Day 22 – DIY T-shirt Scarf


Now that my wounds have healed following the failure of my first t-shirt scarf, I decided that it was time to try another one.

I was pretty excited to give this one a try. My friend, Sarah, made one and hers turned out super cute.

My first attempt involved an old shirt that I was getting rid of. It was on the thicker side, but I figured it would work.

It didn’t.

Attempt #1 – FAIL

I refused to give up! I picked up another t-shirt to try. This one was actually very thin and soft. It worked much better!

Attempt #2 – SUCCESS!

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Take a t-shirt (not a thick one) and make a cut from armpit to armpit.

2. Make one inch cuts from one seam to the other. Don’t cut through the top seam.

3. Pull each individual strand so they curl. Your strands should now look like this:

4. Gather your material at the seam to create your scarf.

5. Take a piece of fabric and wrap it around the uncut seam. I just used some of the fabric I had left over from the original shirt.

Here is where I ran into a problem. What about the other seam? Why didn’t the perfect scarf in the pin have this going on?

I decided to cover this business with a fancy pin I found in the clearance aisle at AC Moore. (Score!)

I really like how this turned out. What do you think?

Check out the original pin for a video tutorial and step by step picture directions:
Hello Giggles – DIY T-Shirt Scarf

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13 Comments… Share your views

  1. The flower was a cute touch:)


  2. This is fab. And the guide on hello giggles looks super easy. I will definitely wear it. I hope you get lots of use too!

  3. Oh my gosh I’m doing this… look at how adorable that is!!

  4. My favorite part of this post is when you referred to the unsightly second seem as “this business.” that is all.

  5. I have been looking everywhere for ideas of what to do with the bags of clothes I have in the basement that I want to cut up. Some of the fabric is really nice! Thanks for the idea!

  6. The reason the scarf in the pin didn’t have “this going on,” is because the original pin t-shirt didn’t have seams on the sides. Most men’s t-shirts don’t usually have side seams, most women’s t’s do. You were creative with the pin though. I might use that idea when I see a great deal on a t-shirt with seams.

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the seams and ruined several scarves! Excited to try this!

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