

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J February 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This was really helpful :) Reminds me of springtime, which I am very excited for in this dreary mess of winter. Thanks for the sunshine!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Oh, I’m glad you liked it! I’m definitely excited to use the DIY a lot more in the upcoming seasons. Enough of this winter! ;)

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Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud February 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

That is incredible. As a purse it looks adorable. Ok, I’ve got lots of big square scarves. I’m going to have to try this out.
PS: the blog looks sooo good and this post needs to be in LALM, stat!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Yay! Thanks so much, Bella. I hope you like the result if you try it. Definitely let me know! (:

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Alexis Grace February 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I ***really*** like the this DIY! I can’t wait to try it out!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks so much, Alexis! I hope you like it if you give it a try. :)

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Courtney February 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The thing I love most about this post is that it involves zero sewing !

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Haha! Absolutely. If I can do it, anyone can. ;)

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Holly February 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

WHOA. What an awesome idea!! I loooooove this!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Hee! Thanks, Holly!

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Juju @ Tales of Whimsy.com February 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Oh my! How clever! Thanks for sharing. This is a great idea especially for when someone is traveling and needs a purse to match her outfit on the fly. :)

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

My pleasure! Isn’t that the truth – manage to fit a few scarves in your suitcase and you won’t have to worry about packing extra handbags, either!

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Gabrielle February 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm

This is such a neat idea!! I need to try this. I would never have thought to use a scarf in this way.

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thanks, dear! Let me know what you think if you try it. I had heard about it before, but I’ve never seen anyone on the street using it. There are an abundance of YouTube videos about it, too!

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Gaby February 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

who are you?! that looks like a real bag!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Hahaha! Thank you! ;) It really does, I was afraid the picture on the mannequin wouldn’t give the full effect – you have to see it in person – but I think it turned out better than expected.

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Jenmarie February 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I think it’s wonderful that you posted a tutorial for the scarf bag! It’s super cute and perfect for Spring and even Summer!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Thanks, Jen! It’s definitely perfect for the warmer seasons – especially summer. I can’t see myself using it as an everyday bag, but it’s perfect for a trip to the beach or flea market, that sort of thing. (:

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Melanie February 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

So, so cute! I love your iron dressform…it’s so beautiful! Lovelovelove this idea, but sadly, I don’t have scarves to try this out with. All I own are circle scarves! Might need to try this out from my sister’s closet!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Aww, thanks! The form is something I’ve had for a few years, I got it from a HomeGoods store. It’s a fun decoration – who knew I’d have use for it on the blog! I hope you get to try the DIY out, it’s so fun. This is my only square scarf, everything else I have are either rectangular or infinity scarves. I haven’t found a way to rework the DIY for those yet!

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THE-LOUDMOUTH February 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Such a great idea! It looks simple enough for even a lazy bum like me!!

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Casee Marie February 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Ha! It is, I promise you. If I can do it, there’s no question anyone else can. You don’t even need any pins or anything! ;)

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Mariana February 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

This is a great tutorial- will definitely try it out soon :)

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