This weeks project is a little different, but I thought y’all might be up for a little fashion project this summer! A friend of mine saw these cute wrap around swimsuit cover-ups in a couple of catalogs selling for around $40 and decided to give it a try, DIY-style. Her version is made from a cotton knit sheet that had been in the linen closet for who knows how long. She was able to get two wraps out of one queen sheet.
The first step was to cut the sheet in half. Depending on how wide or long you want your wrap, you can cut down the middle either direction.
Once you have your rectangle cut, you need to fold it in half again and cut the arm holes. You need to cut a tear drop shaped piece away from the 2 corners leaving a strip of fabric that will make the strap. You can decide how thin you want it to be. You may want to start with a smaller hole and leave room around the edges to try it on and cut more if you need it to be bigger.
The next step she added was using bleach to do a tie-dye pattern on the fabric. Of course this step is optional. You may choose to have a printed fabric to start with or stick with a solid color.
That’s basically all there is to this simple project! Once you try your wrap on, you can decide how long you want your wrap and cut away extra fabric. Another option is to do the same project with a beach towel. It will not be stretchy like the knit fabric, but it will be easy for girls to throw on after a swim!
Thanks Misty for this great idea (I love it!) I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)