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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: November 19, 2012

The easiest, no-cost, coolest fashion diy ever

Maybe that’s a grand statement to make, but I stand by this no-sew, no-cost, scarf turned bag project. It takes but a minute to make and is a great way to repurpose old cotton or silk scarves you might have kicking around.  All you need for this project is one square scarf. The scarf I’m using in this tutorial measures 28″ x 28″,  though a smaller size will also work.

Start by laying your scarf printed side down.

Next tie a simple knot at each corner of the scarf. Make sure you make the knot with at least 3″ of fabric above it like so:

Repeat this step at every corner of the scarf and it will look like this once you’ve knotted each corner.

To create the bag “handles”, simply take one corner across from another corner and double knot the ends together.

And that’s all it takes. Now you’ve got yourself a one-of-a-kind bag that takes seconds to make.

If you want to carry heavier items in these bags (say a bottle of wine), you might consider sewing the knotted handles together, just to make sure a heavy unload doesn’t undo your knots. I’ll be stocking up on vintage scarves and using these as hostess gifts or to wrap presents to my friends in. Please send photos if you try this project and let me know what you think!

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