My friend has been upcycling thrift store men’s shirts. I think they look quite fun. But I don’t want to make them. She shared an infinity scarf she made from men’s shirts. That item caught my attention.
I always have a Goodwill bag going. I had a new nice warm flannel nightshirt that was accidentally put into the dryer after washing. So I wasn’t going to be wearing it anymore. It went into the Goodwill bag. When I saw my friend’s upcycled infinity scarf, I thought about that nightshirt and what a nice warm scarf it might make into. Out of the bag it came!
I cut two useable pieces from the nightshirt. Then stitched the buttoned front placket closed and moved the label from inside the collar to the back yoke above the pleat. I left the pocket alone. I can hide something in there. I stitched these two pieces together end to end to make a full circle.
Here you can see the pocket. I also cut the cuff off one sleeve. It can be buttoned around the scarf any way and where desired. It also slides around...it is not sewn down.
The placket, back pleat and label shown here.
Just before turning the scarf right side out, I saw where I had accidentally snipped part of one layer. Aaargh! I had to unstitch some of the serging to make the repair.
I cut off the buttons section of the other cuff and sewed it over the snipped section.
My apologies to someone who is NOT going to get a new flannel nightshirt at a steal of a price from Goodwill, because that nightshirt is going to be keeping my neck warm this winter.
Thank you Leslie for your awesome infinity scarf inspiration! I’ll be keeping an eye out for other desirable upcycled clothing ideas.