Friday, September 21, 2012

Crapty Fridays- T-shirt scarf (and ugly necklace)

Ok, let me just preface this post with this warning:
Warning!  This crapt ended up looking like crap.

Hubby had a t-shirt with a hole in the armpit, so instead of tossing it out (or using it as a rag), I cut it up and created a multi-strand scarf.

Step 1:  I cut the shirt across the armpit and then I cut off the bottom hem.

Step 2:  Then, I cut horizontal strips about 1inch in width.  I made sure to stop about an inch from the left seam so that I was left with connected loops.

Step 3:  I stretched the shirt.  Does this count as exercising?  (Note:  I didn't really stretch it with my foot.  This was just my way of showing it being stretched while using both hands to take a photo. )

Step 4:  My almost finished scarf- I decided not to sew a strap of fabric around all the loops  (Note:  Make sure you cut the strands about the same width in step 2.  Otherwise you end up with different size loops like I did.)

I wasn't too impressed with my resulting scarf, so I ended up cutting the loops up to create very long strands.  But what to do with them?  I fiddled and braided and ended up making this necklace:

I was trying to make something that looked a bit bohemian, but it ended up just looking... well... crapty.  Hubby said it resembled a noose.   

Ok, the scarf looked alright, but the necklace was definitely a dud.  But that's the joy of crapting!  It was bound for the trash anyway, so not to worry.  (Hmm, maybe I should have labeled this post as an anti-DIY?)

Hope you have a great weekend.  Baby Chuck and I are really looking forward to having hubby around.