06 January 2011

DIY Shredded Jersey Scarf

I saw this amaaaazing shredded loopy scarf at PacSun today.  
It was made out of super soft jersey, just like a comfy old t-shit and came in brown, white and grey stripes, and hot pink and black zebra print.  And it was $14, which for a trendy scarf that might be out of style by the end of January, was so not happening!


I rushed home to look through my closet to see if I had any jersey knit T-shirts to experiment with.  I didn't, but I did find two dresses from college that I will never. ever. wear again =)  Large, oversized tops and dresses will yield an iffinity scarf that you can circle your neck with twice.  Smaller garments, like my minidress, will yield one short and sassy scarf.

I sacrificed the loud one first.



Easy enough so far, right? 
I think the entire project took 10 minutes... so quick!


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The whole idea is to cut the garment and then fold over left to right.
You want to keep the cut edge at the top or bottom of the rectangle.


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You don't have to leave as much room as I did in this photo. I think I left about 2-3 inches uncut.  This allowed chunks of zebra to show in my finished project.  If you're using a solid color garment then leave less room at ze top =)  or simply say "Whatever! I do what I want!"

I got too excited and forgot to photograph the final step.  I know I know! But it's rather simple.  Grab the first little hangy loop made by your mad scissor skills.  Put your finger(s) into the loop and pull the loop to stretch it out.  Twist the strand as you pull.  Do this for each of the loops, gently enough not to tear the loop off, but enough to really stretch the little guy out!

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Ummm... I love this! My husband is convinced I bought it and trashed the receipt.  I don't think i'm ever going to live down the time I hid a pair of impulse buy shoes in my car (totally planned on returning them!) and got busted by none other than Paul.  I returned the shoes, like planned, and will be teased for the remainder of my life.

Have you ever hid a purchase from a loved one? 
haha! I had to ask!

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38 comments:

  1. Love it!! I've seen jersey scarves that are just like normal scarves but they are sewn together so it's one big loop.. I've always wanted to try it from a tshirt or dress!


    Um PS I used to hide entirely filled shopping bags in my car and bring them in when no one was home...Sometimes I'd have several to bring in at once cause I stashed them for so long!

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  2. That is AWESOME! You go girl! And I have TOTALLY hidden things in the car, but I usually just sneak them in later! :)

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  3. Thank you!!! I was so excited my idea actually worked! It was kind of a shot in the dark.

    Halfway through it I literally stopped b/c I thought It didn't work!

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  4. What a neat project! I've definitely had great "ideas" like this that didn't turn out like yours :)

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  5. I have so many things I want to try when I come back from India. I think your blog will turn me into an art/craft person :)

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  6. That is awesome! Good job ... and super cute :). My husband is like a hawk with new clothes. He appears to pay little attention to what I'm wearing, but the minute I put on something new he's all *when did you get that?* It cracks me up! I tried once to pull a *I've had this forever* ... totally didn't buy it. Doh. :)

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  7. I love this!! I just saw this in the store, and I thought Wow !!I want to make this.. Yours Looks awesome. And, I am now a follower. :)

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  8. How cool is that! I'm going to come live with you, and you can be my stylist/fashion designer.

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  9. That Scarf is PRECIOUS!!! I love it! I am going to have to make myself one! I really love the Zebra and Blue, never seen the two together but it's precious!

    The whole hiding a purchase from a loved one, My mom bought my $400 Homecoming Dress that I was in love with and told my Dad it was only $100! Later, he found out different:)

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  10. Oh my gosh I LOVE that. It's so cute! I'm totally going to try to make this :)

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  11. WOW, the scarf looks great! I would have never guessed that you made it yourself-- looks like it came from the store. You are talented!

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  12. I'm goona try this over the weekend. I never would have thought of it!

    Oh yeah! I gave you a little link love on Moon Walk today :o)

    Have a good weekend!!!

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  13. omg how clever are you!! You look super stylish! What a great idea1 I can't think of anything I would want to shred right now but I'm sure when I search my closet I could find something in there! haha

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  14. I love when I come across great DIY'! Thanks for sharing this!

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  15. So cute! I love that you have such a creative, crafty side because as I mentioned before, the most creative I get is with my Excel spreadsheets.

    Love the scarf! You are a superstar for coming up with this.

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  16. Thanks so much! I love this idea---I'm totally not crafty, but it looks pretty manageable :)

    I just added it to my list of things to do this weekend--- upcycle an old shirt into a weird scarf-y thing!

    Have a fab weekend :)

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  17. So crafty! I just gave away a bunch of old clothes, this would have been a good way to use them :)

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  18. Fabulous! I have a scarf addiction and this is not going to help!! Now all my old clothes will be transformed into scarves! :)

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  19. Great Scarf !!! I now need to go did through the bags I just put in my trunk to donate for any tshirts to try this. BTW nice drawers too !!!

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  20. So perfect! Too funny about the shoes! I am constantly like...wait? THIS Michael's bag??? No idea where that came from!....... hehehe

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  21. What a great idea! This is super cute!

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  22. Oh my!! That is soooo cute!! I just cleaned my closet so I have lots of unwanted shirts!:)

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  23. This is awesome! I see these scarves all the time, I'm off to dig thru my closet now! I'm off to follow you!

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  24. I really really like this! Super cute idea!

    www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com

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  25. um, this is genius. I'm totally making it. I'm also featuring it on Whimsical Wednesday tomorrow! http://rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com. Thanks for being awesome :)

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  26. fantastic! Thank you for linking!
    http://todayscreativeblog.net

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  27. I first read this a couple weeks ago, just wanted to come back and tell you that I gave it a whirl myself. I don't think it turned out as good as yours, but thanks for the DIY inspiration!!!

    Cheers!

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  28. It looks so pretty! Great job! :)

    Roeshel

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  29. i FINALLY used one of my old shirts that i was going to toss to make one of these scarves today! :) i love it! i'm not sure if i did it exactly right, but it worked!

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  30. i FINALLY used one of my old shirts that i was going to toss to make one of these scarves today! :) i love it! i'm not sure if i did it exactly right, but it worked!

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  31. Looks great!! I might have to give it a try!

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  32. fantastic! Thank you for linking!
    http://todayscreativeblog.net

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  33. um, this is genius. I'm totally making it. I'm also featuring it on Whimsical Wednesday tomorrow! http://rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com. Thanks for being awesome :)

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  34. This is awesome! I see these scarves all the time, I'm off to dig thru my closet now! I'm off to follow you!

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  35. Oh my!! That is soooo cute!! I just cleaned my closet so I have lots of unwanted shirts!:)

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  36. So crafty! I just gave away a bunch of old clothes, this would have been a good way to use them :)

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