Ahh Pinterest….you have to love it. I usually find some pretty cool things on there. Over the weekend I stumbled on T-Shirt Scarves. I love the look of a scarf, but I don’t like all the bulk up close to my face. I tug on them all day. Maybe if I had a longer neck it would be different, but that isn’t going to change. There are several sites you can go to for directions on how to make a t-shirt scarf. I even found a couple You Tube videos to watch. Since I am a more visual learner it was helpful for me to see how it worked.
Basically, you take a cotton t-shirt and cut it off under the sleeves and then cut the hem off so you are left with a tube. Then you can do one of two things, either cut the shirt stopping just before the seam so you end up with what looks like a grass skirt, or completely cut the tube into one inch strips. Then you stretch each strip so that it rolls and starts to look like a noodle. Then, gather up all the “noodles” and use the hem piece to cover up the seams. I covered up both sets of seams on a couple of the ones I made. You can use the same fabric, or use ribbon or contrasting yarn to cover the seam. Then over your head it goes! You can wear it long, but I like to double it up so that it works like a necklace.
Very fun and very fast to make. No sewing required. I used scissors, 3 shirts, and my ever favorite Fabri-Tac glue! I got my shirts on clearance at JCP over the weekend. They were $3.50 each so that was a pretty good deal. Get crafting friends! It is fun!
Last but not least, the link below will take you to one of the videos that I watched. She does the “grass skirt” cut. It worked, but I found that cutting the t-shirt completely in strips worked better for me. If you try this out, let me know how it comes out!