Great rainy day to stay inside and do some DIY projects, catch up on reading and recorded TV shows such as Smash which I am really enjoying and relishing that I have four to watch. It's so much fun to be able to watch more than one episode at a time. Anyway... thought I'd try my hand at making a scarf out out an old tee shirt. Have you seen them? I have some pinned on Pinterest and here is the link the original DIY video. http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=61&sid=14428842&s_cid=E0002
I decided to make it my own by dying both silk and the tee shirt cotton fabric and combining them together to make an original funky no-sew scarf. Here's my DIY instructions and my first finished scarf...voila!
|Hand dyed silk and cut up cotton tee shirt
|I gathered different kinds of white silk like china, gauze and chiffon and a bunch of old tee shirts that I saved from various 5K fund raising races where I got so called free tee shirts when registering.
|White vinegar is the mordant I used.
|I soaked all the fabric (silk and cotton tees) in a mixture of vinegar and water for 1/2 hour
|I tied up some of the fabric and others not.
|Make sure that all the air is out of the baggie, zip it and put it in the microwave for 1 minute. Check it and push the air out of it. Repeat 4 or 5 times.
|Rinse the fabric in cool water and use some Synthropol which is a gentle detergent. I then put everything in the dryer.
|various shades of gray
|Cut off the hem of the tee shirt and then cut horizontal strips about 1" wide . Stretch the strips to make narrow bands.
|Assemble the scarf to your liking. Enjoy.