Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Sewing Project: A T-shirt scarf!

I am so excited to share this! I wrote about my first attempt at the sewing machine here. It didn't go great.

Well the second attempt was awesome and I think I am now addicted to sewing!

Here's what I did.

I began with an old T-shirt of my husbands.  It was huge.  I cut off the bottom and had a lot to work with but I knew I wanted a short scarf so I actually ended up cutting this part too.

Then I attacked the sleeves with my scissors and cut it into strips.

I ironed everything too! Look how wrinkled it was.  It had been sitting at the bottom of my closet for months.  I knew I would use it eventually!

Then I started sewing.  I pinned the strips in pleats on the main part to make ruffles and sewed across.  Perfect little stitces! Nice straight lines!

I made it pretty funky and used different sizes and strips and start the pleats on different ends.  I didn't know how it would turn out and I wasn't seeking perfection.  The stitches are perfect though!

Here's my finished project.  I put three rows of ruffles on each end of my scarf.

And here it is! I think it will be perfect for the spring with a denim coat. 
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  1. I love it! As soon as I get a chance I am going to try and make one too.

  2. This is so cute! And thrifty. I never would have thought to make an old t shirt into a ruffly scarf!

    Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts!

  3. I think it turned out very cute and I can just see it with denim--the perfect match! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

  4. That is so creative...I may just have to give it a try!

  5. Wow! I love it! That is just too cute!

  6. How creative...it's soooo stinkin cute!


  7. This is darling! I have a whole drawer of tshirts waiting to be refashioned, and a whole pile of them are white. This is officially the way to use one of them up. :)
    We have a friday fun find party- if you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up tomorrow!

  8. This is stickin cute... I love it...

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.

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