Monday, May 9, 2016

The Travel Scarf With A Secret Pocket

Hello Readers. My crafty daughter has been busy recently and she made this scarf for her upcoming trip to Italy. She had been warned by many people to watch out for pick-pockets. She found many scarves online that could hide a Passport, but they were over-priced the color selection was limited. 


She got some pretty knit material from the fabric store. She folded it in half and cut out two small square-ish pieces to make a pocket. She made sure it was big enough for her Passport and credit cards.


She arranged the long piece of fabric face down. She put the pocket pieces on it with the right sides facing each other. She lined up the edges of the pieces with a zipper.


She attached the pocket and zipper to one side of the fabric. Then she attached the other side edge to the other side of the zipper.


This picture is the best at showing the placement of all the fabric pieces and the zipper. Here is the zipper attached. It made this into a long tube. She connected the edges of both pocket pieces. She attached the middle and then flipped it right-side out.


She connected the two ends of the fabric to each other to make an infinity scarf. The secret pocket is well hidden. 


Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


*Authors Note: My daughter got so many requests for these scarves that she started selling them. You can see all the beautiful scarves she has made at her Etsy shop, Sew Stunning Designs. There are so many colors and designs to choose from, go check it out.


***BONUS TRACK***

I have been cleaning out my closet (I know, just reading that put you to sleep, right?) and one thing I did was buy cheap pool noodles at the dollar store. I cut them down and put them in my boots to keep their shape until next winter. It's like they are standing at attention.


That's all for now.





6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful scarf and serves an important purpose. Your daughter must be getting excited about her trip!

    That is a great tip about the boot inserts. I don't have a pool noodle but I have some unused pipe insulation that comes in a tube similar to that; now I know what to use it for.

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    1. Thanks Jenny-o. She has come home safely and loved every minute of it.

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  2. What a brillant idea never knew you could get these. Thanks for the tip.

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  3. I made a similar scarf but instead of a zipper I used velcro to close the pocket and put the pocket on the short seam, not the long one. Same effect, but a little easier if you don't like dealing with zippers.

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    1. Great idea! Thanks for the comment. Easier is always better.

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