Summer is nearly here, believe it or not. While most of us are ready to ditch the parkas and wool mittens, not everyone is ready to sign off quite yet on wearing scarves. The accessory can be a fashionable accessory year-round, not just in the deepest depths of the frigid winter. What scarf can you wear when the snow melts and the grass starts coming up green? We’ll show you! This awesome tutorial will teach you how to make a no-sew infinity scarf made from an old t-shirt. The best part – besides the fact that it is adorable – is that it takes less than an hour from start to finish. Plus, you’re doing the environment a big favor.
How To Make a No-Sew Infinity Scarf
- A t-shirt! We used this pink one in a size x-large and just some scraps of this grey tee. You can use whatever tees you have, but ones with no side seams or big graphic designs work the best. Here are all of our blank t-shirts.
- Scissors or a rotary cutter with mat.
- Tapestry Needle
Step One: Prep Your Shirt
Lay your tee flat on your cutting surface. Make sure there are no ripples in the fabric so you can make clean and even cuts.
Step Two: Cut It Up
Decide how wide you want your strips of fabric to be. We went with 1”. Cut off and discard the bottom hem. From there, start making straight cuts in the tee to create a bunch of tubes. Keep cutting until you reach the sleeves. Discard the top portion of the shirt.
Step Three: Stretch the Fabric
Alright, so you have your circles of t-shirt fabric. We made about a dozen, but it will all depend on how wide you made your strips and how large your shirt was. Take each strip individually and stretch them as much as possible without ripping them. This will cause the fabric to roll up and look like a tube, as well as making each piece way longer.
Step Four: Attach the Pieces
Now that all your strips are ready to go, put them all in a pile together. We used a scrap piece in a contrasting color from a different project – it was the length of one half of the pieces you cut in step two. Tie this piece tightly around your collection of fabric strips, as shown in the picture. After you make sure your knot is nice and secure, start wrapping the fabric around your scarf as tightly as possible, covering the tail of the knot that you made. Once you reach the end of your contrasting color fabric, use your tapestry needle to weave the end in. As long as you wrapped tightly, you needn’t worry about the fabric unwinding.
Step Five: Show it Off!
That’s it! Easy, right? This scarf is nice and casual enough that you can wear it with a cute shirt, sundress, or any other spring outfit. For more inspiration on how to upcycle your old t-shirts, see our post here. For a free pattern on how to create a crochet rag rug using t-shirt yarn, click here. Using old tees like this is a great way to recycle, but it's also a great way to have a new custom t-shirt craft. Show us in the comments if you made your own! We'd love to see.