A DIY t-shirt scarf
How many free t-shirts did you get during your first semester at IC? Too many? Me too.
While the free clothes are nice, they’re not exactly things that I want to include in my everyday wardrobe, but they are great materials for DIY makeovers. I took a free t-shirt and turned it into a decorative scarf in less than thirty minutes.
What You Need:
•Strip of complimenting cloth OR additional cloth from the t-shirt
•Hot glue gun
•Optional: decorative beads, broken jewelry, etc.
How to Make It
1) Cut your t-shirt from armpit to armpit lengthwise and dispose of the top part of your t-shirt (the part with the sleeves).
2) Take the part of the shirt you just cut and cut off the bottom hem.
3) Placing the cloth on a flat surface the long way, cut 3/4 inch to 1inch wide strips from one looped end to the other, leaving around 3/4 inch uncut at the top.
4) Pull on each strip and let it curl. This will give each of the strips a tube-like shape.
5) Gather all the strips together at the un-cut section so you have them all together in a loop. Holding the scarf up in the air will make it look like a looped scarf.
6) Cover up the uncut section by gluing the piece of cloth over the uncut portion of the shirt. If you don’t have an extra piece of cloth, cut a piece of cloth from the top part of t-shirt (that you previously cut) and tie it around the section.
7) Personalize your scarf by adding decorative elements. You can cover the piece of added cloth in broken jewelry, beads, buttons and anything else you can think of. Add some snazz to your leather or ribbon by hot gluing on some jewelry, beads, chain, buttons, etc.
8) Try on your brand new scarf!
Chloe Wilson is a sophomore TVR and scriptwriting major who is crafty like ice is cold! Email her at cwilson6[at]ithaca[dot]edu.