Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Own Little Scarf Factory

Some of you may have been wondering why I've been so quiet around The Devilish Dish lately.  As many of you know, Little Devil is away at college and Mama is bored.  Sometime back, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I was looking for something to do.  Mr. Devilish Dish was watching football on television and I was feeling crafty.  So I decided to make myself a scarf out of some old OU t-shirts.  We go to so many Oklahoma football and baseball games, and scarves are so fashionable right now, I knew the project would be a good use of my time.  I spent the afternoon cutting, measuring and basically creating my own pattern and directions.  I dragged out my grandmother's old sewing machine and set to work.  By the day's end, I had a really cute scarf, perfect for a ballgame.  The following weekend, Mr. Devilish Dish and I decided to go to a local restaurant to watch the football game as it was an away game. Of course I wore my new scarf.  It was a great game and we were both excited to watch it, only we really didn't get to watch it.  Because person and person came up to our table and asked about my scarf.  I was pretty proud to tell them that I made it myself.  Mr. Devilish Dish said, "I think you are on to something," and the SCARF FACTORY was born.  I gathered up all of the old worn-out OU t-shirts we had remaining around the house and bummed some off family and friends.  I made up a few scarves, modeled mine at the next home game and sold them like hot cakes.  Little Devil suggested in addition to OU scarves, I made Oklahoma City Thunder scarves.  She's a genius.  I had to locate pretty much every Thunder shirt in the Oklahoma City metro area.  The Thunder scarves turned out to be a gigantic hit.  The week before Christmas, Mr. Devilish Dish and I went shopping at a local furniture store.  We planned to give each other new living room furniture for Christmas.  Only we really couldn't look at the furniture because silly me wore my scarf.  Furniture store employees and customers alike stopped me for more information.  Like Santa's Elves, I spent most of December working away in my little workshop.  (Which consist of my dining room table and a big plastic tub of t-shirt squares.) I even wore out my grandmother's old sewing machine and invested in a new one.  It's been a lot of fun and very therapeutic.  I love using my creativity, and seeing how pleased others are when they receive one as a gift!  Now you know why the stove at my house has been neglected and the sewing machine is getting all of the attention!  If you're interested in a scarf for yourself, the order information is at the bottom of the post.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Happy Sewing!
Here's the original scarf I made
myself... It's reversible!

Go Sooners!

And the monster was created...
University of Oklahoma Scarves!
Not to leave out are rivals in Stillwater, Oklahoma:
I made Oklahoma State scarves too!
Thunder UP for the
Oklahoma City Thunder!

I even take special orders...
You provide the shirts.
Elkhorn Antlers
Elkhorn, Nebraska

I made a scarf for Little Devil for Christmas.
No team stuff, just fun, bright shirts!
And a HUSKER scarf for my friend
Michaela over at An Affair From the Heart.
Here's my little holiday display I set up.
So festive and fun!

If you'd like more information on a
t-shirt scarf, please email me at

The scarves are $40, and handmade from gently worn t-shirts.
Custom scarves with your shirts available.


  1. These scarves are SO WELL MADE!! I can't even believe they are homemade!! She does an AMAZING job, we love sporting our favorite teams around our necks!!

  2. I love your blog. This is a cool site and I wanted to post a little note to tell you, good job! Best wishes!!!

  3. Thank you so much Jan! That's so sweet of you!


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