Feb 26, 2011

Give This One a Try - The DIY Dish Ruffled Scarf

As you may have noticed, I'm a big fan of recycling/upcycling t-shirts. So when I heard about the different scarves made out of t-shirts over at the DIY Dish, I knew I'd have to give it a try. They have so many good ideas over there!!

As soon as I saw the ruffled scarf, I knew I wanted to make one for me and another one would be a great birthday gift for my aunt (also my son's godmother). When trying out a new project I like to make two, just in case one doesn't come out so nice. AND I took a chance and make mine out of fleece and the other out of some knit material I had on hand (I didn't think I had a t-shirt big enough).

With the fleece, I made 9 really big circles (10.5 inches). Love it - I wear it with my winter coat (so that's every day here in chilly New England).

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With the yellow knit, I used every inch that I had and made nine 8.5 inch circles and three 6.5 inch circles. (Too lazy to iron out my material & with this project I could get away with it!)

In case you were curious where I craft/sew and why you only see the cutting mat - in the kitchen and there is always tons of other stuff (and kids) all around me!!

For both scarves, instead of using fabric glue, I sewed them together at the top and tied the last strip around where it was sewn together.


I also love the yellow one!!! I wasn't sure how the stripes would look but I'm very happy with it. Definitely a nice POP of color around the face. I hope Auntie C likes it. I'll also make a Singed Flower pin to include with the scarf - I think burgandy might look nice.


  1. i saw this tutorial and can't wait to try it! i was going to sew them instead of using fabric glue too-glad it works! love your scarves-the yellow one is perfect for spring!

  2. This turned out great. I love to wear scarfs!


  3. The yellow and white is just brilliant! I love that pretty, Springy color combo. :) A great addition to your wardrobe. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new blog friends, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

  4. Oh Wow!!! I love scarves. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous scarves. I can't wait to try some of these for myself.

  5. Super cute! Love the yellow one! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Love the happy yellow! Thanks for joining my newbie party. I would love if you added my link to your post. Thanks.

  7. You have some fun projects.. I am your newest follower, I would love it if you would consider following my blog as well.


  8. I love that yellow one! Sooo pretty and spring-y! (And around here, you still need scarves in spring...) :)

  9. How cute! I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.


  10. Thanks everyone. I definitely encourage you to give this one a try - you won't be disappointed!

  11. Linking to this post in my second "Walk Around blog Land" today!

  12. lovely! I really love repurposing projects! I will be featuring it today ^^) thanks for sharing and linking up! we hope to see you again this week! ^^)

  13. Love your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. :)

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