Thursday, January 19, 2012

DIY Tshirt scarf

This is a tutorial for a DIY Tshirt scarf.
First, find an old Tshirt either of yours or your significant other.  In my opinion, the larger the better as it will make a longer scarf and you will be able to tie it easily around your neck (if you choose).  I apologize for the picture here, but this Tshirt is actually a black Tshirt that I stole from hubby's closet.  Shhhh...nobody tell him ok?  Ok, good. 
I forgot to take a picture of the next stop, but take an ordinary paper plate (you can use anything circular, but I liked the size of a paper plate), place it face down on the shirt, and trace circles all over the Tshirt until you run out of material.  Mine made about 8 and the Tshirt was an XL.  Oh-and this works best if the shirt does not have seams down the side(s) as you will get more circles from the shirt.
The next two steps may take a while until you get a rythm down, but bare with me....
Cut all the circles out and then start cutting each circle into a spiral.  As you can see below, I cut strips about 1/2 wide (maybe 3/4 inch).  I hope that last part makes sense since I didn't get to video the process. 
After all the sprial strips are cut, lay two peices end to end and use fabric glue to secure the two peices together.  Let dry.  Again, forgot to take a picture of the next step, but I just got a small strip from the same shirt and tied it around the middle section, knoting it to secure.  This will make one long scarf. 
Here is a (horrible) self portrait of the scarf.  I love this scarf and get compliments on it all the time!  I even made my daughter a white one from a childs' size large Tshirt. 
**And because I became so addicted to these Tshirt scarves, I went to my local thrift store and found several different colors and sizes and the best part is they were all $1 each! 

Thanks for stopping in!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Reid, thanks for the tutorial. I am a new visitor to your blog and I've spent some extra time browsing through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that.You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoy the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary