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T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial

It's tutorial time!

If you have a lot of t-shirts or t-shirt scraps lying around and an hour or two you can whip up this t-shirt scarf in time for the cold weather (yeah i don't want to think about it, but it is Cleveland).

Start by making a pattern for your t-shirt scarf:

I used an old cardboard box and cut it six inches by eight inches. I estimated I would need 20 pieces this size to complete my scarf.

I think cutting out all 20 pieces was the hardest part. I stacked them out in the order I wanted to sew them. You can't tell here, but they are in two piles of ten.

Now to break out the ever so frightening serger. I am constantly living in fear that a thread will break and I will have to re-thread the whole thing again.

Start serging your first pile of ten pieces together. You will serge along the 8 inch side.

It is starting to look good like a scarf now, don't you think?

Keep going....You can do this. The whole thing took a lot longer then I thought it would, but I also had a two and four year old running around.

When you are finished you will have two ragged looking t-shirt scarf pieces. Turn them serged side out and sew up 3 of the 4 sides.

Turn the scarf inside out and slightly fold the un-hemmed portion in about 1/4 of an inch and press with an iron. Sew with a straight stich in a complementary color.

Now rock your scarf. Heck it doesn't need to be winter, wear it with a plain shirt, wear it with a coat, wear it whenever the heck you want. 

I do recommend wearing clothes. My model, Madge, isn't exactly a modest girl, but that's what we love about her.

Tips: Try on the scarf and if you think it is too short you can add more pieces before sewing your 2 unfinished scaves together to make your t-shirt scarf.



Felecia Cofield said…
I love this tutorial! I have a stash of t-shirts that I now know what to do with.
Emily said…
I started doing exactly this last week but haven't gotten back to it! Yours looks great.
Unknown said…
Looks great! Loving the cute little frog face in the middle! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with those of us who are sewing challenged!
Unknown said…
Looks great! Loving the cute little frog face in the middle! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with those of us who are sewing challenged!
Unknown said…
Very cool!! Thanks for sharing!
love the scarf! How do you like the serger? I have been pondering getting one but not sure how much I would use it...
Marilyn said…
This is super creative..I love it.. I have a Pin'Inspirational party happening right now I'd LOVE for you to link this to please..? TY so much.. Wishing you a great start to your weekend.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursday.html

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