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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

make your own t-scarf

Hey chicas...
thought I would bring you a cool
that you can use to make some really neat gifts
 for ALL of your FRIENDS
FIRST find a t-shirt that is 100 % cotton
and SOFT
and try to get a color that you like or
your friend would like...
needs to be L, XL, or XXL

I found this grey and black striped #
at my second favorite store...

in order to make a scarf for each of your buds
be sure to get your shirts on sale :)
start by cutting right under the armpits...
never thought I would use that word on this blog
just the word is gross but the thought of the word is

anywho... cut under the armpits and then put the armpitty portion to the side
you don't need that part anymore
next cut the bottom hem off
and put it to the side
you do need this at the end
start cutting strips
they need to be no bigger than an inch
I just used my thumb as a benchmark...
I never used a ruler
just my thumb and knuckle :)
keep-n it EASY!!!
the stripes on this shirt made it easy to cut

make sure you pick a GOOD pair of scissors too!!!
try not to make your cuts look like a kindergartner cut it

after you have all of your strips cut out...
try to have at least 12
you need to line them up using the seam as your guide
 lay the seams one on top of another
keep stacking the seams
when  you get all of them stacked
you need to pull from both sides to get the strips to stretch out!!

now don't pull like you are the HULK
BUT pull hard enough on the strips so that the edges curl up

keep pulling and stretching
the strips will become much longer
lay them out and match up the seams again

if you think you would like the strips longer you can stretch the strip
one by one

when you are done stretching
be sure to line up the seams again!!!
grab the hem piece you cut off earlier
and cut off both seams so you
get 2 strips
stretch those two pieces
you will pop the hem and that is FINE!!!
stretch stretch stretch

take one hem piece and tie it around ALL of the strips right next to where
the seams are lined up
you will tie it into a VERY TIGHT knot

start wrapping  the strip around the loops...
wrap it tight...
keep wrapping and try to keep it even
stop after you have covered the seams...
I usually have one that is about 1 1/2 inches long
when you decide you have wrapped it enough
you tie it off with one of the strips
again tie a tight knot

trim the extra off
you will do this for the other end of seams too
try to make them the same length!!!
and now you are done!!!
to wear it you double it around your neck!!!
with the seam wrappers in the back
I am making these for all of my best buds
I have bought tees in all of their favorite colors
OR their college colors...
uh oh ... longhorn colors on the blog...
watch out...
K&R can pretty much assume this orange t-scarf is not theirs!!!

one thing I want you to notice is
the gray striped tee was a size large
and the orange one was a double X
it doesn't really show in the pics but the orange one
is much longer

alrighty that is my HOW TO
I hope you liked it and I hope you go and make one of these!!!
I get TONS of compliments on mine!!!


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