November 01, 2010

Cozy Button Wrap with Disney from Ruffles and Stuff

Welcome to the first day of Refashionista!  I'm so glad you're here. 

Our first guest needs NO introduction, but I'm going to give her one anyhow.  This is Disney from Ruffles and Stuff (and her gorgeous daughter).  Her blog was one of the first craft blogs I found and I fell in love with it.  It wasn't just her amazing skills, but it was also her giving, thoughtful personality.  She and her blog feel so real and honest and I was really drawn to both.  Her blog made me want to start my own.  You could give Disney $3 and she would make something that looked like it was $3,000.  While she isn't currently blogging right now, I would still recommend following her.  She pops back in here and there and always has something incredible when she does.  


So, welcome Disney! 


Hey everyone!
It's so neat to be here at Cheri's place today with all of you. I don't think I could really express how much I love Cheri and her blog. She is--honestly--one of the nicest, cutest(am I right?), most creative persons I have ever come across. I'm constantly in awe of what she's doing, and don't tell any of the other wonderful bloggers I said this, but I do have to say that hers is probably my very favoritest blog, if I had to pick one. :O)
I'm also super excited for "refashionista" event! Refashioning is one of my favorite things to do. Not only is the "before & after" effect so fun, but refashioning is sort of like taking a short cut. And since I'm a pretty impatient person, it's right up my alley! :o)
The refashion I'm sharing today is something I call the "Cozy Button Wrap". I stole it from was inspired by this one over at the Ralph Lauren website.
Wear it buttoned..............wear it open!
Wear it belted....or as a wrap!
*These photos of me are not the most flattering, so I'm not sure it really sells the product. But at least you have a vague idea of how it looks on! :O)
So here's the how-to!
 
1.  Start by sewing two scarves together at one end to make one long scarf, and hem the other two ends to your desired length, using a zigzag stitch. (I used these two grey scarves from the Dollar Tree and cut off the ends. Hurray for the Dollar Tree!)
2. Cut two 6"x7.5" squares of fabric (I used an old sweater for mine) hem the top if needed, and pin them on your scarf with the bottom and ends folded under. Sew on with a straight stitch, backstitching on the top corners for durability.
3. Place your buttons where you'd like (you may want to try it on to find the right placement) and use scotch tape to hold them in place. Then you can sew them on by hand (if you're fancy) or you can cheat and just use a zigzag stitch to go between the two holes. (Be sure to adjust stitch length so your needle fits smoothly in each hole, and lower your feeds dogs so the fabric stays in place)
5. Again, if you are fancy, you can make real buttonholes, but my buttonhole-maker is broken. So I cut three pieces of felt, approx. 1.5x hight and .5x width of each button, stitched them on the other side of the scarf, and put a small slit in the center to slide the buttons through. Start small with the slit, it doesn't take as much as you'd think!
Ta-da!
A few tips:
  • If you can't find inexpensive matching scarves like mine, try using two scarf sized lengths of snuggly flannel (just remember to hem the sides), or for a super-simple version, try fleece! You can also experiment with two different colored scarves for a funky color block look.
  • You can also use fleece for the buttonhole pieces. Or any non-fraying fabric that is sturdy enough. I'd love to try some with leather scraps!
  • Don't forget the little ones! I made this fleece version for my little Paige in about ten minutes. (No need for buttonholes, just cut small slits!) And bonus-the buttons keep the scarf from constantly sliding off during busy toddler activities.  She loves it!
So there is my little addition to the refashioned pile, I hope you have fun with it!
Thanks again, Cheri. You're the sweetest thing. :o)
Have a wonderful day!

Thanks, Disney!  I am seriously excited to make one of these.  I especially love how it looks belted.  Darling!  Feel free to leave a comment here for Disney.  I'm sure she'll check them out.  Thanks for reading!

43 comments:

Tara said...

Must go to make the same for me and my little. Thanks so much. I love your site and blog of Disney too

Mruna Mistry said...

I love this scarf thing!Thanks for sharing...Yours is real cute...hate the Ralph Lauren ones though...they are plain ugly....

~april said...

i love disney too! (well who doesn't?) this isa great idea. whenever you wear your scarf open it just flutters in the wind. plus it totally cute!

Jami Nato said...

this is too freaking cute.

Tiggeriffic said...

Oh my goodness~! What a great idea~! You are so clever with the button holes... I make pillows and I hate to make those button holes.. This will make it easier for me. Thanks...I am going to make these scarves for my grandgirls.. They will love it..they are into fashion...~!

Tricia said...

Very cute. I was so excited when I saw that Disney was on the list for your refashionista event, I love her.

I also LOVE the idea of the felt pieces for the button holes, my button holer never works. I actually like the added dimension that the felt gives the scarf.

Disney said...

Thanks again for having me over! I'm so excited to see the rest of the projects this week! And thank you everyone else, too! :O)

SandyQuilts said...

Love love it. Gosh I was in Dollar Tree over the weekend ... I see another trip in my future.

Thanks so much.

Amie said...

I absolutely LOVE this. It's just the thing I was looking to make! And even better, seeing Disney again! Hope to see her pop up again soon. :) Please excuse me now as I run to a dollar tree.
Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

inday_adin said...

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. This is great to make as Christmas gift. Now I have an idea of what else to make to go with the hats that I plan on making as my Christmas gifts. Awesome! :)

Life is fun Here said...

Thank you to both of you ladies! I really like this tutorial and can't wait to try it!

Amy said...

I LOVE DISNEY!!! And I miss her so much! She is right up my alley...too cute!

amycornwell said...

This is so cute! Thank you for letting Disney come and share on your blog. I love the buttonholes...I actually thought this was the fancy way, it looks so much nicer than normal buttonholes. Can't wait to make my own!

Tori said...

Disney's blog and your blog are my favorite blogs. I'm so glad you too go together. I'm going to have to make me one of these and try to belt it. Disney is so cute she can pull off any look.

Kimi Coopet said...

Girl! You are rocking! I am making my daughter Karie & I matching ones!! Or at least matching colors because she wants cupcake buttons!!!

So adorable!

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

This is so cool, Disney! I have to agree with your comment on Cheri AND yours. Both of your blogs are in my top 10 favorite blogs (probably top 5). I love the one you made for Paige as well. So great! Thanks for popping in to share your talent with us still, because we miss it so it's a treat!

Twin Inspiration said...

How awesome is that. Disney's blog was one of the first I followed. She makes everything seem so simple. I love that she has been coming back for the occasional post. I get excited to see them.

Lisa

Justine said...

I totally want to make one of these!

Just Better Together

berg4 said...

Love this! I will have to give it a try

Delia said...

Disney! This is really great. You always make such unique creative things. The first thing I did when I saw the first picture was gasp and then I said out loud "that is SO cute!" You never cease to amaze me.

Leca Unplugged said...

Way to go Disney! That is simple and very chic. My girls would love that. Thanks for sharing today. Oh, and Happy Refashionista Day!

TCEWaters said...

This is a GREAT idea! Love it! This would make an awesome but inexpensive gift for all the friends on my list! :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Disney and Cheri! I'm linking up at DollarStoreCrafts.com on 11/03.

Marissa said...

Great idea! So happy to see Disney again and can't wait for the rest of refashionista week!

K said...

Okay, Disney, I think you are hysterical! I think these pictures of you are SO flattering! I was loving your outfit both with and without the scarf :) Where are your jeans from????? Please share! I LOVE this scarf and really want to make it!!

Kristina said...

She scores another one! So creative and functional and pretty and...and...
Kristina J.

Stacee Maree said...

Love it! I am on my way to dollar tree right now! thanks disney

Disney said...

Wow, thanks so much, K, that makes me feel good! The jeans are from Target. They're a couple of years old, but they still sell a very similar version.

casserole said...

This is so awesome!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-cozy-button-wrap/2010/11/01/

--Anne

Tiffany said...

I hear you Cheri, Disney really speaks in my sewing language. EASY! Her easy speak pushed me to buy a machine. (Not fancy like yours but a machine none the less) So thanks Disney and Cheri for sharing all your mad skillzzzzzzzz.

Lisa said...

This is so darn cute! I love how you did the button holes!! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Charity said...

Love it, love it, love it! I'm so excited to participate in this Refashionista Event. I was pretty psyched to see Disney was kicking us off. Loved this gorgeous scarf - here's my take: http://everythingniceblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/refashionista-day-1-fun-with-disney.html

alissa said...

This is such an awesome tutorial! Thanks :)

Nancy said...

Thanks, Disney! Another great project! Love it!

AsianLily said...

I heart Disney and I love this tutorial, thank you! And what an ingenious idea to make buttonholes, I have no idea how to use that feature on my sewing machine so I'm grateful for this shortcut.

Oh Holland! said...

Looks like I'll be going to the Dollar Tree while the kids are in school tomorrow! Thanks for another great idea, Disney!

Jason and Danielle said...

I swear I have never seen a craft Disney has done and not liked it. Her ideas are always fabulous! She did say on her blog you have lots of boy projects, which I am in need of. My son feels like I only sew for my daughter, which is sadly the case sometimes. so I ma on the lookout for fun boy projects so my bubba doesn't feel left out anymore:>

Mommybreath said...

I immediately went to the local fabric shop (sale on fleece!!!clearance on buttons!!! should have bought a lotto ticket). It looks like I have gifts for my sisters and niece all for under $8! Wow! Thanks Cheri and bless you Disney.:)

Chels+Jord said...

I made one already. So cute!

Heather said...

Well, I know what I am doing tomorrow. I can't wait!! The cold weather always sneaks up on you...not this time!

The SPANGLER said...

Well, if someone tried to just describe this to me I dont think I would have got it but I absolutely LOVE how it looks and the wonderful tute!!! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Love it.

Ren

Nicolette Gantert said...

I have to try this!!

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