Introduction: How to Make an Easy Shirt From Two Silk Scarves

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This is SO easy guys!

You need:
2 silk scarves matching in size and color. (or at least size)
Sewing machine, or needle and thread.

Step 1: Wash Your Scarves

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Here is a representation of my two scarves.
I got the plain one for about 1.50, and the flower one for about 2.00

I got home and washed them on delicate, then hung them to dry.
You then layer the scarves on top of each other, right sides facing in.

Step 2: Sew It Up!

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Basically, sew where you see the dotted lines.
(But probably a bit more even than my illustration)
Leave a big enough space for your head, the shirt is meant to be a bit "boat necked."
Also, make sure you leave enough room for your arms, so it's loose and breezy.

The shirt will naturally fall over your shoulders like sleeves.

Step 3: That's It!

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The scarf should already be hemmed when you buy it, so...
that's all there is!
4 quick lines on the sewing machine, and you've got a new top!
Here is a bit of warning,
in most cases, these silk scarves are delicate and old...
It's not impossible to take stitches out, but it can leave holes, or even tear the fabric.
So, sew carefully!


supersoftdrink (author)2012-04-20

Great instructable! I think we currently live in the same city (I'm not from here and we won't always live here). Wanna collaborate on a project some time? I've got a bunch of random supplies (like some felted wool and cashmere sweaters from the thrift store).

Hi! I'm the worst, and I JUST saw this comment! Are you still near me?? Sorry about that!!

yeah, if you haven't moved :) I'll send you a message.

I'm hosting an instructables/Lumi build night at our local hackerspace in a couple weeks, by the way. I haven't invited anyone outside the members there yet, and I doubt many members will go because some of them consider screenprinting "girly" or "crafty" or something. Wanna come? Instructables already sent the stuff. I've got some yards of habotai silk we can try printing on, if you want to do something more interesting than cotton t-shirts.

darkrose20 (author)2013-08-28

Thank you for the easy to follow Instructable. I made this today with slight modifications. Since my material was stiff, the shoulder seams didn't lay like yours does, so I took them in on the top, and the neckline was a bit too close to my own neck, so I made a bit of a scoop in it. It makes a nice and EASY shirt for a beginner like me!

CarolEATSagain (author)2012-06-08

This is awesome. Very chic and almost Marimekko.

poofrabbit (author)2012-04-26

Hey congratulations on winning Scoochmaroo Challenge: Reuse!!!

Ktwynn (author)2012-04-20

Where did you get the scarfs? I tried a local outlet store but had no luck finding any scarfs under five dollars. I can go back but I think I could do it for less seeing as I am on a budget. Great project!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-04-20

Adorable and so, so simple! I love it :)

scoochmaroo (author)2012-04-20

I'm so excited to see this project here! I loved finding it on your blog. Thanks for joining us!

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-19

Love this! Those scarves were an awesome find.

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