I TRIED — I REALLY TRIED
I tried. I really tried to make a nice infinity scarf out of shirts I won’t wear anymore. I recently started cleaning out my closet and attempted to organize it a wee better. I’ve looked at dozens of blogs showing me how to make an infinity scarf out of old shirts. I had no issue cutting the body of the shirt and stretching it out, but the loop was too short to double loop around my neck. Some people can pull off the single loop scarf — I’m not one of those people. Personally, a double loop looks better (for proof, see the above picture).
Let me talk about the self portrait for a second: I have never ever been able to get a good self portrait shot using a camera and a mirror. I often wondered how other people are able capture such great shots like that because I never could. Not to mention, getting a good photo of me is just a miracle in itself. I am not photogenic. At all. In hindsight, I probably should’ve cleaned the bathroom mirror before taking the pictures but I was in a hurry. I had to feed a friend’s cat before volunteering at the local community theater.
Anyway, I found two old shirts that worked well as infinity scarves except they were a little short (see photo below). No problem. Just add a little bit more fabric to the material. Easier said than done. Maybe I shouldn’t have been ambitious by buying a cute lace instead of boring old jersey or knit. I added the lace to the light purple fabric without any issues, but once I tried it on, I didn’t like the results. I probably should’ve washed the lace and found some way to make it softer before adding it (once again, my patience gets the better of me).
I liked the idea of adding lace, but somehow, the results didn’t match what I had envisioned in my mind. I briefly thought about making some minor alterations here and there, but in the end, I scrapped the idea of turning old shirts into scarves. I’m a little sad because I want to be one of those creative people who recycle or reuse old clothes. So, what haven’t I been able to accomplish? Sweater to skirt? Nope. That project is still incomplete. Shirt to scarf? Nope. I give up after several attempts. *sigh*
I may have given up on turning a shirt into an infinity scarf, but I will make my own infinity scarf one of these days. I look pretty awesome rockin’ the infinity scarf with the double loop. I just need to look through my fabric stash and see what I can use. Maybe Pinterest will show me other options to recycle or reuse old shirts because Charlie has millions of old shirts laying around.
I see the potential skirts, scarves, or dresses in old clothes, and I want to be one of those creative people who refashion what they have into something better. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for, right? I just need a little bit of patience and the motivation to use the iron (if needed). Fingers crossed. Be on the lookout for my DIY infinity scarf. Wish me luck!
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