November 20, 2011

DIY: Infinity Scarf from a T-Shirt


When scarves became the big thing in style, I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. I love everything cozy and wintery- give me gloves and sweaters over cut-offs and bikinis any day. This craft transformed my summery item into something perfect for cold weather. After searching for something other than those stringy t-shirt scarves, I found one that looked comfy and cute.

What I liked most about this was the time- I could be walking out the door, decide I'd like a scarf to go with my outfit that day, and make one in about 30 seconds. Easy. Oh, and hello no sewing!

Plus, you need exactly two items- a t-shirt (XL or larger- mine was XXL) that has at least a little stretch to it, and a pair of scissors. The old t-shirt I used was a cotton/polyester/rayon blend, and I think it's perfect. Old t-shirts are generally more worn and comfortable, but you could use a clearance rack one from anywhere, too.

If you're a local, you might recognize this. :)
All you need to do was lay the shirt out and cut a straight line across it, going right under the arms. This is what  you'll have leftover when you're done:


The final step is to simply stretch the fabric as much as you like, and loop it around your neck once or twice.


I decided to use a bit more of the leftover fabric, and cut out the neck to make a headband. Just measure it to the desired length and tie a knot. Done!


I love scarves, I love gray, and I know I'll be wearing this everywhere. It's great when you have something new in your closet to wear- but even better when it's free!


P.S. Thanks to Shannon for featuring this on her blog today!

12 kind comments from you:

beka said...

that is CUTE.
and i love gray too :)

Skinnie Piggie said...

Look at you being all crafty! This is cute, but I don't have an XL shirts... Goodwill?!

Kaylee said...

For cute!! I think I may be digging in my fabric stash, looking for some old t-shirts...that looks so easy and quick..and I am in love with scarves...a girl can never have too many, right?! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

that is super cute!!!! would never have guessed that it originated as a tshirt!

Renee said...

Greta job!! I JUST cleaned out my closet yesterday and threw out several old tshirts...I better grab them out of the garbage bag before my husband throws the bag out!!

Anonymous said...

That is super cute!

The New Normal said...

So cute! I may be digging into my husband's t-shirt stash before he comes home... I know he has some old t-shirts that he won't notice being gone, and he'll have to appreciate the new accessories to my wardrobe that didn't cost anything! Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Super cute! I keep meaning to steal one of husband's many old shirts and do this. I heart scarves!

greaterexp said...

How clever!! This is a great idea, and free is even better. What a great way to use t-shirts that might otherwise be wasted. Even a paint splatter or a small hole won't be noticed! You look darling, by the way!

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

The scarf looks great! What an easy and cute idea.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to try it. Thanks


Jennifer @ Also Known As...the Wife said...

That looks awesome! And simple enough for me. :)

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