I mentioned in a previous post that I had picked up some fabric from Jo-Ann’s I intended on making into a beach cover-up. Well I couldn’t be more pleased with my final result. I have invented what I like to call the “cover-up scarf” it’s like a blanket scarf, only instead of turning into a blanket, it turns into a cover-up, actually seven cover-ups. I’m sure it can be made into more, I just stopped at lucky number seven. The trick that makes this work is that you hide the slit you cut for the neck-hole by bunching the fabric in that area when it’s not in use.
The best part is that it is super easy to make! It can easily be done in less than a half hour. All you do is fold your fabric in half hamburger style, and cut a line down the middle. Use trial and error to see how deep you want to make the cut. After that, all you need to do is finish your edges so they don’t fray, and boom! Coverup scarf done.
In order for this coverup scarf to work, I strongly recommend that you use the same fabric I did. I spent over an hour in the store making sure I got the right one. The one I got is perfect because it’s sheer and lightweight enough to be worn as a scarf, but also thick enough to actually cover-up when I need it too. I got it in Very Berry, which is sold out online, but you can click here to see if it’s in a store near you. Or you can get it in Purple or Black online. I’m 5’9 and I bought a yard and a quarter and used the whole thing. The bolt is 62 inches wide. Mine was on sale, so the whole thing cost me $8.10 with tax. You should be able to get it for a similar price because they always offer coupons from 30%-50% off.
I really love how breezy and bright it is. I’ve worn this to the beach a few times and I have loved it! It also makes nursing at the beach SO EASY!
So what are you waiting for?! Go make one :)