So I might have an infinity scarf addiction – proof, proof, and more proof. But I can’t help myself, especially when it comes to dressing the girls, so when an opportunity presented itself, I bit down…and made a graphic:
Here’s the story. I have this tee from back in my dancing days. It has my name heat-pressed onto the back except that recently I washed it (for the 395757th time) and all of the white of the letters came off in the wash. So weird.
Not a huge deal but since I was/am going through a closet purge and have 49579 other t-shirts, I thought maybe it was time to bid farewell to this one. So I went through the whole “what could I do with it?” before I actually tossed it to the donate pile and it hit me – the fall-ish cranberry color, the size, the soft cotton – they were all perfect ingredients for a couple of little infinity scarves of the no-sew, five-minutes-to done-variety for a couple of twins I know.
Here’s how I made them. First, I cut off the bottom of the tee under the armpits.
And then I flipped it over to see that some of the logo on the front was still visible, so I cut off a tad more.
(Ten points if you know what a “clogger” is!)
Then, since I needed two scarves for two tiny ladies, I folded that bottom piece in half length-wise and cut along the fold.
Next, I cut a bunch of shallow strips all the way up the unfolded/cut side of each half of fabric. My cuts measured about an inch.
When I unfolded each piece, it looked like this:
(Sorry about the infiltrating sunlight!)
Last, I tied each strip to the one opposite it…
(Side note: I ended up cutting off the bottom hem of the t-shirt because the strips cut there were too hard to tie since they were thicker.)
Since I didn’t have that much fabric to work with, I cut the strips pretty short to get as much scarf circumference as I could. So, to aid in tying, I pulled on each one a bit to stretch it out before tying it to it’s counterpart.
[Unintentional light leak! Cool!]
Until, after I had tied all of the strips together, I had myself, or the girls, two little infinity scarves.
We test drove them last weekend on a trip out to see Daddy who was working at a retreat out in the Southern countryside.
[DIY jean vest tutorial here.]
I like the extra detail the ties provide. :)
For an adult scarf, all you’d really have to do is cut the tee off under the arms and stick your head in, like so:
…unless you’re working with a huge tee or you want to combine a couple of tees! For the tots though, I prefer a more fitted, smaller scarf so depending on the size of the tee, a little snipping and tying might be necessary.
More photo spam from our little country excursion:
Heart eyes and more heart eyes.
They had a blast picking up acorns and tossing them into the water. Like they-didn’t-want-to-do-anything-else blast. And then C found a huge, gross ‘shroom to toss in and we had to ruin her fun’gi…ha!
She’s so cute though, no?
Anyway, go out and find yourself some cute patterned tees and cut your way to an infinity scarf or seven to keep your neck warm this winter. I found this tee at Target on clearance for $2.10 a couple of months ago…
[via this gram]
…and am punching myself that I didn’t grab more to make scarves…something out of! Whatever…no regrets.
You know what they say on Fridays – TGI…oh wait, I’m a mom. ;)
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