Today was one of those rare, laid-back Sundays. I was even in my Sunday school class before all my little students, which almost never happens! :o)
And since we had no plans after church, I took the opportunity to make this little scarf that popped into my head as I was making lunch.
I intended to make it for myself, but I didn't have quite enough material from these two old, ill-fitting shirts of mine, so I made one for Paige!
All you do is cut three strips, the same length, but each one a little wider. (Using shirts, you may need to piece two strips together to get the right length.)
For Paige's, I made three 55" strips in 3", 4", and 5" widths. The finished length of the scarf is about 35".
Then you lay them on top of each other. largest on bottom, smallest on top, and pin.
Set your straight stitch to the longest length, and sew two rows, on either side of the middle strip, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each row.
I can't believe how quick it was!
You could also skip the elastic thread, and just gather it into a ruffle, the only difference would be that it wouldn't stretch.
I can't wait to find a larger t-shirt to make one for me! I need one in yellow, which has become my favorite color of the moment :o) It feels so springy! To make an adult sized one, I would probably make the strips 4", 6", and 8" wide, and about 65-70" long. But you can adjust it to whatever length you'd like!