Variations on the “T-shirt Scarf”

         Earlier on, we posted a tutorial on how to easily transform an old t-shirt into the conventional “t-shirt scarf.” This is just a really fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY craft that ivolves few materials and usually ones you already have in your house. For those of you that are interested in this form of upcycling and have mastered the basics of the craft, here are some more complex ideas that you can try! If this whole concept is new to you, here’s our tutorial we made earlier that you can learn from and build off of. https://trashfashiondiscoveringnewways.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/coming-soon/

We love hearing new ideas and feedback from you guys so let us know if you come across or create any really cool scarves 🙂

This variation uses the combination of several patterns and braiding.

 

 

 

 

    Here’s a link to the cite that explains in detail how this ringlet scarf is made: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/crafts-projects/make-this-quick-n-easy-ringlet-t-shirt-scarf.html

No Sew Tshirt Scarf Tutorial

 

 

  

A different approach to the t-shirt scarf. It just goes to show the amount of creative freedom this project allows- there are so many possibilities! Here is a link to  a tutorial:

http://www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/diy-tutorial-tubular-tee-shirt-scarves/     

                                                                                                                                                                            One last example of what you could do, basically a knot and the edges sewn together. Fairly simple for the amount of money saved by doing it yourself!

We hope this has inspired and added to your endeavors into the art of “trash fashion.” Have fun making scarves and sharing your newfound creativity with the world around you!

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Recycle Sweaters

Now that it’s getting colder and we’re pulling out our warmer clothing, I’m sure that there will be a few old sweater that no longer fit, are not in the best condition, or no longer are in style.  Here are just a few ideas  for things that you could make out of your old sweaters, repurposing them to make yourself something or even a gift for someone this holiday season.  You could start with stockings for your children, siblings, friends, or your whole family.

Then move on to a felted blanket from all of those wool sweaters to keep you warm when you don’t have time to make a fire.

Next: holiday gifts.  Everyone has that eccentric soul in their family, whether it be a niece, cousin, or friend; so why not make a multicoloured sweater to give as a gift?

Once it gets closer to the holidays, you can start to decorate.  So get started on a colourful wreath with your entire family to hang on the front door.  It would mean so much more than anything bought in a store, and it would be recycled!