Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project: Tee Shirt Scarf

     "Excuse me miss, but where did you get that beautiful and flattering scarf?"  I'm sure many of you will be thrilled to admit that you made this yourself!  Be prepared to surprise your friends and show off your style and creativity. :) This one is super easy, you really can't go wrong.....unless you lack opposable thumbs. :)

What you need:
A few old tee shirts and tanks
Needle and Thread
Creativity and Patience

To begin, cut 1 inch strips of fabric from your shirts and tank tops.  You can cut side to side or top to bottom, depending on how long you want your scarf to be.  If you go from side to side, make sure to cut the sides to make it a strip rather than a tube shape.

Using strips from several different fabrics, braid and assemble pieces of different lengths.  We used 1 to 2 braids in our scarves, but feel free to be creative and see what you can do.  We also took individual strips and incorporated them into our design.

Once you have your scarf assembled the way you want it, secure it by cutting a shirt sleeve down the seam to wrap around the adjoining ends.

Take both ends of your scarf and tie together (we used an extra fabric scrap for added security). 

Then, tightly wrap the sleeve around the ends to create a clean finish.  Stitch the sleeve together and also attach it to pieces of the scarf itself in order to secure it in place.

SHAAAAZAMMMMM!  You have a unique and jaw-dropping (not really) scarf made with lots of love (or two tablespoons of boredom). :)

PS:  We suck at taking pictures together right after the project, so you don't get to see Lacey's face :(  Or her scarf, which was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much cooler than Lindsay's.  By the way, can you tell who wrote this part? ;)