Remember that t-shirt quilt I shared last week? I began to wonder about all those scraps that I was creating. I really hate to throw fabric away. I even keep pretty small scraps thinking, “I bet I could use this for something.” Then came the hunt. I found several ideas for t-shirt scraps. Which of course, I pinned a couple.
One thing that I had seen several times on the wonderful world wide web was a t shirt scarf. It looked really easy, so I decided to make my own. I took pictures along the way, just in case you wanted to give it a try. So, take out an old t-shirt and follow along. 🙂
You really only need the bottom 8-10 inches of the t shirt. You could use the rest to make your own t shirt quilt.
1. Lay out your t shirt nice and flat.
2. Measure up the bottom of the hem 8-10 inches
depending on how thick you like your scarf.
I love my rotary cutter and ruler, but the first one I made was with scissors.
Totally your preference.
3. Now cut the hem off the shirt.
4. For this step, I use my scissors because it’s easier. Cut 1/2 inch strips from one side of the shirt to the other leaving about an inch uncut before you reach the other side
(see picture below).
5. Keep cutting 1/2 inch strips all the way from one side to the other. Don’t worry about them being perfect because you won’t be able to tell.
6. Hold one side of the scarf with one hand and pull each 1/2 inch strip until it curls up.
I pulled each one 3-4 times to make them curl up a lot.
7. Here are all my strips curled up nicely.
8. Unfold that 1 inch portion that you left uncut. Gather it in your hand.
You are getting ready to place a tie around it.
9. I cut a thin strip from the sleeve of the original t-shirt to use as my tie.
Just wrap it around and around the uncut portion and tie in a knot.
10. Say Woo Hoo! You’re done.
Here’s a picture of the scarf with it’s full length:
Here’s a picture of a hot pink t shirt scarf that I just doubled. Really cute either way.
You could even add a flower pin or some other embellishment.
A perfect scarf for any time of year.
Don’t forget to pin this tutorial if you want to remember where you found it!
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