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Topic: t-shirt scarfy/necklace thing *tute added*  (Read 52403 times)
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« on: July 07, 2009 07:13:53 PM »

Hi! i made this after finding this tutorial on instructables-
 http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-T-shirt-Necklace/
 


*EDIT* -  but...... then they took the instructions down because there is a patent pending for the idea (!?)  i dont get it. how can you patent cutting up an old t-shirt and wrapping it around your neck? well anyway, i was asked by a couple people to make my own tute for it, so here it is!

- you can do this 2 ways.
1. you can use a large t-shirt (i like 100% cotton, but you can probably use a blend) that does not have side seams so you can cut one continuous strip. this will come out looking like the green scarf at the end of this post. OR
2. you can use a t-shirt with seams on the side and just cut many strips (cutting the little bit of seam at the end off) and tie them all together end to end. this will come out looking like the blue scarf at the top of this post.

-ok, so start at the bottom of the t-shirt and cut off the hem, you dont need this. then begin to cut a long continuous 1 inch wide strip, going around and around the t-shirt until you get to the armpits, then stop.


-then take your long strip and tug firmly on it section by section so it folds in on itself


-next, check how long of a loop you would need for the scarf to wrap aroung your neck twice (or three times if you want to get wild and crazy). make a loop that big then loop it again and again until you have one big handful of loopy goodness. then tie the loose ends together. so it looks like this-


-then, if you like, you can cut one more strip off your t-shit (the length from armpit to armpit on one side of the shirt should be enough), stretch it out and wrap it around a section of the scarf. this makes it easier to get on and off and helps it to not get ridiculously tangled.



now you've made an easy t-shirt scarfy/necklace thing, so wear it. hooray!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009 07:38:50 PM »

VERY cool, skaborsk!!
just book marked this to try later Wink
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E.J.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 01:20:36 AM »

That looks great! and seems so simple, I reckon it would be pretty warm to, I think I'll have to have a go at this, thanks for posting it Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 06:50:55 AM »

thanks guys! and yes, it is very cozy........
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 08:15:52 AM »

That does look warm. I've seen the longer ones and I may try it. I've saved some sleeves and such from t-shirt projects ,so I may try a multi- colored one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009 03:49:31 PM »

ooo! a multi-colored one sounds awesome! good idea, i'll have to do that too!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 10:48:30 PM »

I made one today that I'm in love with. I had an old shirt that a friend and I had tie-dyed a few years ago, and I didn't wear it anymore. So I made it out of that, and I haven't taken it off since I made it this morning!



my stupid hair is in the way, ignore that. It's a lot bigger and fluffier in real life. And it's actually very warm!
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009 06:27:44 AM »

oooo- that came out nice! i love it. watch out, its addicting....................
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009 09:38:37 PM »

Yeah, I've realized that it's super addictive, as I made 3 more of them today, lol. I don't even know why, it's not like I have 4 necks I can wear them on.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2009 07:11:16 PM »

Instructables removed that tute-- any way you could put your own tute in here? Thanks.
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