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It has turned brutally cold up here in Michigan 🥶 and was even snowing today! While I was growing up in Buffalo, NY my mom always begged me to wear a scarf to school. I hated scarves to the max, man! I was cool…I wasn’t going to wear no scarf. Now a days, I live in them 😆. Isn’t that funny? Not only do they keep me warm, but they cover up my neck (ha ha if you’re over 40 you know what I’m talking about). So, yes it’s all about a “Repurposed Pillowcase Scarf” today…just look how cute it is!

This cute scarf is 1 of 15 thrifty ideas the “Thrifty Style Team” and I are sharing. Our theme this month is Christmas, although there are a few Fall ideas, too.

So, here I am below in my bathroom with my new fancy black & red plaid scarf. I think you can tell I am pretty excited about it 😂. It really doesn’t take much to make me happy, lol.

You may have noticed the pillowcase is rather large? Yes, it is in fact a large king size pillowcase from a flannel plaid sheet set I purchased a few years ago. My husband and I have a king size bed, but we use 6 standard size pillows to sleep with. The flannel pillowcases were so pretty I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. The pattern is also very popular for Christmas, so I saved the pillowcases for a snowy day.

BOOM. Wrap it up, Julie.

So, anyway…I think this has been possibly the easiest repurposing project ever. I literally didn’t have to do anything to the pillowcase, except fold it, and wrap it around my neck. Can I tell you how cozy the flannel feels double wrapped around my neck? Well, I just did, and I promise you no polar vortex is going to get inside my coat. This little scarf feel more like a pillow!

Here’s a little picture tutorial to show you how I folded the pillowcase to turn it into a scarf. Please know that if you try this, you can fold it any way you desire to get the look you want. There was no cutting involved, however if you cut both sides open the scarf could become a really long scarf, or a table runner. Do you have any other suggestions?

TIP: If you don’t have a king size flannel pillowcase, use your favorite flannel fabric to do the exact same thing I did with the pillowcase except, fold in all the rough edges so they are not showing.

This was so easy, I now have time to go have a cookie. Here’s the cookies incase you missed them this week!

Don’t forget there’s more from the thrifty stylers below…

DIY FELTED ACORN GARLAND from Chatfield Court
DRIED ALLIUM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS from The Creek Line House
DIY UPCYCLED SNOW GLOBE from The How-To Home
DIY WINE BOTTLE LUMINARIES from Postcards from the Ridge
FROSTED CHRISTMAS LUMINARIES from DIY Beautify
EASY DIY PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS from 2 Bees in a Pod
THRIFTY HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS from Bliss Ranch
REPURPOSED PILLOWCASE SCARF from Redhead Can Decorate
EASY HOLIDAY HOOPS from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
DECOUPAGE AND FRAMED CHRISTMAS CARD ON CANVAS from What Meegan Makes
DIY BIRCH LOG CHRISTMAS TREE CANDLE HOLDER from Unskinny Boppy
PERFECTLY FLOCKED PINE CONES from Duke Manor Farm
MERCURY GLASS PUMPKIN TABLESCAPE from Jennifer Rizzo
TERRACOTTA CHRISTMAS TREES from Salvage Sister and Mister
CANNING RING SNOWMAN from Cottage at the Crossroads

Dollar Store Peach & Purple Fall Table

Thanksgiving Table with Checkered Scarf

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18 Responses

  1. Bliss says:

    I’ve looked at old sweaters before and thought, yeah I can make mittens from that, but I must not have cool pillow cases because I’ve never looked at mine and thought I could make anything. Although I wouldn’t mind staying close to my pillow all day long.

  2. Cindy says:

    Great idea Julie! I have a red plaid flannel pillowcase that I hope I can use this year 😉 Still in the 50’s (and this is our ‘cold front’!!!)

  3. Julie – you are so smart! Love this adorable scarf!

  4. Ha! I love this! You’ve got me thinking about what fabric items I have around here that I can repurpose into a fun new scarf now!

  5. How clever! I Would have never thought to create a scarf in this way! You come up with some of the neatest ideas, Julie! I’m going to have my eyes peeled for fun Christmas pillowcases now!

  6. robert urtel says:

    good idea dude, sure can learn alot in BUFFALO, love, Dad in NY.

  7. Sharon Smith says:

    Love this scarf, girl!! Great for the 6″ of snow we currently have up here, in the forest of Northern lower, Michigan. (Really? is it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!). I use all of our flannel sheets, but have the idea of pickup up some at Goodwill on Black Friday. We always go to “adopt” a teddy bear or two, for display purposes. Might as well check out what they have in that area! Keep those great ideas coming! We love ’em <3

    Sharon

  8. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Loving your Brilliant idea.
    One thing I have plenty of around here is flannel material

  9. Lea says:

    Julie, What a great idea, and so cute too. Thank you.

  10. Meegan says:

    Just as cute and as simple as can be! Perfect thickness for living here in Vegas. And that pattern is so fun for the Holidays.
    Thanks for the idea, Julie!

  11. Mary Beth says:

    You are so clever and dang you look so pretty wearing it!

  12. Deborah says:

    I never would have thought. Such a fun idea!

  13. This is so clever! I just knew that you were going to show us how to cut it apart and sew it back together but there’s none of that nonsense involved at all, lol. Thanks for the great idea!

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