A quick ruffle scarf
Need a cute handmade (and cheap) gift for someone this year? How about a scarf?
My brother recently lost more than 100 pounds (ya, he’s totally awesome). This meant he needed a new wardrobe. Well guess who raided his donation pile before it was picked up? That’s right… me! I grabbed all of his tee shirts that were in good shape and I have several ideas percolating for them. Thanks to Pinterest I have some cool projects that I can make for free with his old shirts.
First up- a ruffled scarf for me! Using this tutorial I cut as many 10 inch circles out of the tee shirt as I could. I got 9 circles from a 2XL shirt. Then I cut each circle into a spiral shape and lightly tugged on the ends to stretch it out. I sewed the lengths end to end (I have 4 on one side and 5 on the other, but it doesn’t matter) and covered the stitching with a little tube of leftover tee shirt.
And that’s it! 1 ruffle scarf in less than half an hour.
I like that it’s extra long for lots of options when wearing it. I played with tying it several ways throughout the day-
And it’s nice and cool to wear, perfect for days that aren’t too cold!
The only thing I can think to add is that this scarf would turn out even better if you started with a tee shirt with lots of stretch. This shirt doesn’t have a lot of spandex or lycra or whatever it is that gives girl’s tees a lot of spring and stretch. It still ruffles nicely, but doesn’t have a lot of bounce. I also think this would be great using two different colored tees- I think I’m going to try one of those next!
So that’s it! Start cutting up those old shirts!