Thursday, November 3, 2011

T-Shirt Ruffle Scarf

In case you missed this guest post I did at A Little Slice of Special a couple weeks ago here it is!
I want to show you lovelies an easy way to add to your accessories! I took one of my older, showin' some wear with a stain shirts and made a ruffly scarf!

Shirt, sewing machine, scissors.

 I started by cutting off the back of the shirt and cutting 4 strips about 4 inches wide.  I left the hem of the bottom of the shirt so the ends of my scarf would be hemmed already. I can be a smart cookie sometimes!

 My 4 strips...the beauty of knit...the edges kinda curl so you don't have to worry about being perfect!

Then, with right sides together, I sewed each piece together to make one long strip...sorry I didn't measure at this stage but it was probably about 80 inches long!  Next, with my sewing machine set on the longest stitch length I sewed down the middle.  Then pulled the underneath thread to ruffle.  This was the most time consuming part of the project. 

 Tied the ends off and wallah! A ruffly new accessory that cost nothing!!

   Here I just looped it once...wearing with my $3 shirt from Wally World!

 I've never worn navy and orange together...I think I'm liking it!! Here I folded the scarf in half and then brought it around my neck and put the loose ends through the folded middle section and brought up to my neck.  This is the better way I think!

So easy!! And I've worn it several times already!!
Have a happy day!

See my Link Parties page for where I'll be at!


Ashley said...

awesome idea:) simple and adorable:)

Lindsay said...

LOVE this! I have so many old shirts I could make some out of. And how cute are you?? Just sayin'. :)

Marilyn said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE Jen.. Love it.. Great tutorial.. <3

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Very nice! Love recycling, especially when it turns out looking as cute as this! xx

~julee~ said...

Very cute!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Very cute refashion! I love how easy it is to make! I would love for you to link up to my diy fashion linky! It's called DIY Diva Thursdays and we party every TH-M :) Hope to see you!

Visiting from TT&J


mandywilbert said...

So cute! Definitely going on the to-do list.


Blissful & Domestic said...

I love Tshirt scarfs. This one is fabulous. So simple and a perfect color!
I'd love to have you link this up at my party.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So cute! And great tutorial. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I've been scouting ideas for t-shirt scarves! :)

Anonymous said...

Very Cute!!

Brit said...

This is great. I have a ton of shirts that are screaming to me "scarf" Thanks for the idea and for linking it with us for me see ;)

Betsy Pool said...

Very cute!!! I like the orange a lot! I'm one who can't wear orange so much - doesn't do well with my skin, but I wish I could!

Thanks for linking up to Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi Gwen, Love this and have several tee shirts ready to be transformed. This would be a great protect for a group of girls to make together. I have a vintage style holiday decorating project I think you would love. It involves scrap fabric. I also have a giveaway that goes with it. Come by, ThanksCindy

Unknown said...

Wow Gwen! I just love this! I'm a little obsessed with repurposing t-shirts right now:) This post is so informative and I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading it. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable this Wednesday. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday!

Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
Here's the link:

Anonymous said...

Looks great Jen! So purdy as always. {{Hugs}}

Unknown said...

You made it! Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
Very sincerely,
Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I just included it in my "Top 10 Things to Make Out of T-Shirts" post @ feel free to stop by and grab a "featured" button!

Karena said...

I love this idea, and I love scarves. Adore!!

Please come and join my Valentine Giveaway!

Art by Karena