Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Green Upcycled Scarf

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 It's been so damp and chilly this winter that I have worn a scarf nearly every day. I have long wanted to make a t-shirt scarf and St. Patty's Day seemed like the perfect excuse! Now that it's done, I can tell it's going to be a favorite. Worn t-shirts are so snug and soft.

I thought for sure I'd easily find an Old Navy St. Patty's Day shirt, but alas there were none in any of the thrift stores I went to. Even so, I managed to find several t-shirts for just a few bucks.

This was a really easy project and I made it while watching a few TV shows.
 First I cut an 8.5" X 11" sheet of freezer paper. Then I ironed it onto my t-shirts to make cutting the patches super easy. I reused the same piece of freezer paper for each patch. I lined up all my patches on the floor next to a scarf I already had to get the right length.

I decided to embellish some of the plain patches with cut outs. I used scraps of t-shirt with Wonder Under fusible web to iron them on. I made a lucky number 7, a shamrock and a horseshoe.  I sewed two rows of patches and then sewed each side together. I sewed the front and back right to each other. No turning. The edges rolled a little and I like the casual effect.

 This eagle patch isn't green, but since the eagle is our school mascot, I had to include it. I like that the scarf is decidedly "pinch proof" without being too St. Patrick's Day. I think I could get away wearing this past March 17th.

It's Green week at the CSI project!

11 comments:

ties said...

Good to know about green upcycled scarf i am very inspired By ideas nice..
Mens Ties

Randi said...

That's really cute! I love the idea of using old shirts like that.

Nutsy Coco said...

Very cute! I definitely think you can wear it beyond St. Patty's Day.

Heidi said...

Smart idea about using the freezer paper as a template! Tucking that one away in my memory banks.

Rebecca said...

I love it! Especially the gir scout tee. :)

littlemissmk said...

super cute idea!

shirley said...

Great scarf. It has a very college-like feel to it. Definitely not just for St. Patty's day. Great idea to use all the different green T's!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a great reuse for old Tshirts. Love it!

By the Bluegrass said...

What a cute idea! We have made the t-shirt quilts but not the scarves. gotta remember this one.
xo,
Sena

sara's art house said...

Super cute!

Aubrey said...

awesome idea! Thanks for stopping by tonight and good luck on the giveaway!