Tuesday, 25 January 2011

t-shirt hacking

take an old t-shirt
this is one of Molly's
it's a size 8

cut straight across under the arms

put top to one side for later

cut of bottom hem
you don't have to do this
but i like the way t-shirt fabric rolls up

easy scarf/tube/snood
{feel free to ignore my miserable face}
you can put a couple stitches on the cut hems
i'm not gonna bother

now cut the arms off!

try it on and mark your thumbhole
cut small slit


very long fingerless mittens

or long'n'slouchy fingerless mittens

a matching set
to keep you warm
fast and for free

time to pick the carcass
i've already made one set of these
and i made yo-yo's with the scraps
maybe to decorate the set
or maybe as hair things
or a corsage?
hmmmm. . . . .

i've also made this kind of tube scarf with an oversized mans t-shirt
i wear it wrapped around double - it's lovely and warm.


Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

You are a genius .... perfect recyling !!

Unknown said...

Can't believe how great they all look, a really cool bit of recycling there!!

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gtlady said...

What a totally fantastic idea - I LOVE the mittens - off to raid the boys wardrobe now (and hubbies for a snood) totally brilliant vV!

Judy Kay's Christian Crafts said...

great idea!

Anonymous said...

brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!