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January 31, 2013 by Scarves DotNet
When it comes to t-shirts, I’m a bit of a sentimental hoarder. All of my t-shirts from clubs, teams, committees, sorority events — I keep them all. Now there is no way one person can wear that many t-shirts, so I’ve grown accustomed to re-purposing my shirts into other items. I’ve made a t-shirt quilt, a t-shirt halter top, and a t-shirt flower dress. With my never-ending love for scarves, I don’t know why I haven’t thought to make a t-shirt scarf before now. :)
First you need to cut your shirts into rectangles of equal width. In addition to two shirts, I used a few extra panels of fabric to add some texture. (I also used this spine t-shirt from another project.)
After you’ve arranged your rectangles into two columns, you can sew them together with the insides facing each other. (This ensures that the printed sections of your t-shirt will be on the outside of the scarf.)
When you’ve finished sewing all the rectangles together, you should have two long columns of fabric. Sew the two columns together as well, with the printed sides of the fabric facing each other again.
Now you should have one long tube of fabric. Next, stitch the ends of the tube together, leaving a little hole where you can flip everything inside out.
After you’ve flipped everything inside out, you can stitch up the remaining hole. Then iron everything flat to make the seams of your scarf crisp.
And that’s it!
Style your scarf with your favorite winter coat or use it to make a simple outfit a bit more rock-and-roll. It’s a great way to immortalize those t-shirts you love but don’t want to wear as t-shirts anymore. :)
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