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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Tie One On - (Scarf That Is!)

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Feb 26, 2015 2:27:00 PM

Tie on a scarf!Scarves and shawls are popular and important fashion accessories. Not only do they keep you warm in the winter, but they add color and texture to any outfit. If you’re like me, your wardrobe has one in every color!

T-shirt scarves are so easy to make, you can whip up dozens in an afternoon. If you buy the shirts at Goodwill, they hardly cost anything AND there is no sewing involved.

Tie on a scarf!Choose a 100% cotton T–shirt without a graphic design or printing below the sleeves.

- Fold it in half lengthwise (sleeves are together).

- Cut the top off just under the arm pit.

- Cut off the hem.  

Tie on a scarf!- Measure and mark eight inches from the bottom.

- Cut 2/3-inch wide Tie on a scarf!strips (up to the eight-inch mark) all the way around the shirt. It will look like fringe.

Tie on a scarf!- Tightly grasp the uncut part of the tee and stretch each strip. (The strips will curl lengthwise when stretched.)

- Pull the uncut-top section to stretch it out too. You want it as big as possible so you can double loop it around your neck.

There’s no sewing necessary since the knit fabric doesn’t unravel. It will only get softer the more you wash it.

Topics: t-shirt scarf, DIY scarf, Merri Cvetan