Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tie One On......

I love scarves - a most recent discovery.
When I saw this on Pinterest, I thought - I could make this.
It's on my "to do" list for my autumn wardrobe.

1. grab some cotton t-shirts you don’t wear anymore. larger sizes tend to work better as do non-ribbed shirts with no side seams. small logos on the shirts work fine, too. Goodwill finds would be great.
2. grab a pair of fabric scissors if you have them, otherwise any scissors will do.
3. lay the shirt out on a flat table in front of you.
4. cut the hem off the bottom and put it aside. 
5. cut the shirt into 1-1 1/2 ” horizontal strips all the way up to the armpit.  (may have to invest in a fabric wheel cutter -- always wanted a set, now I'll have the excuse to buy it)
6. grab 3-4 shirt strips in both hands, and gently stretch them out. the strips will naturally curl into themselves. 
7. once you have done this with many of the strips, it is time to get creative. try draping them, wrapping one end with excess fabric, combining colors, braiding them, attaching beads, pins, old jewelry, etc.

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