Wednesday, November 4, 2009

DIYWed: Scarfing Round Town the No-Sew Way

Well, it's finally starting to get cold** here in Atlanta which means I can start rocking my skinny scarves without getting stranger-than-normal looks or a hot neck. I really only have two, though: a pink-and-black striped one and a black-and-white striped one. I am always on the scout for more but am really picky about the ones I'll get. It can't be too thick or scratchy in any way. (I have really sensitive skin which is one reason I wear a lot of jersey knits.)

That's why I got really excited when I saw Missy's tutorial on Cut-Out-and-Keep for making a no-sew circle scarf out of a t-shirt. :)

The only thing I did differently was keep my ends separated and used the sleeves of the shirt to make fringe.

Her tutorial goes into a lot more detail but the gist of it is cutting 1" bands starting with the bottom of the shirt (after cutting off the hem), stretching the bands, looping each band around your hand a few times, then tying the bunched up loops together. It took me about an hour from start to finish which included the time I spent using the cut off hem as a toy for one of my kitties.

**I am from Northern Minnesota. It doesn't get "cold" in Atlanta like it does there but it does still have some pretty chilly days.

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