09 February 2015

Do-It-Yourself Scarf

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.

You're done!

Quite easy, isn't it?

Now you are ready to wear your scarf! Just lay the scarf around your neck, pull the length gently and cross over one side to form a figure 8. Put the second circle on your neck over the first. Create layers by adjusting/gently pulling the loops.


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!

Enjoy!

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.

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8 left some love :

Cherry February 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM  

Love it, Ai! Turned out so pretty!

Badeth February 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM  

Cool! I'll make one when I get to Manila on Saturday. Daghan ko unused shirts didto. Thanks for this creative idea, Ai! :)

Julai February 9, 2015 at 5:57 PM  

Ate aiii, the scarf is so lovely. I want to make one for spring. And you are so guapa ate ai and I love your yellow blouse. Hehehe

Aileen February 9, 2015 at 8:07 PM  

Cherry
Love it, Ai! Turned out so pretty!

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Thank you, Cherry!

Aileen February 9, 2015 at 8:09 PM  

Badeth
Cool! I'll make one when I get to Manila on Saturday. Daghan ko unused shirts didto. Thanks for this creative idea, Ai! :)

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So easy to make, Badeth! You'd love it! Also, I like the idea of giving another life to old shirts.

Aileen February 9, 2015 at 8:11 PM  

Julai
Ate aiii, the scarf is so lovely. I want to make one for spring. And you are so guapa ate ai and I love your yellow blouse. Hehehe

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Make one dayon, Jul! And thank you. I know you'd love that yellow top, you yellow girl! Haha.

Zar May 14, 2015 at 3:02 AM  

Love it! You're so artistic and talented :) miss you!

Aileen May 14, 2015 at 6:48 AM  

Zar
Love it! You're so artistic and talented :) miss you!

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Thanks, Zar! I miss you, too! :)

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