Sep 14, 2013

USC T-Shirt Scarf

We’re two games into the college football season (about an hour away from the third) and my team is really really struggling. USC fans are used to their team playing exceptionally well so there’s like this feeling of crisis going on at our local game watches. We lost the game last week to kind of a silly team, and morale is low low low. 

I love them though and my spirit is still going! They’re Trojans and I’m excited to support them this season. I wanted to do something fun to celebrate the start of the 2013 season so I repurposed some unused USC t-shirts. I made a scarf!

Forgive my photography! I’m used to food, not clothes.

I could never throw away my old USC shirts knowing that t-shirt crafts were plentiful. I perused Pinterest and found this tuturial from kevinandamanda.com. Perfect!
Game Day Scarf
  • 2 oversized t-shirts
  • scissors
  • rulers or measuring tape

Go to the original tutorial and read that. I don’t craft very often, and my eyes tend to glaze over instructions. I skimmed the directions and followed the pictures. I highly suggest actually reading the original tutorial, but for the sake of another perspective, here is what I did:
1. Cut the hem off of the bottom of the first shirt and set it aside for later. Cut off the sleeves and set them aside as well.  
2. Starting from the bottom of the shirt up to the cut off sleezes, cut 1 1/2″ strips short ways so that you get 10-12 long loops. Stretch the loops out to get them to curl in on themselves. Wrap each loop around your fingers to make ringlets. Set the ringlets aside. 
3 . Take your reserved hem and cut it into 5″ strips. These will be used to tie the ringlets together. 
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 with the other shirt. I was able to get about 20 ringlets and 19 hem strips between the two shirts.  
5. Use the hem strips to tie the ringlets into a long chain.  

Ignore that dirt on my floor! It’s 1000 degrees outside, but I’m wearing my scarf during the game. Maybe it’ll bring some luck!