This is probably one of the simplest jobs that I had to do with my own hands. Not only is it very easy, but it also takes 15 minutes at most. What could be better?
Step 1: what you need
- An old XL T-shirt, preferably without a logo. You can take it with a logo, but you may not be satisfied with what you get in the end. (If such a T-shirt is not available, take a look at a thrift store).
Step 2: cut into strips
- Begin by cutting off the hem, hemmed along the bottom of the T-shirt.
- Then continue to cut strips 2.5 to 3.5 cm wide. They should not be perfectly straight.
Note: The more stripes you make, the thicker the scarf will be. Get creative with 2 or 3 different colored T-shirts!
Step 3: stretch the stripes
Now the fun begins!
- Take 4-5 strips in your hand.
- Start stretching them. As soon as you start doing this, they will curl.
Note: If you feel that the strips are no longer stretching, then you can pull each separately. You just need to make sure that all the strips are the same size or so.
Step 4: Cut off the sleeves
- Cut off the sleeve of the T-shirt as shown in the photo
- Cut a strip 2.5 - 3.5 cm wide as shown in the photo. We will use it to tie all the stretched strips together.
- Gather up any stretched strips and wrap this piece of fabric around them.
- After you have tied the knot, cut off the excess ends of the fabric and hide it under one of the turns you made earlier.
Step 5: Your scarf is ready
Here's one way to wear a scarf like this:
- Hang it around your neck
- Wrap it in such a way that you get an eight (or an infinity sign), and then put the hanging edge of the scarf around your neck
Examples of other works
I hope you love your new scarf! Happy needlework!