Sounds like a lot of you had fun creating some t-shirt spaghetti scarves! When I stopped by goodwill to drop off my bag of clothes, I spotted a few Large t-shirts in great spring colors for only .49 cents! So I was inspired to do some more projects with them. One of which was this Braided T-shirt Scarf which is very similar to the Spaghetti T-shirt Scarf I showed you in this post.
Thought I’d share how I made it. Interested? Here’s how you do it…
Pick a fairly wide shirt in a color you like.
Cut off bottom seam and under the armpits.
Turn horizontally and cut into one inch strips but DO NOT cut all the way off. Leave about one inch attached at the top . Now stretch the strips until they curl slightly and are at the desired length you want. (This is just like in the spaghetti scarf tutorial.) Now you are going to separate the strips in the middle.
Here’s where it gets a little tricky to explain so you might have to rely heavily on the images below. Take the right side of strips that you separated. Now take the top half of those strips and cut them (I cut off 9 strips for an even looking braid). You will be left with the left side of strips in loops and the right side of really long strips no longer looped.
Now you will take your really long strips and braid them. It helps to put a book or something at the top to hold down the fabric so you can braid it. I split my nine strips into threes and then braided them tightly. Once you get a few inches from the bottom, go ahead and tie a knot to secure your braid.
Wrap the looped side of your scarf around your head twice. You will be left with a braid hanging down at your side and some extra fabric at the top of it. Now wrap the braid around your head and, using the extra fabric, tie a knot around the end of your braid. You can tuck this knot under the “spaghetti” portion of your scarf and allow the ends to hang down. You can even cut them to different lengths if you want to. Voila! You have a pretty braided T-shirt scarf!
Let me know if this makes sense! I know it’s a little more complicated than the last project. But I think it’s pretty cute!