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tutorial: DIY beach cover-up using scarves and buttons

You guys know of my simple beach cover-up tutorial, right? Guess what? I found a way to make a similar item of clothing using much simpler methods. Rather, I saw something like this at the mall and I had a typical DIYer moment (i.e. I muttered “I can make this myself.”).


To make a buttoned scarf beach cover-up, you will need the following:

2 scarves of the same design

6 buttons

needle and thread

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tutorial: light drape cardigan

Drastic changes in temperature drive me insane. Stepping outside an airconditioned mall to the taxi  stand will have me sweating seven ways to Sunday. Conversely, if I step inside a freezing room from somewhere warm, my tummy will do sommersaults. Or I’ll get a migraine.

Because I seem to have an old lady’s body, I needed a light cardigan. I made a DIY cardigan, of course. This DIY light cardigan is just the right garment for keeping my body from going berserk. Bonus: this can be a great DIY beach cover-up, too.



1. Take one of your loose shirts and copy it’s size. From the tip of the sleeves, simply make a curve to the hem, as shown by the illustrations above.

2. The length is entirely up to you. If you wish to make a beach cover-up, though, I suggest that  you go long.

3. The front pieces are basically half pieces of the back panel but with added flaps. These flaps will give your cardigan that drape effect. The size of the flap is entirely up to you but I suggest that these be more than 12 inches from the middle point.


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