DIY scarf bag (Hermes Knotting Cards)

6.10.2011
(topshop dress, asos cuff)

I’ve always been attracted to beautiful scarves, but I usually do the same old thing… simply wrap them around my head. Last Christmas, I received these Hermes Knotting Cards that teach you an endless amount ways to accessorize with a scarf. They are so inspiring! And to top it off, the illustrations are so adorable and extremely easy to follow.

Above I show you the steps from my favorite card, to make this “Maxi Sac”. And if you don’t have a scarf lying around, I tried another version with leftover fabric (about 1 ¼ yards)… and it worked out just as well! This will definitely be my go to beach bag… Enjoy!


Update:  I've gotten a few questions about the ability to open and close the bag.  There is only a knot in the middle, and has an opening on the left and right side of the knot (allowing you to place things inside, once the bag is already made).  Let me know if you have any other questions.

27 comments:

Dora said...

This looks so cool :)Thanks for sharing

Nicole Richie Anon. said...

Amazing scarves. Looks great as a bag xx

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Whhhhhat??!! Stop just stop making such cool diys..kidding!! I love this just a great way to upcycle a scarf (plus its too hot to wear around my neck right now)..you are on such a roll my friend

Anonymous said...

really cool and easy!! will try the next time i go to the beach! :)

xoxo!

onyx feather said...

love love love this post. perfect for summer. i can't to go home and try this with my favorite scarf!

elle said...

neat! must try... a great way to wear my scarves in a new way!

Fashion Intel said...

So cool! I cannot wait to try this - you are just so creative.

Aney said...

I'm seriously in awe after seeing this post - I need to get my hands on these knotting cards soon since I work right next to a Hermes store!

I'm just slightly confused as to how this "bag" can hold anything. Will I have to pack my stuff prior to folding it into a bag?! Haha

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

you always have the best diys!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Anonymous said...

Those cards are awesome and you make it look so easy.

April said...

this is awesome! i totally need to do it! but also...how do you open it to, like, get stuff out?! lol

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swellmayde said...

hi guys! thanks for all the amazing comments!

i added an update about the opening of the bag. hope it answers everyone's question :)

xoxo, aimee

Tereza Anton said...

I love these bags too, so cool and perfect for the summer.

Follow me but shut up said...

wow love it girl...

KINGA said...

LOVE IT! xx. wow!!
ps thank you for your lovely comment! xx,Kinga.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great idea! Definitely will have to try this one.

Petiteélégant said...

wow..thank you for sharing. I am obsessed with scarves also. Can't wait to make these.

The Odd and Chic said...

Wow this is awesome!

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xxx

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love this beautiful scarf! :)

Clemence M. said...

Love It ! Thank You !
xoxo

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Penelope said...

I saw it just now and I LOVE it!!!

Bromeliad said...

Nice. Great use of all those big scarves I love but don't seem to wear.

renee said...

I tried this today, and had such high hopes, unfortunately I think the scarf I used is too small. How large of a scarf did you use? Mine was a square, probably 24"x24". I got it tied and everything ok, but it was too short to really put over my shoulder.

Kleine Wunder überall said...

These cards are quite similar to the japanese Furoshiki - which essentially is just a way of putting knots in cloth to create bags, clothing, gift wraps - whatever.

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