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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

T-Shirt Scarf...

T-shirts are neat, awesome and apparently versatile.  For example did you know that you can make many different varieties of fashion scarves out of t-shirts?  Well I recently learned that fun fact.  I first noticed the t-shirt scarf on this blog which lead me to watch a couple videos featuring many different ways to make t-shirt scarves.  I chose the one that looked easiest.

1-Get a t-shirt.  This is one of my leftover t-shirts from Halloween when I was a pumpkin (purchased from Michaels for probably $2.50 on sale)
2-Get some scissors.
3-Cut off the bottom hem of the shirt and then cut strips from the bottom until you have a handful

4-Stretch the strips so that they curl up on the edges.  The strips will already just go around your neck because of how you cut them from the bottom (you don't have to close the ends or anything to make a loop, they are already a loop).  Cut a little piece of fabric from somewhere else on the t-shirt and use it to tie the strips together so they stay together once they are around your neck.  I feel like this doesn't make sense the way I wrote it so you should probably watch the video.
5-Wrap it around your neck (I doubled mine up) in a fashionable manner (I'm still trying to figure that part out).  Then take a bunch of photos of yourself.
Check out my cool nose bump.

Check out my cool socks.

I thought this was a pretty cute idea that is really cheap and easy.  I'm not 100 percent sure how to wear this.  I'm fashion challenged.  I am also considering adding some kind of flower or button to the side.  It also probably doesn't look that great with the Bayside High T-shirt I'm wearing (although the t-shirt is amazing and magical).  I wore the scarf to trivia last night and got a couple of compliments so we'll see.  I look forward to making more of these in different styles and colors. 

Have you ever made anything out of a t-shirt?  Apparently you can make all sorts of stuff from gloves to headbands.

***Fun Fact-Once you are done cutting the strips for the scarf you have an awesome belly shirt left.****

10 comments:

sara said...

Very cute and would look adorable with a flower or button. That's definitely my kind of project...cheap and easy.

fojoy said...

You know I have a scarf addiction, right?
This is gonna be bad...

Leah said...

ummm that scarf is freakin awesome, sister!!!!
When I first saw it I thought of those fleece no-sew blankets where you tie the ends together and was scared that was where your scarf was going (sorry!!!!) but then the finished product... Amaze!!! love love love it!

Hutch said...

Now this is something I could actually make!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

This is pretty cute, man...I'm accessory challenged pretty much all together, so this might be a nice addition to my non-existent accessories.

Jenni said...

I'm with Leah and was scared it was going to be one of those fleece no sew scarves. Your scarf is so much better than that. Also next are you going to post a picture of you in the belly top?

bmellisen said...

Jm has given me the belly shirt. I have really been focussing on my core, and the belly shirt really shows the results of that work.

Mo Young said...

Haha! One of my first thoughts was, what about the shirt then?? Belly shirt for B. Problem solved. Perhaps I will make a belly shirt for J ... and a scarf for myself! I could do this project.

Bonnie said...

yeah i might have to try this, possibly with my A-corn tshirt, since the corn is peeling off. you might have to show me though.

Megan said...

I linked up to you in my blog, after I made my own tshirt scarf. Thank you for sharing! :)

http://apartmentthriftychic.blogspot.com/2011/12/scarf-obsession.html

Megan