Tricks + Treats: Slasher Scarf by Jill of Lune Vintage

 

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Hi! It's Jill from Lune Vintage. I'm here to share a simple 1970s inspired scarf with you today! 

 
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Materials & Tools

Length of Jersey Material (with a bit of stretch). A recycled t-shirt will work well if the content is 5% to 10% lycra or spandex. 
Sharp Fabric Scissors
 
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Step 1: 
Cut your jersey into a long rectangular strip. This will be the basic width and length of your finished scarf.

Step 2: Fold your fabric accordion style, beginning at one end, zig zagging back and forth until you can align the edge of the other end with the stack.
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Step 3: Firmly hold the folds in place so they don't slip, and cut even slits along one on the long sides of the stack with nice sharp fabric scissors (paper ones won't be sharp enough for this clean cut). Turn stack and cut slits down the opposite side, trying to aim between the cuts you made on the opposite side.
 
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Step 4:
 Here's the fun and important finishing move! Unfold your scarf and start stretching the holes one by one using your fingers. You'll see the rough edges curl under and give extra texture to the 'slash' pattern. Once all holes have been stretched, take the scarf by either end and stretch the entire garment. 

Enjoy your Slasher scarf! This technique can be easily used on entire garments like tunics and t-shirts, or up sized to create a hood or shawl. Slash away baby! Love, Jill 
Thanks so much, Jill! This project is gorgeous. XOXO. Elsie

 

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