October 19th, 2009
As I mentioned in my first post, this past weekend was James Madison University’s Homecoming Weekend! And to prepare for it, I decided to whip up some scarves for me and my fellow alumni. These were VERY easy to do, and VERY cheap! I spent about $10, and was able to make 5! I recommend crafters at any level give this a try!
What you’ll need:
- 2.5 yards of t-shirt fabric – be sure to tug the edges and make sure it doesn’t fray.
The T-Shirt Scarf Blueprint
Unfold your fabric, and cut a piece that is 15 inches wide x 2.5 yards long. If your fabric has crappy edges, be sure to cut those off. This is the body of your new scarf.
Cut the edges of your scarf into three equal sections 15″ up from the edge.
Then, take each of the sections, and cut .5″ wide strips that are 4″ long.
Braid the three long sections of each side, and finish off with a knot. I tied one of the short tassels around the braid and knotted off that way.
And there you go! A new scarf for the fall season! But before I sign off, I’d like to show you another way to finish off the edges of this scarf to create a different look.
Instead of cutting three long sections on the ends of your scarf, cut 30 sections, approximately .5″ wide. Braid the tassels, knot the ends, and trim the excess material. This is what you will get:
These scarves were a great accessory at homecoming!
Until next time!