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Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose Scarves.

It’s like magic! With an abracadabra and 30 simple projects, crafters can transform almost any scarf into a luxe pillow, plush bunny, breezy curtains, and other wonderful things. A basics section explains all the techniques, how-to-illustrations serve as a guide, and, where necessary, templates are included.

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For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: How would you repurpose a scarf?

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
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    Dec 15, 2012, 03.30 PMby nicsev

    It would depend on the pattern but a feminine top would be nice

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    Dec 14, 2012, 12.59 AMby Jo Jo

    I re-purposed a brown scarf into a Princess Leia toque.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.00 AMby Shira B

    a skirt :)

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    Dec 11, 2012, 10.53 PMby megatron

    I have made mittens out of old wide scarves… I have seen people frame scarves too (usually silk ones that have been dyed artistically).

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    Dec 11, 2012, 08.40 PMby taysha1128

    Long scarves can be turned into tunics

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.47 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this comment to win! We have enjoyed reading what you all have had to say. Stay tuned, I will be updating the blog shortly with the winning commenter.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 04.36 AMby emmaneezer

    A clutch would be lovely!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 12.12 AMby Sadie Fox Metter

    I would love to use some of my vintage scarf collection for sweet little dresses for my two daughters. Or maybe even simple elastic waist skirts for them. So cute.

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    Dec 9, 2012, 10.47 PMby magnolia729

    I use some of my silky colorful scarfs as belts. Especially nice with jeans:-)

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    Dec 9, 2012, 08.39 PMby Stitchless


    I have so many videos to show how to repurpose scarves here are just a few! Cardigan with scarf peplumhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QMuZYdwD8A

    This Prada inspired Vintage Scarf Tophttp://youtu.be/A-Klue2Y0W0

    And I always love to use vintage scarves for linings to bagshttp://youtu.be/6ccKb0xCTHE

    Take a look at my STITCHLESS TV sewing channel on You Tube for many more repurpose ideas.

    Thanks alot,


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    Dec 9, 2012, 07.53 PMby nani

    I never thought of it. So the magical answer is : pillows cases! _

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    Dec 9, 2012, 02.25 AMby littleharvey94

    Hmm, I’d use a scarf to add small contrasting fabric details to garments I suppose… Never really thought about it much before!

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    Dec 8, 2012, 07.07 PMby monadnock

    I have a few that would make the most beautiful baby clothes - little dresses or rompers, or little pinafores.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 02.33 PMby 20beverly08

    sew together old scarves of multiple textures and colors and fabrics. then put them together for a simple kimono by using long rectangles for the sleeves and one giant rectangle for the back and front to wrap around, and tie with another scrap scarf.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 11.18 AMby SuitsMe

    I would use it for piping.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 04.59 AMby Anniemollison

    I would try the pattern in Burda Style 7/2012 Luck Top 118. Just perfect for it.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 04.36 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I don’t know, maybe a bag or something. I actually have a shopping bag full of old scarves from my grandmother’s that I would like to do something with…

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    Dec 8, 2012, 03.53 AMby dianajanssen

    Depends on the age of the scarf and how the fabric is holding up. Skirts and tops are at the top of the list for fabric in good shape. If only small pieces are useful – pocket linings or pockets for bags (reinforced, of course). Each fabric has it’s own thing it wants to be.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 01.44 AMby libra-s

    Depends on the size, scarves can be used as belts or t-shirts.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 01.25 AMby jkaori

    If large enough, I think scarves could be a cool lining for a vest or a jacket. Or they can be cut into strips and used to trim collars, cuffs and plackets. I’ve been obsessed with bows lately, so it might be fun to make a v-neck top and add the scarf to the neckline and wear it tied into a bow!

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    Dec 7, 2012, 11.45 PMby hhhfashion

    I made a vintage scarf skirt one time, it was amazing. I may of had a vintage scarf addiction for a bit.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 11.35 PMby Cheryl Cargill

    I love using vintage hankies in quilted projects and I imagine using larger scarves would open up many more possibilities.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 10.11 PMby awil

    I don’t, so I guess I need this book.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 10.00 PMby Martinuz

    Just started recyling my old clothes…would love some more inspiration !

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.32 PMby sewicked

    This is something I already do; take 2 squares the same size, lay them one atop another at 90 degree angles, sew small rings where the edges meet, run a cord through them, and almost-instant bag.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.21 PMby verenahartmann

    Wow, I hadn’t thought about that before! :)

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.10 PMby univacgrl

    I use scarf pieces as applique decorations on bags and shirts.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.05 PMby HelenMoore

    My daughter brought back a scarf from Iraq and I use it for a dresser scarf so I can see it every day.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.00 PMby rltejkl

    I love to update my purses so use scarfs as the straps.

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    Dec 7, 2012, 07.59 PMby onceworn

    I love repurposing scarves into fabric cuffs. I cut strips and sew rouleauxs then make them into multi strand bracelets. (www.onceworn.etsy.com) Would love to make a simple cap sleeve top from a scarf – use it for the front and contrast it with plain silk on the back.

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