Article by Andrea Monaghan | Photography by Diamond Dixon | Owl Staff
Scarves are ‘in’ right now as far as fashion goes, but they can get pretty pricey. At Macy’s, they start at $14.95 and go upwards to $95.00. Now you can make your own for basically no cost! All you need is an old T-shirt of any color or pattern and a pair of scissors.
Here are the step-by-step directions to make your own scarf:
Cut the bottom seam off of the shirt.
Cut the rest of the shirt into strips, but make sure they are still loops when you cut them. It probably would not be good to go any bigger than 1 inch or smaller than a ½ inch. It depends on your style; if you want more loops then cut smaller strips.
Gather the loops and stretch them so the fabric curls on itself then set one loop aside.
Cut the loops at one end and tie them so they are all different lengths. Group them by size.
Gather all of the loops with the knots at one end, but not all in the same spot, and grab the strip you set aside and cut that one too.
Take the loop you just cut and wrap it around the other loops so that it hides the knots and tuck the tail of the loop under the wrapping.