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Don’t throw out those cute patterned knit shirts you may have! Make one of a kind scarves out of them! My family did a huge closet clean out and we literally have mounds of clothes in garbage bags ready for our next garage sale lying around. This got me thinking, why throw out or donate clothing with great colors or patterns on them. Instead I am using some of them for crafty stash fabric.
This project for Scarf Week is a perfect way to upcycle your t-shirts or jersey knit clothing. Of course there are a million ways to make a t-shirt scarf, but if you are a follower of mine you already know I am a huge fan of tassels and all things bohemian! So you know I had to make a t-shirt tassel scarf! These came out so cute and super easy to make. Let me show you how~
Jersey Knit Tassel Scarf
- T-shirts or jersey knit fabric
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Sharp scissors
Choose a cute pattern of jersey knit and an accent color for tassels. Lay your t-shirt out smooth.
With your scissors or rotary cutter, cut straight across below the sleeves. Try to find a long wide shirt so your scarf will hang lower than your chest when finished. Next cut straight across just above the bottom seam of the shirt. This is your scarf.
Cut the next shirt or jersey knit fabric out the same way.
Lay the shirt on your rotary cutter mat and measure and slice 1/8 wide and 8-9 inch long strips. These are your tassels.
On the edge of your scarf, cut a 1/8 inch slit 1/2 inch from the edge of the scarf. This is where we attach the tassel.
Gather 4 strips together neatly, fold them in half and put the loop through the hole in the scarf.
Grab the loose ends and put them inside the loop and pull tight.
Tie the tassel in a knot again near the edge of the scarf and over the other knot. Pull tight so the knot gets tight, small and snug.
Trim the tassel down to 2 inches and your are finished. Move down the scarf 4 inches and repeat on both side of the scarf. And that’s it! So easy and super cute!!
Here is the shirt I used for the tassels on the white scarf.
I hope you enjoyed this super easy DIY now check out the other scarf week projects made by more fab bloggers for Scarf Week!
Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?
The T-Shirt Scarf fun has only just begun! Be sure to chomp those
shark scarf teeth into each of these inspirational D.I.Y. projects hitting the blog-o-sphere today.
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
1. DIY Jersey Knit Tassel Scarf by Made in a Day
2. Knotting T-Shirt Yarn Wrist Scarves by It Was Weekend
3. Recycled T-Shirt Project | No-Sew Braided Tassel Scarf by Happy Hour Projects
4. How To Make A T-Shirt Super Hero Cape by Crafty Bonds
5. Faux Tye-Dye T-Shirt Scarf by Apron Strings & Other Things
6. DIY Braided T-Shirt Scarf by The Crafting Nook
7. 10 Minute Fringe Infinity T-Shirt Scarf by The Thinking Closet
Here’s a glimpse at what’s coming up later this week!
To access all 5 days of Scarf Week, visit our co-coordinators, Lauren from The Thinking Closet and Vanessa from Tried & True. They’ll be updating their posts with the clickable collages as they go live this week. And you can also follow along with our hashtag, #ScarfWeek2015.
It’ll be wave after wave of killer inspiration, no fish-bones about it!