Sunday, March 20, 2011

T-Shirt Scarf


I love upcycling! Here's a fun & easy way to accessorize with an old t-shirt. I'm using an old longhorn t-shirt that was headed to the rag bin.

What you need:
  • t-shirt (with no side seams)
  • rotary fabric cutter
  • ruler
  • cutting mat
What you do:
Using the ruler and rotary cutter, cut off the very bottom of the t-shirt. Be sure to remove all of the bottom hem.

 Starting at the bottom of the t-shirt, measure and cut 1 inch strips. (they'll look like loops)

Continue cutting 1 inch strips until you have your desired amount of loop strips.

Stretch out each loop.










Now have fun with all of the t-shirt loops.Wear the loops as a scarf/necklace...

or a cowl...

or even as a bracelet.
The possibilities are endless. Twisting multiple colors together would be fun too. Attaching a cute pin would look great. Show your team spirit with your favorite team's colors. So go find an old t-shirt and make your own accessory.
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53 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Thank you for linking up to More The Merrier.

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  2. I made one of these the other day but could probably have used your tutorial first. Turned out much differently and a little bit ghetto ;)

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  3. Very cool! I like it!

    www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  4. LOVE IT!!! Not sure I like that you cut up your UT shirt but I think I can let that go.

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  5. Great idea! and so simple too!
    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    I've also just started up a whole page dedicated to clothes upcycling projects with a long-term linky on it. I want to build up a bank of resouces where people can come for ideas for those old clothes they can't bear to throw out! This would be perfect!
    Do come and take a look.
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  6. So cute. This is on my list of "crafts to do".

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  7. These are awesome! I'd love for you to link up at may Make Something Monday link party!!

    ~Sarah

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-3.html

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  8. New follower via Mingle Monday. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the color you chose!!!! I make these all the time =) so super easy and soooo many different ways to make them!

    DIY Jersey Scarf

    xoxo
    jenn

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  10. Shut the front door! That is hysterical and completely fabulous. Girl you are genius.

    Laurie {Tip Junkie}

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  11. love the look! found you from MMM at CRAFT. will post on my blog if i try this.

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  12. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Fabulous idea and SO CUTE!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Great idea, love it! That color orange is also so pretty for accessories!

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  14. I love that idea, I'm going to add it to my list of things to try!

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  15. hiya , great tut. am visiting form at home with k . following you now,hope to see you at mine soon
    http://emilysnan.blogspot.com/2011/02/all-blinged-up.html
    xmaggiex

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  16. What a super cool project! I love the look and the pop of color it brings! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

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  17. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  18. Just found your site from Tip Junkies linky. This is an awesome idea--I have so many old t-shirts I can do this with! TFS!!

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  19. What a fun idea (not to mention easy!). I love it!

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  20. Very cute! THanks so much for linking up at my party!

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  21. I have a whole book of tee-shirt crafts that you would love. {I didn't see this one in there though!} Great idea!

    If you have a moment tonight I'd love for you to share this with my readers: Creative Juice Thursday Party @ Momnivore's Dilemma. Party starts at 8 CST. Hope to see you there!

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  22. So cute and easy! I need to go through my husband's drawers -- I bet I'll find plenty of old t-shirts to convert! :)

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  23. What a great idea!! Love it
    I'm visiting via Women who do it all!! Love your blog :)
    Manni
    www.ibakecakes-manni.blogspot.com

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  24. These are wonderful!! And oh so easy too! Love that. Hi...I'm visiting from Paisley Passions blog hop. I am your newest follower. Please stop by and say hello and if you would, follow us too. Have a great day.
    Joan

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  25. This is soo cute I can't wait to try it.

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  26. too cute!! what a great way to recycle.
    found ur blog thru tea rose...u have some awesome recipes - can't wait to get them a try.

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  27. I don't have a rotary cutter or board. It should still work with scissors, right? I love the idea. I'm pregnant and don't have a very big maternity wardrobe, so I'm always looking for new ways to dress up the outfits I'm wearing over and over. Thanks for the great idea.

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  28. City Share- Yes scissors will work just fine. Have Fun & Congrats!

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  29. That is such a great idea! Love the color of the shirt you used!

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  30. I can't believe how easy this is! I've seen these for sale, and I love the look of it. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

    www.gwennypenny.com

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  31. Okay. Love it. This is a project involving fabric that even I can do. Can't wait to give it a whirl.
    Pam

    Thanks for linking to BeColorful's Motivated Monday

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  32. I just saw that scarf/necklace at Urban Outfitters this week, and it was $18! Your color was much cuter!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope you can make it back this week {party opens wed. night @ 8pm CST}

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  33. Cute! You're right, many possibilities! I think I like it as a bracelet best. I really need to start upcycling. Such a perfect concept: make something new out of something you already have and never use. Love it!

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  34. What an interesting recycling idea. :) You could use these to tie gift wrapping too, and then decorate with a recycled fabric flower. Cute!

    Tnx for stopping by to link this up at my party this weekend!

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  35. So cute!

    I'm not sure what I loke more...the great look or the fact you used a longhorn t-shirt {smile}!

    Boomer Sooner!

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  36. Very creative! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party! I hope you'll come back for the next one.

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  37. Love this stylish scarf... such a nice colour as well. A winner for sure!

    Happy recylcing,

    Monica

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  38. I am so impressed that I have become your follower. I would love it if you follow me back... I do recycle to but nothing as great the stuff you do...

    Happy to visit you,

    Monica

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  39. I heart this! I'm a sucker for up-cycling. Thanks for linking up!

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  40. cute! I love making these. your method is so much neater than mine, mine turn out a mess ;-)

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  41. Very cute! GO Longhorns!! :)

    Cindy @ cinsarah.blogspot.com

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  42. So cute! I bought one of these scarves from someone at a craft show this past fall...I love love LOVE it but I haven't even tackled making one! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  43. I like this way much better than taking the circles from the sleeves and linking them together.

    Like the cutting of the horns too, (sooner bred LOL)

    Great tute!

    Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition Fridays if you like.
    ~ Christy

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  44. cute! really like the simplicity of this!
    gail

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  45. So nifty thrifty!! Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  46. I love it! What a totally fun look, I think I need to make a few in different colors!! I'm featuring your t-shirt scarf today on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's. Thanks for linking up!

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  47. tx for the posting,dreaming content and plentiful of inspirations,,from within it i have to say i got much as i wanted before,like those fancy dress i apply them to use on,which hosted at http://www.prettytailor.com/,,,good,ty^^ again

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