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Thanks to a bank holiday; this weekend is a long one.  It makes the perfect excuse to get my sewing machine out (not that I ever need an excuse), and this is what I made; inspired by the Freepeople chambray bandana top.

It's super easy to make!  Start by pinning the scarf to the front panel of an old shirt.  Line up the scarf hem to the buttons.  Next cut the scarf under the arm seam and down side seam, I left a few centimetres excess here.  Tack loosely to keep in in place while sewing then get your machine out and stitch the scarf to the front panel. Remove tacking thread and trim of excess scarf, and your done! If you make one id love to see it, email me a picture.

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  1. Cute! I mended and embellished an old messenger bag with pretty ribbons this weekend and it was quite a satisfying crafty experience.

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    1. it is so satisfying, I love doing a project over weekends.

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  2. Love this! Might have to try this...

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    1. if you do let me know how you get on.

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  3. Love this so! What a great idea!

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  4. Beautiful! I absolutely love this. Well done. There's nothing like making your own clothes.

    x

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  5. Ahh, I love this!! And one of the best parts about it is that it doesn't require advanced sewing skills. Your particular scarf is such a beautiful combination with that chambray, too!

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    1. thank you! it really is so easy and quick to do. i'd love to see yours if you make one.

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  6. OMG i love this.. would have never ever though of doing this.

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  7. Very intersting! follow each other darling?:X

    FashionSpot.ro

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  8. I love that top! You did a great job!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  9. Gah! I love this! I so want to make one now! A thrift store trip is definitely in my plans this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. this is amazing :)
    I love love love your blog!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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  11. Your shirt looks amazing. I think this is going to have to go onto my list of DIY projects I must make!

    http://prudenceandaustere.blogspot.com

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  12. That shirt is gorgeous!

    ♥ Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  13. omgsh i love this! makes me want to get a sewing machine and start making things on my own! you make it sound so easy! haha

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  14. Love love love the blog!
    if you dont mind i just posted about this diy in my blog...with credits.. !
    awesome idea! :)
    xoxo
    Ana Mol
    www.anamolstyle.com

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  15. Hellooooooo! Just found your tutorial via SwellMayde. What a totally great idea - your shirt looks amazing, keep up the great work! Katie. xxx

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  16. This really looks great, I love the scarf! Thanks for the tutorial, I'd never had thought of doing this! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Absolutely love this. Found it on pinterest and had to drop by and tell you. Have a great day.

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  18. This is beautiful! Thanks for showing the DIY : ) New follower!

    Melanie from My Billie

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  19. I picked up such a great scarf this weekend at a flea market and now I'm officially on the hunt for a denim button up! Cant wait to find one so I can give this a try :) looks amazing!

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  20. I love this SO much, I have the perfect scarf to do it with. I featured this on my blog today, I hope you don't mind.

    xomando
    www.mandatorycreations.blogspot.com

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  21. I found a great site it shows how to turn your scarves into tops. Go to http://thescarfboutique.co.uk/pages/How-to-tie-a-scarf.html and look at the top one. This definitely works. I used a 90 x 90 cms scarf. Looks amazing and means all those scarves I have now turn into designer tops which no one else wears. You can also with a larger scarf double it up to wrap around the front. Looks great on its own or with a jacket and feels amazing to wear. Hope this helps

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  22. Looks better than the Free People shirt!! Awesome job. Where did you get your chambray shirt? I love the pearl snaps :)

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  23. Neat idea! I have a structured denim dress that is ripped at one of the seams. This could be a good way to reinvent it.

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  24. Hi, I was just reading the 'Tea Rose Home' blog and she is very upset that someone has copied her free tutorial and is selling it. The same seller has other tutorials for sale too and after a quick search on google images I've found yours is one of them she has stolen. The link is here http://www.listia.com/auction/8406817-diy-vintage-lookin-shirt. Tea Rose Home has had her comments blocked by the seller but is contacting Listia. I hope you can do something about this too as it is just terrible. I hope it never happens to me. Good luck, Megan

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! Further action will be taken on this.

      Zoe xx

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  25. Thanks for the absolutely brilliant idea! You helped me save a mangled blouse - and transform it into something insanely awesome: http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/2013/04/12/saved-by-a-scarf/

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  26. I LOVE this!! I think it's much prettier than the one in Freepeople. I'll definitely try to make it and if I do it I'll send you a picture and I'll put it on my blog, visit!

    Kisses :)
    Dare To HAPPEN

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  27. So much cuter than the free people one! Cutest shirt ever! Where did you find the scarf? I love the colors!

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  28. I have a denim shirt with a stain on the pocket. What a great way to cover it up.

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