Crafting Anyone? T-Shirt Turned Scarf/Necklace

Ever need a quick gift and you have little to no money? Well I have an idea for you to make a T-shirt into a scarf/necklace. Today I will be writing a quick tutorial on this cute gift idea. Of course you can always make one for yourself. That’s what I did! It is super simple and only requires an old shirt, a pair of scissors and a safety pin (or fabric glue, hot glue, needle and thread, just some form of attachment!). And the best part, it only takes a few minutes. I made this the other morning to go with my outfit in about 10 minutes. It’s also a great way to recycle. Who doesn’t love to be green now days!

First, you need a T-shirt. You can either use an old shirt you have lying around, or someone you know who has one lying around. Or, you can head to the local thrift shop and pick one up for a couple bucks or less. I got mine for $0.99 at the goodwill using their half price color tag for the week. It is best to get one without seams on the sides, but if that’s all you have you will just have to wrap each seam. I’ll show you what I mean in few…


Next, fold the shirt in half and cut the bottom hem off just above the stitching. Don’t throw that away, you’ll need it in a later step.


Now, cut the shirt into strips about 1″ wide up to the sleeves. Don’t worry if your cuts aren’t straight or even, it won’t matter.


Gather all your strips and open the loops. Place the loops over your hand and pull on each loop to make the edges curl.


Take the hem that you cut off in the beginning and cut it again just under the stitching, so that the stitches are removed and you are left with another loop. Cut the loop open and open the fold. Wrap this piece around all the other loops to hold them together. Pin, glue or stitch the end once it is all wrapped. If you have seams, line up all the seams in the loops. Then cut the hemp loop in two and wrap to cover each group of seams. That’s it your done! It can be worn like this at full length or doubled. Now get creative and you can mix colors or use a patterned shirt or decorate with rhinestones. All that matters is you have fun with it!











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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Topsoil Wilmington
    Mar 06, 2010 @ 10:49:34

    Well I found this on Digg, and I like it so I dugg it!


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