I love getting texts from my friend Amy......it usually means something fun! (Remember when we did the dry erase message boards?) She was off work last Monday so she had the grand idea to get together for a fun afternoon of crafting. Woo-hoo!
She had been inspired by some projects on Pinterest (don't you just love Pinterest?) and brought with her some old shirts to re-fashion. As soon as I saw this shirt I knew exactly what we should make, a ruffled scarf! It was a perfect lightweight material and a beautiful print!
We used this tutorial from MADE as a guide and it was such an easy project! First we cut the arms off of the shirt and then cut the body of it into as many 6" wide strips as we could get, hoping to get a total of 124" for the length. I think we ended up with five 20" long strips and one 17" long strip. Close enough!
Next Amy pinned all the short pieces into one continuous strip with right sides facing each other.
Using a serger, I joined all of the short strips together and then serged down the long sides and around the bottom edges.
We didn't get a picture, but the next step was the ruffling! I just sewed two rows of elastic thread about 1/4 inch apart down the center. (See the tutorial I linked to for more detailed instructions) Using elastic thread is so easy, I'm seriously getting addicted to this stuff!
And "Voila!", an easy, beautiful, ruffly scarf! Took less than 30 minutes to make and was free! Now that's my kind of project!
I LOVE this scarf and how it turned out. Now I'm going to be stalking goodwill for the perfect shirt to make into my own ruffly scarf! =0)
Do you have anything in your closet you think you could refashion?? What would you make?