How to make a beach wrap

I mentioned in a previous blog post that a kind friend gave me a big fat bag of fabric a good few months back. My purpose with this blog is primarily to re-use as much as I can. Some of the fabric had marks. She told me her cat used to sleep on the fabric when he was still in this world.

Tie around neck

This mauve piece of fabric came in two pieces. And had some stains. I first soaked them and washed them to see if the marks would come out. No luck, and worse, one piece had a hole. I cut away what couldn’t be used and then sewed the two pieces together with a French seam. I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine over the French seam so it wouldn’t look too obviously sewed together.

I used poly-viscose

You need a piece of fabric 1.5 to 2.0 metres long and 1.0 to 1.5 metres wide. The wider you are, the longer your sarong needs to be. And the longer you want the sarong to sit, the wider it needs to be.
To wear this, wrap it around your body and take the two top ends in your hands in front of you. Wrap them around your neck and tie at the nape of your neck.

Stitching two pieces together with a decorative seam

This sarong is fabulous for hot balmy evenings at home, lounging in the garden or for a beach cover up. You could also wear it with bold sparkly earrings and sandals for a night out on a tropical holiday.

Sarong pattern

Visit the Greenie Galleries at the top of this page to see older DIYs. I’ve shared myriad fashion upgrades from FREE sewing patterns to tutorials for making jewelry from food packaging.
As always, I try to up-cycle or recycle.

I will be back with more next week,