From Favourite Old Maternity Tee to Spaghetti Scarf

I spent an hour or so one afternoon with a pair of scissors and a favourite old striped maternity t-shirt.  I won’t be needing maternity clothes again and I loved this Old Navy shirt.  I wore it so often that it was starting to pill from all the washings.

I had had an idea for a similar “scarf” (or should I call it a necklace?  neck art?  hmmm…) made out of woven fabric, but I wasn’t getting around to actually making it because I couldn’t stand the idea of turning all those spaghetti strap width pieces right side out.  Then I remembered making t-shirt spaghetti for a project that needed ties for Christmas and I thought, why not?  The worst that could happen is that the t-shirt gets tossed in the garbage bin, where it would otherwise be headed after being used as an oil change rag.

So I sat on the couch with my scissors and the shirt while the kidlets watched an Episode of Jeff Corwin (we learned all about Tasmania that day) and I cut the stripes free-hand.  The stripes were wide so I cut some into thirds and some into halves.  Then I gently pulled the loops to make the t-shirt spaghetti and bundled them all together.  To finish it off, I used scraps to wrap the places where the former side seams met to hide them and tucked the ends in.  No sewing.  No thinking.  Easy afternoon project even with 3 kidlets roaming around and interrupting.  And I get to keep wearing one of my favourite t-shirts a little while longer.

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About sdevisser

I'm just a home schooling mom who likes to create and who is trying to find my way through daily adventures with my family.
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