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Upcycle Goal and Infinity Scarf Tutorials


 
Happy New Year!  It’s 2013 and I have a lot of resolutions and goals I hope to meet this year.  So I’m going to try and document some of my goals that I wish to complete or have completed throughout the month of January.  It’ll be a reminder of what has been accomplished and what is left to achieve.  If you want to join in on this challenge, be sure to link back to my blog.  
 
I’ve been super inspired to craft lately.  Rather than run to the craft store to hand make something, I want to upcycle and repurpose things that are just collecting dust or have been shoved into drawers.  I recently turned a picture frame into a chalkboard.  It’s become a staple decoration in our house.  I will soon be giving an old window new life as some home decor.  I have so many ideas for this!  It’ll be hard to choose just one.
 
Yesterday I went on an infinity scarf tutorial binge and turned a couple old t-shirts into a fringe infinity scarf and a loop infinity scarf.  They were really easy to make and such a great way to use some of my old shirts I wasn’t wearing.  I love infinity scarves.  They’ve become one of my favorite accessories!  To make your own, make sure you have a decent pair of scissors and a flat surface to work on.
 
Fringe Infinity Scarf
 
◄ Lie t-shirt flat and cut horizontally across, just below the armholes.  Shirt will look like a rectangular tube.
◄ Make vertical cuts around the tube, making sure to cut the raw edge of the shirt, not the stitched edge.
◄ Pull down on each strand to stretch it.
◄ Enjoy your new scarf!
 

 
Loop Infinity Scarf
 
◄ Lie t-shirt flat and cut horizontally across, just below the armholes.  Shirt will look like a rectangular tube.
◄ Make horizontal strips up your tube of material, leaving an edge of about an inch.
◄ When entire scarf has been cut into strips, take each end in each hand and pull.  This will cause the strips to roll up.
◄ Enjoy your new scarf!
 
Infinity scarves are everywhere.  I’ve already pulled a few more shirts (and even a pair of flannel pajama pants) out of my drawer to make more scarves.  I have a feeling that 2013 will be a year filled with great projects!

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