Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Minute Gift Idea - T-shirt Scarves

The Conscious Shopper pops back into the Booth to share some ideas for free Christmas gifts.

Like last year, I taught a class at my church this year about making gifts out of recycled materials. This year's idea was t-shirt scarves. Made out of old, large t-shirts, these scarves are quick and easy to make, and end up looking pretty cool.

t-shirt scarves

The simplest kind is an infinity scarf.
  • Cut the bottom hem off of a large t-shirt. 
  • Then cut a 2"-3" loop off of the the bottom of the t-shirt. 
  • Stretch the fabric by pulling on the loop. This will make the sides curl in.
  • Wrap around you neck.
You can make several of these scarves from one t-shirt, and you can embellish them by adding a broach if you like. More detailed instructions here.

t-shirt scarves

This spaghetti scarf is a variation of the infinity scarf.
  • Cut the bottom hem off of a large t-shirt.
  • Cut 1"-2" loops off of the bottom of the t-shirt.
  • Stretch the fabric by pulling on the loops. This will make the sides curl in.
  • Holding all of the loops together, wrap around your neck.
You can get up to two of these scarves from one t-shirt. Patterned t-shirts work as well. More detailed instructions here.

t-shirt scarves

t-shirt scarves

The last two scarves require a sewing machine, but are still simple to make. Instructions can be found here and here.

1 comment:

Truffula said...

Oh, dear... Now you've got me following links on re-purposing t-shirts, instead of crossing things off of my holiday prep list...! :-)

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