MY upcycled tshirt CREATIVE SPACE

I’ve been doing quite a lot of creative stuff over the last couple of months, just haven’t managed to blog about it.  This is one of my favourites.  A scarf made by recycling a t-shirt.

I have spotted them on quite a few places over blogland & pinterest and was keen to give them a try.  My first couple of attempts were not so great, but after some tips from a super stylish friend, I’m very happy with the current design and have started giving them away as gifts.  We made them at MOPS last term also and they were quite the hit.

It’s a super quick & inexpensive gift and doesn’t involve any sewing at all!

I didn’t have any old t-shirts, but I purchased some XXXXL t-shirts (the larger the better) from Kmart for less than $5.  
I have been meaning to write up a tutorial & take detailed pics and I’ll let you know when I do, but, basically it is made by cutting an old t-shirt horizontally into one inch strips, stretching each strip slightly till it starts to curl and then tying each strip into a knot to form a loop.  I used fabric from one of the sleeves, cut in a long rectangular shape, & wrapped it around the joins and just tucked it in.*
Joining in again today with Creative Spaces over at Village Voices.  

Have you tried making one of these scarves or recycled a piece of clothing and made it into something else?
UPDATE: I have now written up a full tutorial of how I made this tshirt scarf.  You can find it over here.

P.S.  I’ve started a Frog, Goose & Bear facebook page if any of you are interested in getting updates on my blog, craft tutorials, kids parties, markets, recipes, etc. via facebook.

* If you follow these instructions or these or these you should be fine.  Mine is roughly based on these.

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  1. says

    oh how clever! i have seen a few of these around but never really knew how easy they were! I'm always on the hunt for how to up-cycle clothes…at the moment I'm cutting squares out of all our old woollen jumpers to make a patchwork winter blanket to snuggle up on! Only hope i get it finished during this winter!!!

  2. says

    That is amazing! You are so clever – I can imagine starting something like that only to end in tears with bits of shredded t-shirt everywhere. I think it's best to admire it from afar…

  3. says

    Fantastically simple idea…..I love it.<br />Great colour and no sewing required, hmm, off to check out what old t shirts I have….<br /><br />Claire :}

  4. says

    I&#39;d never seen them before a friend of mine (Prim &amp; Pretty) gave me one as a gift a few months ago. It was amazing &amp; matched what i was wearing, so it put it straight on &amp; got lots of comments. Such a cool idea, love yours, love Posie

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