Scarf to tunic

Scarf to tunic

Scarf to tunic

We show you how to transform a scarf into a tunic!

You’ll need

  • 1 rectangular scarf (ideal size 60cm x 180-200cm)
  • tailor’s chalk

To make

  1. Fold the scarf in half lengthways. Mark the centre point along the fold line using tailor’s chalk. This is
    where your neckline will go.
  2. Cut a slit perpendicular to the fold to run 10cm down the back and 25cm down the front (see diagram
    online). Sew all around the slit, leaving a 1.2cm border. This will strengthen the tunic’s neckline.
  3. Fray the edges of the fabric around the neckline. (Alternatively, add a cute pompom fringe or
    a rolled hem at the neckline.)
  4. Sew the side seams as shown on the diagram, leaving generous armholes and slits up the sides
    for easy fitting.
  5. Hem as desired, with a line of stitching and frayed edge, or a rolled hem.
Click here to download the scarf to tunic diagram



Magazine issue date: January, 2017

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.