Thursday, June 16, 2011

infinity t-shirt scarf

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Last Friday night I sat down to make the bachelorette boas (cause I'm cool like that on a Friday night) before the next nights activities. Now, before I dig in to any project I like to make sure I have a bottle of wine and a snuggie I'm situated so I don't have to get up in the middle of my creation process.  Yes, it's a process. Well, I realized that I was cold.  I was already in my fancy Friday night ensemble (workout pants/tank/sweater--no really, livin it up!) so I didn't really have another layer to add.....I decided to throw on a scarf.  You know, like 1 out of the 900 that I have hanging behind the closet door.  Apparently those were not cool enough for me.....so what did I do?  I think you know where this is headed--I MADE a scarf. Seriously.  Total impulse crafter.

*side note!  I live in Michigan, where it was 50 degrees last Friday--JUNE 10th--and I would have been happy in a snowsuit.

So, how does one just whip up a scarf in under 20 minutes?  You know, when she has a night of work ahead of her?  Well, she grabs an old sweater, a pair of ginghers and gets to it.

Now, I forgot to take pictures of the creation process on this gray guy, so I made another one tonight to gift to my food stylist friend Laura ( for reals, check out her work!) who is fantastically fashionable, in a rich hippie sort of way, and snapped away.

Enough of my ramblings--on with the goods!

and PS, this shirt is actually blue, not periwinkle.  Gross.  I do not have a $500 real camera.


ingredient list
- sweater or t-shirt--I'd say no bigger than a large or your circle will get OOC
- scissors




Step One:  Lay shirt flat and cut long strips across, measuring 1" a part, around 14-16 strips is ideal .  *tip, make little slits every 1" then cut into long strips.  You'll also need to cut one 4" inch long strip (still 1"H) for every long strip you get.

Step Two:  cross individual strips a total of 2 times so your circle has four rings total.  
they look like donuts--my FAV!  
Step Three:  Remember the part where I totally mumbled something about extra 4" strips back in step one?  Yeah, you're gonna need those now....use one 4" strip to connect 2 of your circles, double knot.  Keep doing this until all the circles have been joined together, making an infinity loop.
tie tight!!!

officially infinitified.
Step four:  Trim off any hangy-part of the connector strips.
Step five:  Rock it GIRL!!!!   Rock it like you MADE it--cause ya did!  

Told you it was actually blue!  :) 

 And there you have it!  I hope Laura likes it :)

As always, THANK YOU for stopping by B.Cheniful!  You're the bestest!

Big (It's blue!) Smile,
B.Chen


26 comments:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Laura will love it!! I have the same annoying problem with my camera sometimes too..err!

P.S I just love how you post..so funny and real!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh and its only 10:30 in California not 1:52AM like it says above lol! I would be in bed for sure!

The Gunny Sack said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I do have a "real" camera thanks to my husband and I LOVE it! I am still getting to know it and made myself a 365 promise to try to use it every day!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't have a real camera either and am hoping for a day that I can put beautiful pictures on my blog instead of ugly ones.

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

I love a good scarf. I am a new follower. Check me out at www.sciencesoftballandsomethingsweet.blogspot.com

donya18 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is really really cute. I love scarves and love it even more that it is a no sew. With baby #2 literally coming Thursday I am looking for some easy no sew things to make to keep myself sane over the next few weeks.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing such creative ideas! Loved all your projects.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

southernscraps said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute scarf!

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute idea and I love that it is no sew. :) Found your blog via Sugar Bee Crafts!

Andee Eve said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I love the scarf. Found you from Sugar Bee Crafts.
Andee

Ty and Whitty said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is amazing! Great job it is adorable and I must make one thank you so much for sharing. I found you through a linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors

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Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

love it,, definitely making some for this fall and winter.. thanks for showing how you did it.

c.w.frosting said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! And very clear tutorial! Must make a giant one for the fall =)

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Mindie Hilton said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking, beautiful.

I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
Hope to see you soon.
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come strut your stuff

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up to the Throwback Thursday link party. Linky open through Sunday.

www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

Terri @ A Creative Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute!!! Thanks for linking up to "It's a Party!

Craft Envy said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic idea! You were featured on Craft Envy! nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com

Sylvie Créative said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! To be tried as soon as possible ;) Thanks!

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinning this! Love it!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

That is sooo cute!

The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post!

{nifty thrifty things} said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! Love the scarf!
Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.
Crystal
www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

slim fit suits said... Best Blogger Tips

Teens really proves that they got an awesome taste when it comes to fashion. Your scarf is unique.

Walking by Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh. I am totally in love with this scarf! I need to go find one of the million old t-shirts I have and get crackin'!

I am your newest follower and would be thrilled for you to come link this up at So Sweet Sundays! :)

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**Erin** said... Best Blogger Tips

Just found this through Tip Junkie. LOVE it! I have leftover fabric from making another scarf, and just might have to give it a try! Pinned it also. :)

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