This scarf design grew out of a challenge for my first week students at Artward Bound: We were running low on T-shirts (having already refashioned 206!) and so we hit the scrap bin to make accessories.
I like the rough edges and charmingly awkward shapes and how they patchwork together (and yes, those white blurs are real, legitimate snow flakes swirling about).
-16-20 T-shirt sleeves
-needle and thread (or access to a sewing machine)
1. Gather T-shirt sleeves in various colors and trim off extra fabric or stitching on the inside edge of the sleeve.
2. Line up the sleeves, overlapping the ends about 1″, and pin them in place.
3. Sew a straight stitch along each pinned overlap. Remove pins and trim the threads.
5. Wear your new scarf to add a splash of color (or eight) to a winter wonderland!
On a related note: Stay tuned! One of my students this week has fashioned a pair of pants almost entirely made from sleeves. Appropriately, I have nicknamed them “The Amazing Technicolor Dream Pants”–he’s pondering a blog to track their travel…i.e. The Brotherhood of the Traveling Amazing Technicolor Dream Pants).
[ Posted on March 15th, 2011 ]