I got the idea to make this ruffled t-shirt scarf from the DIY Dish. (Check out their blog...they have great ideas!) How cute is this?! It couldn't be more simple to make!
- T-shirt (new or used, but wash/dry it if it's new)
- Paper plate
- Sharpie or fabric pen
- Fabric scissors
- Fabric glue (optional)
Step 3: Cut one scrap fabric at 1" x 4" and set aside.
Step 4: Cut each circle into a spiral shape, as shown below. My spiral is about 1.5" wide.
(This is where you can learn from my mistake: you want to be sure you've washed/dried a new shirt. I hadn't done that with my first scarf, and since the knit wasn't tight yet, itty bitty pieces of jersey ended up all over my floor when I stretched it. This did not happen with pre-washed shirts.)
Step 6: Once you have all the strips cut and stretched, hold them together evenly and find the center. Tie your 1" x 4" strip around the center of all pieces to hold the scarf together.
Step 6 alternative: For a longer scarf, you can glue the ends of two strips together with fabric glue, then tie the scarf together over the glued ends (first let it dry). Trim off any excess fabric from the tie.
In my example below, I opted for a longer scarf and glued the ends of 2 strips together. I started with 10 circles, so I have 5 on each side of my scarf.
Budget breakdown for 1 scarf
- 1 t-shirt: $2.50 or less (maybe FREE!)
The best part? It will only take you 20-30 minutes to make.
Don't forget to keep checking back all month long for more money-saving tips during my Crafting on a Budget Series! I am focusing on Christmas but also have some other tricks up my sleeve for scrapbooking, holiday cardmaking, ornaments, and more!
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