And one project that has become a gift. I don't think the recipient really reads here so I'm gonna show you how to make this upcycled T shirt scarflace> it is a warn cozy scarf, and a cool chunky necklace.
I mixed three gently used t shirts for the first one, and a knit print from the fabric store and a gently used t shirt for the second. I am only showing the HOW on one of the scarflaces.
Three shirts... shirts with out seams along the side work best, but one of my shirts had seams and I used it anyway, I like the knobby effect it added.
Cut across the shirt right below the armpits.
Trim off the hem too.
Cut the t shirt into one or so inch strips, so that you have giant loops.
If you couldn't tell, I am recommending the use of a rotary cutter, but scissors will do the trick just as well. After cutting all of the shirts into strips you will have a big pile...like this.
Stretch each loop as far as it will go, and then hang them all together. They will each curl up on themselves, like little knit tubes of fun. Tie them together with a scrap from one of the shirts. Presto...Put it on!
This is more of a chunky necklace, a pin or brooch would look cute on it too.
Classic scarf action.
This is the second one I made. This is where I learned the biggest lesson about the knits! They curl the way THEY want to, not necessarily the way YOU want them to. If you look closely the lighter fabric has a print on it. So...If you have a print you should do a test on the direction the fabric will curl to make sure you like the outcome. I can't figure out how to reverse the direction of the knit curl. So on this one you are seeing the wrong side. I still like the muted colors with the vibrant teal, so it's a go.
I'm sure not all knits will curl so the wrong side is showing, but I will test it from now on before taking the time to cut all of my strips.
This is all of the strips tied together with a loop at the top so the wearer can easily find the middle, or starting point. Just a note: The first scarflace had 38 strands, and the second had 26. You can make them as thick or thin as you like, all depends on what you like around your neck.Happy Making!