Here’s to another exciting day of Shark Week! Wait I said that wrong… It’s actually Scarf Week in blogland in case you missed it already. Scarfs are taking over the internet. Yesterday I shared a fun idea to make a tie dye scarf with your kids this summer using a super soaker water gun and some stamped polka dots.
Today I have another scarf that is a breeze to make really and doesn’t require a lot of money or time. You will need to find an old t-shirt or buy an inexpensive one and a strip of lace. Craft stores sell it by the yard with many different patterns and designs of lace.
Infinity scarves are all the rage lately but now add in some lace, and you have the best combo yet. Plus scarves aren’t just for winter and keeping warm anymore. Because this scarf is made from a lightweight t-shirt, you don’t have to worry about getting too hot in it.
Now let’s get started so you can start showing yours off right away.
Cut a horizontal line across the t-shirt directly below the underarms of the shirt. I used my rotary cutter and mat but scissors will work great too.
Then cut your lace the same height of the shirt. Sew one side of the lace to the far left or right on the shirt. You could also hand stitch the lace as well if you do not have a sewing machine or try using a fabric glue.
The picture below shows how the lace should look once laying the t-shirt out flat.
Now put your arm through the middle of the scarf and bunch it together to form a scarf and place around your neck. You may need to work with the scarf and position to have the lace show best. Leaving one side of the lace not sewn down gives a looseness to the lace that I prefer.
Now you just need to get to your closet and find an old shirt that you don’t wear anymore. My black shirt needed a new purpose and is actually super soft making it a great summer scarf.
Enjoy the little things in life like the detail of the lace that makes the whole scarf pop.
Now also be sure to check out what some other incredible bloggers are sharing for their own styles during Scarf week!
Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?
The sewing fun has only just begun! Be sure to chomp those
shark scarf teeth into each of these inspirational D.I.Y. projects hitting the blog-o-sphere today.
Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.
1. Quick and Easy Knit Infinity Scarf by It Happens in a Blink
2. Simplest DIY Lace Infinity Scarf by The Southern Couture
3. Sewing a Patchwork Loop Scarf by It Was Weekend
4. How to Make a Bandana Scarf for Baby by Burlap & Babies
5. Upcycled Scrappy Scarf by Lucky Scarf
6. Lace Trimmed Jersey Knit Scarf by One Dog Woof
7. Scrap-Busting Children’s Scarf With Pockets by Crafty Bonds
8. Easy to Sew DIY Two-Sided Scarf by Apron Strings & Other Things
9. Kids Infinity Scarf by The Crafting Nook
10. Wire Head Scarf Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet
Here’s a glimpse at what’s coming up next!
To access all 5 days of Scarf Week, visit our co-coordinators, Lauren from The Thinking Closet and Vanessa from Tried & True. They’ll be updating their posts with the clickable collages as they go live this week. And you can also follow along with our hashtag, #ScarfWeek2015.
It’ll be wave after wave of killer inspiration, no fish-bones about it!