How to make your very own pencil polkadot tshirt scarf, using an old jersey tee. A craft for the ages. You guys! Stop throwing out all your old basketball tees (shut up, you totally have old basketball tees hanging around. Don’t you?). *ahem* Stephanie is a recycling, re-purposing ninja, so grab an old tshirt and your trusty scissors, pull up a seat, and learn how to whip up your own unity scarf. — (note from Allison)
One of my favorite things about spring weather is scarves. Because one of my least favorite things is wearing a coat. (Somehow I managed to survive winter without ever buying one – I do live in Nashville though.) Scarves are perfect for adding warmth on a chilly morning and a touch of chic all day long.
And the best kind of scarf? One you don’t have to pay a dime for! I made these scarves from my dad’s t-shirts that were about to be tossed out. Seriously, don’t people know never to throw anything away without checking with the family crafter? The bigger the t-shirt you can start with the better.
How to Polkadot Tshirt Scarf
How to Polkadot Tshirt Scarf Supplies:
- A cotton or jersey t-shirt. Again the bigger the better.
- Black fabric paint
- A pencil
Here’s how to get started: cut horizontally across t-shirt directly under the sleeves. Don’t stress cutting a perfectly straight line. When the ends curl up, no one will be able to tell. Then cut off the hemmed edge at the bottom.
Then stretch, stretch, stretch. Use a friend or a door knob to help you pull. Keep stretching until the scarf is long enough to loop twice around your neck.
You can see in the photo above how the ends of the scarf curl in. I love this about cotton fabric – hurrah for not having to hem edges!
Now you’re ready to polka dot. Dip the end of the pencil eraser into the paint and dot away. I didn’t use a pattern because I wanted the dots to look random.
I recommend dotting both sides of the scarf. That way when you twist it around your neck you’ll see plenty of fun little dots.
Have fun with colors! This purple scarf looks great with a touch of metallic.
But then again you can’t go wrong with classic black and white. What color scarf would you make? Is a polkadot tshirt scarf something you already know how to do?