T Shirt Scarf

This project is for all of you wish-you-were-craftier readers. Yep, you. This scarf is so easy-peasy, you'll wonder why you never thought of it before.

Charly has been a little clingy lately- hence all these pictures have her in them. You all won't complain, right?

My friend Brinn and I made these last Friday afternoon, with a 'frustrated with her lack of mobility and currently clingy' four month old, and a very mobile two year old in the apartment, so if we can pull it off in an hour you better bet you can whip this project out lickety-split.

The idea came from here via Anne Haas on Pinterest. Those of you who follow me on Pinterest know I have oodles of projects on my mind right now, and I am starting to slowly hack away at them.

I love how kid friendly this accessory is. Charly likes to play with my necklaces and also spits up on everything. With this scarf, it aint no thang. Totally washable, stretchable, curious baby hand friendly.

You can read the instructions they give and look at the pictures, but I'll give you a brief rundown of the process as well.

Materials:

  • 1 large-as-you-can-find T shirt with no side seams (I bought mine on sale at JoAnns for $1.99, but you could use a thrifted one or something from your closet, making this project F-R-E-E)
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Thread to match and sewing machine or needle (actually completely optional, you can make this no sew)

Directions:

  1. Cut off the bottom seam of your T shirt (thats the sewn part at the bottom)
  2. Cut 1- 1 1/2 inch strips the width of your T shirt (from side to side, not top to bottom)
  3. Cut strips until you reach the arm holes
  4. Gather several strips and hold with both hands. Pull to stretch. As you do, the T shirt strips will curl in to themselves. Continue with all your strips.
  5. You can wear them as is by bunching them together, or you can add a fabric strip to keep them bound (you can also add a brooch to this spot later on, so it really opens up some possibilities for styling). To do this, cut a piece of the leftover part of your T shirt that is about 2 in x 5 in. Loop it around your bunch of strips and trim to the desired size. Either machine stitch it or hand stitch the ends together. 

Voila! Now go out and rock that hip scarf, and wow everyone with your super craftiness. And share a pic, cause I'd love to see what you all come up with.

(these cheeks are so totally kissable)
Can you spot 3 of my creations in this pic? Four if you count Charly, haha.