Monday, July 18, 2011

Scarf it Up!

My next project was to create a spin off of my favorite infinity scarf, I'm sure you've seen them, a long hoop of fabulous fabric you can wrap around your neck once, twice, or even three times.

My new scarf would be made using a recycled t-shirt from the local thrift store.  I started with an extra large, white, 100% cotton t-shirt.  The best use of the fabric was to cut it in to two pieces about 10 inches wide, by about 24 inches long.  Not as long as I had hoped, but it works out in the end.

I sewed the two ends together, forming a loop.  Washed and dried it to see if the sides would hold up without seams, and yes!  It worked.

Next I dyed it.  My favorite colors are earth tones, so I used the Khaki color Dharma Fiber Reactive dye.

Here is the finished product.  If you can zoom in on the scarf, note how the dye has a marbled effect.  I do this by pouring the dye over the item inside the zip-lock bag and soaking it in its crunched up form.

This scarf is not as long I had hoped, but it can still be folded twice, as in the photo below.  I like how the soft cotton folds nicely and isn't bulky.

You can easily make one of these yourself.  Stay tuned for more!!!


  1. Hi Jeni, Great blog! Love this scarf you made--what a cool idea! Recycling is so much fun, especially when used fibers can be turned into other fashion accessories, clothes, or soft plush critters (like I make! :-)). I'm so glad I joined your blog today--I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

  2. Thank you Jennifer for visiting the blog and thanks for the compliments! I love your work as well!

  3. Great idea for the scarf Jeni!

  4. Thank you Ida!! I hope to have some available for sale locally soon! Would make a great neck warmer for the outdoor drumming group~


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