I hope everyone had a good weekend! I can’t believe that this week will be Thanksgiving. This year we will be celebrating with family here at our house. That means I’ll be spending lots of time in the kitchen this week. Honestly I love it! I love planning the menu, making my shopping lists, and preparing the meal. I spent Saturday thinking about the menu and starting my grocery list. It won’t be long til I start making some of the recipes and I’ll be sure to share some of my favorites in a post later this week!
Besides planning my menu, I have started thinking of different gifts I want to make for family members, for Christmas. A few weekends ago, I was searching on Pinterest for some new infinity scarves to knit or crochet and I came upon this pin for an infinity scarf made from a T-shirt. I went back to it this weekend and thought I would try making one to see how it turned out. It turned out so well, I made 3 of them! (OK. they are all gifts for now, but we’ll see if I can resist making one or two for myself in the next few weeks!)
Making these scarves could not have been easier. First you start with a Men’s XL T-shirt. Be sure to select one without side seams.
Cut the T-shirt in a straight line right below the arm pits on the T-shirt. Also cut the hem off the bottom of the shirt and save the hem to be used later.
Measure at 1 inch intervals along one side of the T-shirt and cut in strips. Continue cutting in a straight line across the width of the T-shirt, stopping about 1/2 inch before the end.
Once all of the strips are cut, pull each strip firmly until the strip “curls”. then thread the hem strip through the uncut side of the T-shirt to gather the strips together, and tie it firmly.
The finished scarf can be worn long or doubled. I read that you could use a T-shirt size Medium to X-Large, but I would think if you wanted to double it, X-Large would definitely work best. I liked this purple one so much that I made two more in the same afternoon! Here is another finished one. I think these will make great gifts, and are really easy to make.
Thanks again to Pink Pistachio where I got this original idea!
Hope you have a great Monday! I’ll be back later to tell you about some of my kitchen creations this week!