Yarn and T-Shirt Skinny Scarf
After snipping out those cool images from your T-shirts to make projects, it seems a shame to ditch the leftover jersey. The same goes for leftover yarn remnants. Every little scrap has a place and a purpose in this scarf.
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What you'll need:
- 24 pieces of T-shirt fabric, each 5x8 inches
- 15 to 18 pieces of various contrasting color yarns each measuring 5-1/2 yards
- Scissors, sewing machine, thread
- Sort fabric pieces into two sets of 12.
- Sew one set of pieces, right sides together along the short edges, so you have one long piece. Repeat with the other set.
- Layer the two pieces, right sides together. Sew around three sides with a 1/8-inch seam allowance, leaving one short side open.
- Turn the scarf right side out. You don't have to sew up the open end.
- Topstitch around the three edges of the scarf.
- Snip the ends into fringe about 7 inches long.
- Sew half of the yarn pieces to one side of the scarf, allowing 7 inches to hang over the fringe. You can sew the yarn on the fabric in straight lines, curves, swirls, or squares. Do the same for the opposite side.
- For a more uniform look, use the same colors of fabric and yarn, or use only two colors, such as black and white.
- Add sparkle with yarn that has metallic thread in it.
- For even more texture, stitch up and down the scarf, using only thread.
- Try those stitch patterns you've always wanted to use.
- Don't worry about small mistakes; this design hides them.