Hello sports fans!  How is everyone?

We had a pretty mild February, and are paying for it with cold weather in Georgia right now.  But that’s okay, because I’ll be spending a lot of time in front of the TV over the next several weeks, watching March Madness!  Did your favorite team make it into the tourney?

My Wisconsin Badgers are in, so of course I’m wearing a lot of Red and White right now, like the easy Spirit Bracelets I showed you a few weeks ago.

If YOU need something new in your favorite team colors, you’ve come to the right place!

I’m sharing a super easy Infinity Scarf project that uses just t-shirts and a scissors!  No sewing required!

And the best part is you can use some old t-shirts that have seen better days, instead of just throwing them away or into the rag pile.  AND you get 2 scarves out of this project … one for you and one for a fellow sports fan!  AND t-shirt scarves are perfect for the warmer weather we know is on the way!

So dig out some old t-shirts, and let’s get started with this scarf that you can make in just 15 minutes!

Step 1 – Gather supplies

  • 2 new or used t-shirts
    • 100% cotton t-shirts without side seams work best
    • T-shirts without a lot of printing also work better
    • HINT: I bought 2 plain t-shirts at a craft store, and found that the children’s XL sizes are MUCH cheaper than the adult sizes, and are perfect for this project!
  • Sharp scissors (preferably one made to cut fabric)

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Step 2 – Lay out the first t-shirt

  • Put the shirt on a flat surface, and smooth it out so it lays flat

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Step 3 – Cut between the Armpits

  • Cut straight across the t-shirt, from one arm pit to the other
  • Don’t worry if your cut isn’t perfectly straight … these scarves are VERY forgiving
  • NOTE: Save the top part you just cut off for another project (stay tuned)

Step 4 – Cut off the hem

  • Cut straight across the bottom of the t-shirt to remove the hem
  • Again, don’t stress over making a perfectly straight cut
  • Throw the hem piece away

Step 5 – Cut 1” strips

  • Cut the t-shirt material into 1” wide strips
  • No need to measure – just make all of the strips roughly the same size

 Step 6 – Repeat steps 2-5 with the other t-shirt

Step 7 – The fun part – Stretch it to create t-shirt “yarn”

  • Taking one strip of t-shirt at a time, loop the sides of the t-shirt around your arms or wrists
  • Pull your arms apart to gently stretch the t-shirt
  • Rotate the loop and repeat this motion several times
  • You will see the edges of the t-shirt roll over on themselves (which is why a perfectly straight cut is not important) – we call this end product the “yarn”
  • Repeat this step with all of the t-shirt pieces you cut

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Step 8 – Ensure evenly stretched loops 

  • Gather up all of the t-shirt yarn
  • Loop the sides around your arms or wrists
  • Pull your arms apart to gently stretch all of the loops at one
  • Rotate the loop and repeat this motion several times

  Step 9 – Separate the yarn to create 2 scarves

  • Split the yarn into 2 piles – split half and half, or in any proportion you like
  • Set aside 1 piece of yarn
  • Cut that 1 piece in half

 Step 10 – Create Scarf 1

  • Gather up all of the t-shirt yarn from 1 pile
  • Take one of the half strips you set aside
  • Wrap it around one end of the gathered yarn, as shown
  • Knot the ends together
  • Optional – trim close to the knot, then use a scissors to tuck the ends under the wrapped piece
  • Repeat with the second scarf

 

 That was easy, wasn’t it?

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 You can wear this scarf just like any other infinity scarf:  One long loop, or doubled up:

If you like these scarves, and would like more ideas on how to make them using t-shirts, stay tuned for future blog posts!

There are many more to come, and I can’t wait to show them to you.  HINT:  if you are doing some spring cleaning, don’t throw out those t-shirts!

Until next week, I’m off to watch some basketball!

Carrie

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