Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tried it out Thursday- Summer tshirt scarves

If you are looking for a quick and easy no sew scarf, these are the ones for you. I could not believe how quickly this came together. I love instant gratification!! I have  a stash of tshirts purchased at Michael's for $2.00 a piece on sale. I've had the shirts for several months and I can't believe I put this off. This was so much fun.

I tried out two of the three tutorials from thediydish. I started with the rolled strips/loops scarf ( I just made up that name for it, ha!).  I used two shirts in contrasting colors.



I think this version is too long for me. I was using an extra-large tshirt. I also tried a loop from a medium shirt and it's still too long for my liking. I may try this again with a child's shirt and see if I can come up with a length that is flattering for me. The diydish tutorial calls for 2 inch wide strips. This makes a pretty thick rolled loop.

I decided to try the Martha Stewart version of the tshirt necklace. This calls for narrower strips and then the strips are doubled for a shorter necklace. This one is much more suited for me.



Lastly, I made the no sew ruffled scarf. I love this.



Again, I used an extra large shirt and  I thought it was too long for me. I cut some off of each side and then glued those strips together to make additional strips for extra fullness.



Love it! What do you think?

I also came up with a bracelet with some of the leftover shirt materials. I'll be sharing that later.

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13 comments:

  1. I love it, how cool! Great idea on using the leftovers for a bracelet too.

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  2. These ar wonderful! I especially love the second one. One more thing on my looong list of things to try! Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF Open House!

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  3. Such a cute idea!! I love it!

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  4. TShirt fabric is so cozy yet light...perfect for scarves! I too bought a bunch of Michaels tshirts and would love to make some of these. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love your t-shirt necklaces. You did a fantastic job on all of them. I too love to craft with t-shirt yarn or as I call it t-yarn. I just made a duster with it and it works great. I'm visiting from the Sunday Showcase link party. Best wishes and happy to visit your blog today.
    Cindy

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  6. How creative! Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party.
    Would you please link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party! I would love it if you did =D
    Thanks
    ~Iffy~
    www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice. I've been wanting to make a t-shirt necklace.

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  8. i keep seeing this all over the web!! I think it's finally time for me to attempt it!! I love the color you chose!! thanks for sharing!!

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  9. I love both versions! I'm going to have to pull a few shirts out of the yard sale pile and try this! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm following you now. Stop by My Pretties and see what I've been up to if you'd like!
    www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

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  10. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!! -
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  11. Great site, and thanks for all the great ideas!

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  12. I love these! I can't decide which I like better, in fact. :) I have a ton of goodwill-bound tshirts...I think I will have to dig them out and try this! I'm a new follower, btw! :)

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