Over the weekend, I posted a photo on Facebook wearing a scarf I made out of an old shirt. That shirt was a gift from my friend Zar many years ago. I really loved that shirt, I wore it every week. But recently, I found a small hole on the shoulder area. I also realized that it already looked really old and faded. But I can't make myself throw it away. So I made a scarf out of it instead.
The scarf is really quite easy to do. For this tutorial, I used an old shirt. This used to be a beautiful apple green shirt, a gift from my friends S and R. Although I'm loving the faded color now, some parts of the print has peeled off. So I am re-purposing it.
Materials you need: An old shirt (it's ideal if your shirt doesn't have side seams) and a pair of fabric scissors.
1. Cut your shirt straight across the armpit area.
2. Also cut the bottom hem because we wouldn't need it for this project.
3. Then cut the shirt into 2 inches strips.
4. Keep cutting until you are done. It doesn't have to be perfect.
5. You should have strips like this.
6. Now, gently tug/stretch the fabric to curl the edges. Save one strip. You'd need it to tie your scarf.
7. If your shirt has side seams (like this shirt), stack all the strips and make sure that all seams are on the same side.
8. Hide both side seams by wrapping around the extra strip of fabric you saved. Tie double knots to secure.
Quite easy, isn't it?
Loving this old-new scarf! I think I'll make another one.
Hurry! Do this project while the weather is still scarf-friendly! And post pictures of yourself with your scarf and tag me over at Instagram or Facebook!
Trivia: I love to redesign my shirts by cutting the sleeves or make fringes here and there. I did that with the Cebu shirt I wore during a photo shoot for a feature in Cebu Daily News. So I really enjoyed doing this shirt-to-scarf project.