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Scarf Halter for Summer

By: Etcetorize

If you're thinking about different summer craft activities to attempt, try making this Scarf Halter for Summer. This tutorial will teach you how to make clothes with great instructions. It's a lot easier than you think. You can conveniently recycle an old scarf which you no longer use and fashion it into a new piece of clothing for yourself. This is a great way to make clothes, have fun and stay cool in the summertime. Give it a try.

Scarf Halter for Summer


  • Large scarf
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine and measuring tape


  1. Fold your scarf in half and cut along folded edge. Now you have two pieces.

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  2. Take one piece and cut a 2-3" strip off the cut edge. (This step is optional if you need larger halter pieces and will make straps out of an alternate material.)

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  3. Cut your strip down the middle so that you'll have two long strips 1-1.5" wide.

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  4. With the remaining piece from step 2, fold over corners to create triangles on either end. Cut the bottom layer of the scarf along the inside edges.

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  5. Fold the small squares to make a triangle. Press the folded edge. Zig-zag or serge the unfinished edges and stitch along the inside of the finished edge. This creates lined halter pieces.

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  6. Measure approximately 3" in from each corner. Stitch long basting stitches in between your marks to gather.

    Scarf Halter for Summer
  7. Find your large rectangle and mark the center of the cut edge. Place your halter pieces on either side. You can overlap yours like I did to ensure good coverage, or if you're a little more daring and you're lucky enough to have cleavage that you like to show off, you can have the triangles meet at the center. In either case, pin your pieces right sides down, raw edges even, and stitch in place.

    Scarf Halter for Summer
  8. Make sure you're happy with the fit and finish the raw edge with a zig zag or serger. Pull out your basting threads and press the seam allowance down towards the bodice all along the entire edge.

    Scarf Halter for Summer
  9. Fold your skinny long pieces in half lengthwise with right sides together and stitch. If you want wider straps use a smaller seam allowance. Trim your seam allowance and turn your strap so that it's right side out.

    Scarf Halter for Summer
  10. Attach one strap to each triangle bra top corner.

    Scarf Halter for Summer

  11. Use the little square piece left over from all the cutting to make a couple of short straps like the steps above. Attach them right into the seam allowance of the upper bodice edge.

             Scarf Halter for Summer

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What an inventive idea! You did a really great job on this!

to make them i used the small square to make a sleeve for elastic. it's still open at the back and reassures me it won't come undone.

Has great potential. Have material in my work room that will be ideal. Would never wear it with back open like the photo so will experiment. Will also adapt for children and possibly a camisole top.thanks for the inspiration.

Would bandannas work?


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