T-shirt Scarves

 I recently went to a fun Mom’s Breakfast and one of the gal’s there showed us how to make these fun T-shirt Scarves she saw off of Pinterest.  Isn’t everything on Pinterest these days?! SO FUN!

  Anyhow, I left before she was done, but was pretty sure I got the gist of it all.  During naptime I promptly got my Mommy Chores done so I could get started making some.  I went through our closets and found t-shirts nobody was wearing anymore and here is what I made:

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This rosette is made out of the elastic cap sleeve from one of my t-shirts.  I don’t sew, AT ALL, so I just hot glued it together.

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I wore this one to church on Sunday with pink and brown plaid dress pants, but OF COURSE, forgot to have Dale snap a picture.  

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From 3 t-shirts I made 2 different scarves, one that is a yoke scarf, meaning it’s a continuous piece worn double looped around your neck, the other a traditional scarf with tasseled tails.

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This last one I made as a gift for a friend who is helping me out this Spring, hope she loves it! {cause I sure do!!!! }  :)

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Destiny and her best friend made matching scarves, yes it’s that easy, and with their leftovers, I made Avery a yoke scarf.

She was SO proud!

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Here’s how you do it:

Find an old t-shirt of hubby’s or yours that doesn’t have anything on the back, and not much on the front.  You are wanting to get as many strips as you can before graphics start.

  Lay it out flat on the floor or table:

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Cut the bottom band off and then start cutting strips, about an inch in width. You can save the bottom band if you want and use it again as part of your scarf, but know it won’t roll up like the other strips will.

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Be as straight as you can, but no need to measure, the raw edges won’t show.

Take the strip in your hand and stretch it.  Move your hand and stretch it again and again, like you are pulling a rubber band in and out.   Do this until your t-shirt rolls up like this, hiding raw edges:

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Now, wrap it around your hand and set it down carefully in its ring shape:

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Now cut the sleeve band off and discard.  Then cut strips of the sleeve as well, this is how you will be tying your rings together.

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Like this:

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You will notice in the first scarf photos, that some of my scarves I trimmed the extra off, some I left floppy, this is totally up to you:

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Keep going until you have done the whole t-shirt up to the arm pits or graphic.  You can do the double looped yolk kind of scarf, which is one continuous strand, or the traditional scarf kind with tassel ends.  You can also do half long strips, half rings as you will see featured in the first sage green and brown rosette scarf.  The back of the scarf is the same tee shirt strips, just not in a ring shape.  

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For this brown and pink one, I did a braided back and attached some brown chains leftover from another shirt.

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I attached them so they hung above the loops in more of a layered necklace form. 

SKY’S THE LIMIT!!! Keep going, its tons of fun!

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See those brown rings?  They didn’t roll up like the others.  Not sure why, it was a 100% cotton gap comfort t-shirt, but I just went with it and was still very happy with the end result.

To make the end tassel simply tie two loops to the last chain link then cut in half with your scissors!

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  I am working on some others that involve cutting circles from the t-shirt first, but we all got VERY sick this weekend, so I will share those later in another post after I have completed them!

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Thanks to my friend, Keri Lee, for contacting me with a link for some more tutorials on this subject! They will do a MUCH better job explaining then I did!

My Blessed Life Scarf Tutorial

Now Go, get your Craft on!  More 4 little Ferguson scarf ideas here. 

~T

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18 thoughts on “T-shirt Scarves

  1. I am SO PROUD!!!! These are ADORABLE! You are VERY talented….I don’t think I could even do this much!!! (cutting isn’t my “forte”) I LOVE each one of these. What a fun way to replace jewels when you need something to “jazz” up an outfit! Good job T!!!!!

  2. SO pretty–thanks for sharing how you do this!! Yours are all so cute. Have you thought of selling them? Etsy or something? You could probably make a mint :-)

    • You better believe I thought about it….for like 2 seconds. Then decided it’d be way more fun to just show everyone how easy they are. :) I love it that whenever I wear them, I get stopped. It’d be a great business to go into! :)

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  5. Hi…I am an art teacher and am looking for a good project for our HS Christmas Party..you helped me find it..thank you! BTW…I’m a Ferguson too!

  6. Hey there! I know we usually meet once per week at Weekend Potluck and it’s all about food but last summer I pinned this because I thought it was so cool. My daughter and I made several for her friends this Christmas and then about 2 days ago, people started pinning it and they have continued pinning! Lots and lots of pins! I hope you get lots of traffic from it – they are just the cutest things, especially for those of us who cannot sew a stitch! Kelli

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