I started this project thinking I'd make one of those scarves from an old t-shirt that have circled blogland, but once I cut up the shirt, the serged side seams of shirt bugged me. So used some fabric to fix the problem and came up with my own take on the circle scarf.
I just winged the first one hoping for the best.
It turned out great so obviously I had to make another, taking photos along the way. All you need is a t-shirt, some coordinating fabric, and the usual sewing stuff.
Start by cutting your t-shirt like this...
The body of the shirt will make up your scarf. You can cut it shorter if it's a long shirt and you don't want it to be too bulky. (The purple one I made first has more fabric and I actually like it better. But adjust for your own personal preference.)
Grab that tube of fabric and stretch it so it becomes more scarf-shaped.
See those pesky serged seams on the inside? We're going to cover those up.
Cut two pieces of fabric slightly longer than the width of your scarf. Make one piece wide and the other skinny...the asymmetry will add visual interest to the finished scarf. I didn't even measure. Just cut two strips however you please.
Grab one of your fabric strips and iron each of the raw edges under...
...then pin over the top of the serged hem. (The inside of the shirt will become the outside of the scarf. With most t-shirt knits, this shouldn't be an issue.)
Top-stitch all the way around your strip of fabric using a stretch stitch (looks like a lightning bolt) or zigzag stitch. This will allow the knit to stretch without popping the seam.
Repeat this process with the other fabric strip and you're done!
The purple knit shirt had more stretch to it and I think it drapes way better. The watermelon one is kinda droopy. Still cute though. Experiment and see what works for you!