I have alot of obsessions…I call them “my problems”. Right now, I have a scarf problem.
Why not add to it, yah?
I can’t promise you that it’s my last…
Materials for one scarf:
1/2 yard fleece (you will have leftovers)
Old Tshirts (I used 5) or use fabric scraps. For my second scarf, I used scrap corduroy too!
Basic Sewing Supplies
1. Begin by opening up your fabric out and lay flat. From selvedge end to selvedge end (usually 60 inches), cut a 10 inch strip
2. Take your Tshirts and begin cutting them. Make some straight cuts and diagonal cuts. Make one side straight, the other side diagonal! Make sure the diagonal cuts are longer than the 10 inch width to account for the angle. I made my diagonals about 14 inches long because we will trim them later anyway. You can always cut all your scraps extra wide so you don’t have a problem with cutting later
4. Once you have your design chosen, begin sewing the patchwork together. Working from one side, start with the second piece
6. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance
First seam sewn! (betcha can’t say that 7 times real fast)
7. Continue with the next piece, and keep it up until you have completed the design
8. Here is what it will look like. Be careful that your 10″ length scraps (if any) are all lined up so when you trim, they match up
9. Now the fun part: Create a free form pattern with a zig zag stitch in the solid colored Tshirt areas
Add a zig zag stitch in between seams too, for a bit of a rough look
Have fun with it and be creative. Use different colored thread too!
11. Trim the excess of the Tshirt patchwork so all the edges are even
12. Pin in place, making sure to mark a spot to leave un-sewn for turning later
13. Using a 1/4″ seam, sew around the entire scarf except for the marked opening
14. Clip all four corners
15. Turn the scarf right side out, pushing out corners to make them nice and straight