(plus that fact I was going to be giving a talk/demo on 'how many things can you make from a men's shirt?' - to a craft club - so I wanted to make a another thing to go with my current collection!)
So I got my machine out and wanted to have a play around and not be focused on making up a pattern. So going 'Freestyle' if you like!
Looking at the pile of shirt off-cuts I have - I thought I know! I'll make a scarf! I'd seen some patchwork kinda scarves recently so thought I would have a go at making my own.
First I chose my colours. I had three to start with - but then decided I would stick to the two - stripes and plain. And would use a nice orange thread to jazz it up a bit.
|What to do with these off cuts?|
So I ironed and then cut a load of 'panels' of different depths..
|laying out the panels|
|Experimenting with a 'cityscape' design|
|Finished scarf - side 1|
|Finished scarf - side 2|
And I used the shirt plackets to add weight and a finished edge to the scarf..
|Using the shirt plackets to finish the ends|
It did take me a good few hours as I enjoyed trying different stitches and I did press each seam after joining each panel. If everything was cut out and ready then it would be a nice quick project I think!
Only thing is - I don't think the colours suit me! So might end up using it as a table runner instead...will def make another one now though - using blue stripe shirts I think. ;-)