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DIY T-Shift Scarf/Drape
Recycle Your Old T-Shirt
Dive into your closet and find that old colorful T-shirt that has been collecting dust. Now there is a variety of ways that you can do this craft. You could use two T-shirts and combine the colors into one scarf or just use one. Its up to you! I chose to use an aqua T-shirt I found in my drawer.
- T-Shirt (Soft cotton usually works best)
- Scissors or a Rotary Cutter (NOTE: If you use a rotary cutter protect the table you cut on or it will get damaged.)
- OPTIONAL: Fun decoration (Pin, Bow etc)
- Take the T-shirt and lay it out on a flat surface.
- Then cut off the the hem on the bottom of the shirt and discard.
- Now take your ruler and mark off every 3/4 of an inch in chalk along the body of your shift.
- Now cut the body of the shirt into horizontal strips which are approximately 3/4 of an inch thick.
- Take each loop one at a time and stretch a little. This will automatically make the fabric curl so you won't see the raw edges.
- Next you want to stack your loops on top of one another with the seams all on top of each other. This way you won't have random seams all over your scarf. You don't want it to look icky.
- Take your T-shirt and cut two scrap pieces of fabric about 6 inches long. Now you can choose to only cover one set of seams, it is your choice. I chose to cover both.
- Now take your 6 inch strips and wrap it around the bundle of seams and double knot.
- Tuck the tied strips under itself to hide them.
- There you have it! Now you can leave the scarf as is or you can continue to explore.
- My scarf is extra stretchy so you can wear it long, wrap it twice to wear it short, or you can add pins to accessorize.
- I found a broken pin and fixed it via hot glue gun and safety pin. I recommend using a light pin if you choose to accessorize. Bows would also be cute.
This is a very fun craft to do and a big money saver. Not only are you recycling what you already have, but I found some of these scarves range from $8.00-$50.00 on the internet. During these chilly next few months this would make a crafty little gift for your loved ones. Don't forget that your scarf is not sewn so you can untie the seam covers and experiment with twisting and braiding. Enjoy!