Saturday, September 22, 2012

T-shirt Scarves and Pinterest Addiction

Sorry there hasn't been a new post in two weeks! I've been too busy with my new Pinterest addiction! I'm just kidding (but actually I'm not! hahahahaha). So I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon only recently because I knew it would send me down a deep never-ending vortex of craft and recipe ideas and admittedly I was terrified of this! Ai has been on for a couple of months now and I finally caved last week and signed up. And I was right about how terrifyingly addictive it would be, but I have to admit that I am completely in love with it! 

With the blog, we had only begun to scratch the surface of how creative everyone was out there in the world. Since joining Pinterest, I've come to appreciate just how incredibly talented and brilliant people are! There are so many wonderfully amazing ideas out there and I love how Pinterest has broadened everyone's horizons! 

Anyway, I fell completely in love with all those t-shirt scarves that everyone was doing because they seemed easy and super cute! Long story short, I got carried away and rummaged through the whole house looking for everyone's old shirts. Out of all the tutorials, this is hands down the best one out there. Be sure to watch the video it really helps to understand how to do it properly. 

I told you guys I got carried away. I went nuts and tried to look for all sorts of colors.

I really love the way these drape and they actually do keep your neck warm! 

A few tips about making these:
  • I've seen people asking about whether or not shirts with print on them would work. I tested this out and the answer is no, especially if the screen printing is really thick. The pieces just don't seem to curl right if there's a thick layer of writing on it.
  • The bigger the shirt, the more ropes you'll have. 
  • If you want a chunkier scarf combine a few shirts.
I really liked the braided scarves too. There's a few tutorials out there, but I decided to write one up because this I did mine in a completely no sew method. 

You should be able to click on the picture to see the instructions better.

That's all for this week folks! I'm so happy that fall is finally here, it's my favorite time of the year! Happy crafting!♥