11/21/11

DIY Infinity scarf

This might be the easiest project out there.  Probably the hardest part is making time to get out of the house to get a t-shirt to use, that is if you don't already have an old one lying around.


I saw one at American Apparel and loved it.  Not so much the price tag.  $37 for cotton.  Yeah, no thanks.

The steps are simple:



Take a t-shirt, the bigger the better (XL or larger)  I used an XL woman's from Old Navy, but probably should have gone for the XXL.
Grab a pair of scissors.



Lay the t-shirt out flat and cut along the bottom seam, removing the entire length of the bottom.



 Next, line up your scissors under the armpit and cut straight across the chest of the shirt.  I'm sure I'll think of something for the extra shoulder and arm fabric.  A short sleeved shirt would have made more sense, but oddly enough - they don't sell many of those in November in winter!

Almost done.



Now STRETCH.....and stretch and stretch and stretch and stretch and stretch and stretch.  I would suggest using something stationary and leveraging as much strength as you can without ripping it.  Trust me, the stretchier the better when it comes to actually wearing the scarf (again, XXL would have helped too!)

The blury, constantly moving baby was ZERO help in the stretching task.

REMINDER:  Go to National Camera and get help with using your camera.  You spent too much to not get good photos.



Dear GOD, I have a dirty bathroom mirror.  Nate was napping when I did this, so I didn't have my normal photographer on hand.  Note to self, CLEAN UP.  Here, the iPhone photo isn't better but it at least isn't shameful in the cleanliness of my house.  Something about my kids making memories or something like that.



Now wrap and your fabulous.  Seriously, that's it.  The jersey fabric doesn't fray, so there's no need to hem.  Why didn't I buy more t-shirts when I was out!

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