Monday, January 27, 2014

How Many Scarves Does One Person Need?

So once again, I was perusing other blogs and I came across Flatrock Cabin demonstrating how to create a scarf using old t-shirts. Well now, this sounded like something I needed to try. I bought two t-shirts from the Salvation Army. I washed and dried them. Then I started cutting away.

But first, here is a picture of the finished scarf.

I laid the t-shirt on my cutting board and pressed out all the wrinkles. Charlie helped also. Please do not believe that innocent look on his face.

I placed a carpenter's square across the bottom of the t-shirt and cut off the hem. 

I moved the carpenter's square to just below the underarms of the shirt. And cut off the shirt. This left a wide band of t-shirt. I cut the shirt into one inch wide strips.

This is a picture of the shirt cut into one inch strips.

Gather all the strips together in your hand and start stretching.

I used a door handle to help me stretch the fabric. I put the scarf around my neck and my handsome husband said it looked as though the scarf was strangling me. My very smart family told me to get the fabric wet and then stretch the scarf. Well, my very smart family was right and it fit better around my neck. I bought two shirts and started cutting the other t-shirt in the exact same way. I wet this shirt also and stretched and hung both to dry. 

I used two scarves. I preferred the fuller and bulkier look of the two scarves added together.

When the scarf was finished drying, I cut a small section of the hem of one of the shirts and tied it around the scarf to keep the strands together. 

In this finished picture I added some bling to the scarf.

I felt the broach "fancied up" the scarf. 

Honestly, a girl can never have too many scarves.

Everyone, thank you for reading
Have a blessed day!

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