Introduction: Spring Scarf From Old T-shirts

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Here in the Dirty South, we've been having some unseasonably warm weather, but the nights are still pretty cool. It's that in-between time when you want a scarf, but not a heavy one. So, after being just slightly too cold on my dog walk this morning, I decided to make myself a medium weight scarf out of some old graphic tees I had laying around. The result turned out to be the perfect weight and I dig the way it looks. This tutorial originally appeared on my crafting blog:

Step 1: Step One

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Select two old t-shirts.

Step 2: Step Two

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Cut the T-shirts into strips. I made mine 8" wide, but you can use any width you want. Also, I cut my strips horizontally to highlight the t-shirt's designs, but cutting vertically will work just as well.

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Step Three - Select two strips to begin with and pin them right side together on one of the short sides.

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Sew along the side you pinned.

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Keep repeating this process until you have two pieces that are the length that you want the scarf to be when it is finished.

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With right sides facing each other, pin the long sides of the two pieces together and sew, making sure to leave the ends open.

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Turn the scarf right side out and stitch the ends closed about two inches from the bottom. In this photo, my pieces are two different lengths. I cut the green piece to even them up after I sewed the end shut. No worries!

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Make fringe at the end simply by cutting slits with your scissors.

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Wear and enjoy. Original tutorial appears on my blog


Emmy2786 (author)2013-06-28

I used this to make a scarf today. Great idea! Too bad I have to wait a while before the weather cools down enough to wear it!

ddeloreto (author)2011-04-25

very nice. btw, where is the "dirty south".

Mr. Brownie (author)2009-08-02

I'm gonna have to try this

HeWantsRevenge (author)2009-02-16

definitely an awesome dude project hahah, thanx

chirpilittle (author)2009-02-16

Awesome... great idea :)

daenick (author)2009-02-16

very sweet fan... i liked it

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