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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tee Shirt Ringlet Scarf

This cute little scarf super easy to make, comfy, and it makes a great gift! 

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Did I mention it’s “no-sew”?!  Anyone can do this!

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All you need for this scarf is a pair of scissors and four different colored tee shirts.  You can get these from a thrift store, the clearance rack at a store, raid your own closet, or anything else.  I got these from the clearance rack at JCPenney for $2.00 a piece, since I am going to be gifting it for Christmas.  If you happen to be the one who receives this as a Christmas gift, act surprised, and forget that it only cost me $8.00.  Mkay?!  ;)

Remove all the tags from the inside of the shirt.  Every one of the shirts I used had a tag near the bottom of the shirt in one of the side seams.

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Cut your shirt into eight strips from the armpits to the hem of the shirt.  Just eyeball it, they don’t have to be perfectly even.  Discard the hem.  Do this with the remaining shirts.

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Take the back of the shirt and cut eight rectangles.  These are going to tie your loops together.  Repeat with the remaining shirts.

Take one of the eight strips you cut from the body of the tee shirt.  It should be just a big circle.  Stretch it out and make it as big as you can.

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Take your stretched loop and wrap it around your hand several times until it makes an even loop.

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Do this for the remaining loops.  Feel free to recruit your kids for this.  They’ll love it.  Here’s my little “helper”:

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Okay, so he didn’t help much.  He just wanted to be held, but he sure is cute!  :)  (In my completely unbiased opinion…)

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You should have 32 loops (or ringlets).  Something I noticed with these tee shirts, is that the white and pink stretched so much better than the peach and grey.  The white and pink shirts were thinner and stretchier.  It really doesn’t matter.  The peach and grey will give the scarf a different texture, but if you don’t want that, make sure all of your tee shirts are the same kind of knit.

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Take two ringlets and tie them together with one of your rectangle ties from the back of the shirt.  Figure out your pattern and repeat with the remaining ringlets and ties. 

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If you don’t want to arrange it into a pattern, that’s fine by me!

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This cute, comfy scarf is ready to be worn.  Or gifted.  Or both.  It’s so fast and easy you can make as many as you want!  It’s also a great way to thin out your closet and start wearing those tee shirts that have just been hanging around collecting dust.

Now, go make one of your own, and send us pictures!  :)

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  1. I'm all over this idea. It looks awesome! Thanks for linking up.

  2. So cute and colorful! And I love that it is no-sew as well :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!


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