Time for a super easy tutorial. I'm giving away one of my secrets so get ready! This is a simple jersey scarf made from a plain t-shirt. I get mine for $1-$2 at the thrift store. That is all this craft will cost you!
Here's what you need: an old men/women's XL t-shirt (XXL works too), scissors, and a flat space to work. Easy, right?
Step 1. Lay the shirt flat and line up the hem. Now cut straight across (or as close to straight as you can) from one armpit to the other. Cut the hem off too. Now toss the rest or save it for a future project.
Step 2. Fold your tube of fabric almost in half. I leave approximately 2-3 inches at the top. This next part you can mark where you'll be cutting first, or just go for it like I do. Along the fold cut snips every inch all the way across. They don't have to be exact.
Step 3. Now using those snips we made, cut all the way to the end. Be sure to leave the 2-3 inches uncut! Looking at the picture will help explain.
Step 4. We now have long loops that are all attached at one end. Let's make them longer! Grab one loop and holding the uncut edge in the other hand, streeeeeetch. Your fabric should curl and stretch. Continue with all of the loops.
Step 5. Last step. Take up the hem that you cut off the t-shirt. Snip off a 6 inch length. Now, I want you to gather up your fabric at the seam (where all the loops meet). Bind up this edge with our length off the hem. See picture :)
Now loop it around your neck and you've got a very stylish, very thrifty scarf! What do you think? So easy! There are multiple ways to wear these. I like to loop half of it twice, or tie the whole length in a knot. My friend says I need to make instructions on the various ways to wear it!
I've got another version of this scarf in the works and will add it soon. I hope you like this tutorial and have fun making some scarves of your own. Don't feel like making one? Buy one from me at my website!
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