Old Curtain to Crochet Shrug

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Crochet is all the rage right now. So cute. So fresh. So fun! And you can get in on some crochet action — even if you don’t know how or don’t have the time to crochet.

Find an old crochet curtain at the thrift store. Believe me, there are mountains of them waiting for you to bring them home to transform.


Don’t worry if it’s not the right color, you can easily solve that problem. Start by running the curtain through the washing machine with hot water and lots of bleach.


Dye the curtains following the directions on the package of your preferred dye.


Now that you have the color just right, cut away some of the width of the rod pocket. Then press under a quarter inch on both sides and pin.


Next, topstitch close to the edge.


Measure the length of your arm from your wrist to your armpit. Fold the curtain in half lengthwise. Using your arm measurement minus 2 inches, pin and sew along the edge. Do this on both sides, leaving the middle section open.


Slip both arms through and you have a nice shrug, perfect when the weather is a bit cooler. You can wear this with a sleeveless dress to bring it into fall. Or, for a more casual look, wear it with a tank and jeans.






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