Thursday, February 3, 2011

T.T.T. Obsessed Much...

So, today's Thrifted-Threads-Thursday repurpose project (wow...say that ten times fast!) is going to seem a bit like deja vu.  It's another post on turning those old tees into a fabulous scarf.

Hello, my name is Nikki, and I'm obsessed with tees and scarves.  I simply can't part with my holey favorite tees, so I've given them a second life thus continuing the love affair. What I love about these scarves is that they will carry you through Spring and even Summer because they are so light weight.  So, without further ado, I give you...

T-Shirt leftovers rewarmed and served...

I turned this:


Into this...


And This...


What You'll Need:
Seam Ripper
Scissors
Sewing Machine

1.  (using the seam ripper) remove the stitching from both side seams of the tee in order to completely separate the front and back panels of the shirt so you have two pieces.  It's best to use the seam ripper instead of cutting them apart so you can salvage as much material as possible.  If there are sleeves, use the seam ripper to remove those as well.

for the Fringed Jersey Scarf:
2.  place the two pieces end to end, aligning the two bottom sections together.  Sew a straight stitch to create a seam.  Don't worry about the fact that it doesn't look perfect...it's going to get fringed...



3.  Begin cutting 1" strips down the (long) sides of the scarf...


4.  Gently pull each strip so it curls on itself...


5.  When you get to the center seam, simply cut it off if you'd like.  You can leave it, just know that it won't curl...
Once you have cut and curled strips down both long sides you are finished!  I tied the ends of my scarf together to achieve the above look.  You could sew the ends together to create one continuous loop and get an infinity scarf.  My fringe is a bit long, so I may trim it later.
For the Second scarf,
Repeat step 1 to separate the front and back panel of the tee.


2.  Fold each panel in half and cut down the crease (now you should have four pieces)

3.  Trim pieces a little with scissors if they are particularly misshapen (again, it doesn't have to be perfectly straight since it will get wrapped).

4.  Sew the four pieces together along the short side (end-to-end)

Now you should have one long strip that you can wrap around your neck.  I also tied the ends together on this scarf and then wrapped it around my neck, pulling one corner down a little further to get an off-set point. 
So, there you have it!  I'm not exactly a tutorial guru, so if you have questions or need further explanation shoot me an e-mail or write a comment in the comment section.

Happy Thursday!

4 comments:

Heather said...

love the fringed one! it's super cute. :)

Nikki said...

Thanks!

Jamee said...

I think your going to have to be my personal stylist :) Very cute and creative!

Emily said...

Sawweeet idea!! i may have to try these!!