Souvenir scarves makeover

This short post is my attempt to pull myself out of this September haze.  I don’t know if I’m being lazy or just plain exhausted.  September, the first month of the school year, always sucks the energy out of me.

Through this haze I still managed to sew small projects.  I found these scarves tucked among other travel souvenirs when I did some cleaning few weeks ago and decided to give them a quick makeover.

Cambodia Calling

These scarves were hotel giveaways in Cambodia.  We were there for a week last year and stayed in two different hotels as a way to maximize our visit.  Two hotels, two guests, four scarves and one makeover result –   a tablecloth.




I’m not a fan of fringe so the obvious choice was to cut them away, join the two pieces together and hem.  Now we have a cover that gives our dining table an Asian vibe!  The only thing missing is my favorite steamed rice from Harbor City.

I still don’t know what to do with the other two.  Accents for throw pillow cases, maybe?

Granada Dreaming

I think fondly of Granada.  Fresh sea foods, delicious paellas and tapas, and of course the wonders of Alhambra made it one of our best trips ever.  The only thing  I would grumble about was the weather when we were there.  We thought it would already be warm in April so the entire party (my husband, mother-in-law and sis-in law) didn’t bring enough warm clothes.

I bought this scarf in a market when the chilly wind became unbearable.  I never used it again after the trip.  It kinda looked like it had seen better days until last weekend when I was on a mission to upcycle souvenir scarves.  And sometimes, all it takes is a good trim.




Have a great weekend, everyone!


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2 Responses to Souvenir scarves makeover

  1. I like your ideas about the tablecloths. Thanks for sharing. Have nice weekend

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