Here are some ways we discovered to wear these cozy layers of soft jersey... that stretch and twist to form multiple accessories- all with warmth and style. Loop it twice for a scarf, wrap around your shoulders, nestle at your neck with a kerchief style hood, or pull up for a traditional hoodie…
The same wrapping idea can turn it into a capelet, as well. We didn't use a pin here, just fold and a tuck- but a brooch would hold it securley.
Here are the easy instructions. Go rescue some t-shirts this weekend! Make one for yourself and one for a friend.
- 2 XL (or larger) men’s tee shirts-longer and wider the better
- button thread and needle
- Cut off the bottom hems of both shirts.
- Cut a straight line across the body of each shirt, directly underneath the sleeves.
- Cut one side open of each shirt. If it is a seamed shirt (not all tee’s are), cut along the seam.
- Open each shirt into a long rectangle and lay on top of each other right side to right side. Trim to be equal in size. Sew a seam along each length to create one long tube with one shirt on top and the other on bottom. If using a machine use a mock overlock stitch or any stretch stitch. If sewing by hand use sturdy button thread.
- Turn the tube right side out.
- Join both open ends together by matching up the long seams you've just sewn. Pin at the seam on the wrong side. Continue pinning the wrong side for several inches. Sew shut the tube opening where the pins are... continue to stitch around the opening on the wrong side (even thought the rest of the tube is right side out) by twisting the fabric until it simply won't turn anymore. Remove from machine. Straighten out tube and hand stitch the small opening closed. (see final illustration)Done!