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

ta-da
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


ta-da!


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.

6 comments:

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

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

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

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

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Impressive!

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!

soresourceful said...

brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!