D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf
1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together.
2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor.
3} Cut 1 1/2 inch strips, remove the hemmed edges. Cut them as long as possible; I went from the bottom of the front of the shirt all the way to the end of the back on some pieces. Obviously you won’t be able to do that for all of them, but the varied lengths are okay. Use fabric scissors if you have them!
4} Cut off the sleeves of the shirt and save them for the end. I used them for the final wrapping!
5} Organize the strips by length and gently pull on them. When you do this they naturally curl in on themselves.
6} NOW GET CREATIVE! Start piecing the strips together the way you want your scarf to look. Twist them, Braid them and mix the colors. You could even add beads or old jewelry to dress it up even more. Lay your design on the table and secure it with small ribbons of t-shirt scraps (don’t worry that showing; you’ll cover it up with the final wrapping).
7} Tie together, trim ends, and wrap with the excess sleeve fabric you saved. Use a needle and thread to secure the end wrap on; covering all of the tying and knotting to keep the scarf together. This also creates a smooth back for your neck. And Ta-Dah! You’re done!