I saw a post on Pinterest about making a scarf out of a t-shirt. (Here) Then, when a friend (thank you, GS) offered me an unused t-shirt, I grabbed it up! The directions are good, as well as simple.
I simply cut crosswise strips (about 1 to 1 1/2" wide). I used only the main part of the shirt, from under the arms to the bottom, but not including the bottom hem. Since I broke my arm in May, I still don't have enough strength in my left hand/arm to hold down the ruler, which means that I can't use my rotary cutter. So I had to use a scissors. The only downside to this is that some of the strips had little jags or jogs on them. But I don't think it's very noticeable.
Then came the fun part. I stretched out each and every "circle" I had cut. That makes the strips curl up into little rolls.
I took six of the strips and braided them together into two braids.
Then I simply gathered them all up together. For the "fastener" I cut some of the t-shirt fabric from an unused sleeve. The braids got loosely sewn by hand into the bunch of rings.
Then the fastener got sewn shut, enclosing all the loops and the ends of the braids. Now I'm thinking if I had made the fastener a little prettier (maybe no raw edges showing), that would make it feasible to wear the scarf with the fastener partway down the side. For another look.
|Back side of the "fastener."|
And here is my scarf. I was actually wanting to make a scarf in a neutral tone, so this really worked for me.