Monday, April 29, 2013

UpCycle That Old T-Shirt

Got a t-shirt that you don't wear anymore?  Yeah, me too.  Tons of them.  Here's a creative way to make that old t-shirt into a stylish and comfortable scarf.

  • Used t-shirt
  • Fabric scissors
How To:
  1. Start by cutting the bottom hem and the top portion (across width at armpits) off the t-shirt.
  2. Cut the remaining portions in about 1/2 inch strips (After being cut, the fabric strips will be in a loop.)
  3. 12-14 strips is enough, more for a thicker scarf.
  4. Gently tug the fabric loops so that they curl, making sure that all the pieces are about the same length after stretching.
  5. Holding all strips, use the scissors to cut through all of the loops at one point, making them into long strips.
  6. Set one strand aside.
  7. Use a table or something heavy to anchor the strips.  Leave about a foot of fabric on the end that is anchored, and begin braiding.  Braid until there is about a foot left of fabric on the other end.
  8. Use the spare strip that you set aside to tie the braided pieces together.


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