Giggles and Glue Guns

DIY T-Shirt Scarf

This is seriously so easy and so fun! I’ve seen these t-shirt scarves floating around the web and I got inspired to try it myself and add a little personal flair with re-claimed leather and some broken jewelry. My buddy and fellow HelloGiggler Rachel Specter came over and we got to slicing and dicing and stretching and scarfing. Wouldn’t these make a great hand-made holiday gift, too?!

Watch the video for the step by step visual tutorial…


What You Need:

  • T-shirt – the larger and wider the t-shirt, the longer and chunkier your scarf will be.
  • Scissors
  • Decoration elements: leather, ribbon, broken jewelry, buttons, beads, etc. get creative!
  • Hot glue gun

Do It:

  1. Cut your t-shirt from armpit to armpit lengthwise and dispose of the top part of your t-shirt (the part with the sleeves).
  2. Take your tube (the body part of the t-shirt) and cut the bottom hem off so you’re left with a tube that has two un-hemmed edges.
  3. Cut 3/4″ to 1″ wide strips from one looped end to the other, leaving around 1″ uncut at the top  – watch the video for this step to see the visual.
  4. Once you have all your strips cut pull on each length to stretch them out and get them to curl.
  5. Gather all of your strips together at the un-cut section so you have them all together in a loop – it should look like a looped scarf at this point.
  6. Cover up your uncut section using whatever you want: a piece of leather, ribbon, another piece of t-shirt, etc.
  7. Add some snazz to your leather or ribbon by hot-gluing on some jewelry, beads, chain, buttons, etc.
  8. Optional step: cut three strips and braid them together and then tie them back into the scarf so you have one braided length

Voila! Wear it long or double it. Fun fun fun!!!



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