Recycle Silk Shirt becomes Silk Scarf
I've had this idea to make a scarf out of a silk shirt. This is a silk shirt from the thrift store. Cost $3 The collar looks funny because I was testing my scissors on it.
I loaded up the sewing machine with black silk thread. Cost $4
Then I sewed the darts (?) closed around the bottom hem of the shirt.
I folded the bottom hem of the shirt about six inches and sew along the bottom hem making a tube.
I cut the tube away from the shirt. I make a couple more tubes out of the remaining cloth.
Tube on the left is inside out. Tube on the right is right side out.
To connect the tubes I slide a right side out tube into an inside out tube. Then I square off the end with the scissors.
I join the tubes together by sewing around the inside of the two tubes.
Turn the long tube right side out, tuck in an inch at the end and sew the end closed.
The scarf turned out to be a little over six feet long. I included the shirt pocket in the design.
That's the scarf experiment. I like my new sewing machine. I found that I had to adjust the tension on the bobbin holder thingie. Then I had to adjust tension on the machine to almost Zero or the thread keeps breaking. And the needle threading device does not like the silk thread. I have to thread manually. Yeah, I know how to do that. That's what the glasses are for.
Have a good day!