Start with a large t-shirt your hubby doesn’t wear anymore. It helps if you love the color. Make sure the shirt doesn’t have any side seams.

Cut the hem off the bottom of the shirt.

Then cut across the shirt, under the sleeves.

And you end up with a large loop of t-shirt material. Don’t worry about the cuts being perfectly straight. The edges aren’t going to show.

Now you need to stretch the material as much as you can. And since no one else was home, I looped it over a door knob and pulled. I turned it to make sure it was stretched evenly.

So here’s some ways you can wear your new scarf. Oops! I forgot to show the most obvious one, which is just hanging in one big loop. This is a double loop.

One loop and a half knot.

A double loop and twisted.

One loop and a low knot.

One loop and twisted around. I just played with it.

This is my favorite. I wore it this way today. It’s a little hard to describe, but I’ll try. Fold it in half and bring it around your neck, put your left hand through the left loop and grab the right loop, bring it through the left loop, then put your head through the loop and arrange the scarf. Did that make sense? Just play with it. I’m sure you’ll get it.  

So apparently this is what I do when I’m trying to dodge doing things I should be, like painting the kitchen and living room, hanging 2 long shelves, making new pillows, and making cards for card club. I think I’m going to be swamped tomorrow.

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Anna March 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I LOVE this post. I also love your last paragraph because that sounds just like something I would do. There’s always something more fun to do then what you ‘should’ be doing. :) I might just have to try this, adding it to my Tutorials TO DO list.

Anna
http://www.askannamoseley.com

whitney Ulrich March 25, 2011 at 12:40 am

What the heck! I am in love with this. Lets make some together next time I come up ok. It is soooooo cute on you.

Shirley March 25, 2011 at 6:23 am

Love the scarf, the ways you are wearing it are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Lyndee March 25, 2011 at 8:21 am

No sewing? This project is not at the top of my list. LOVE IT!!! And I even have some shirts pulls out already that would work. Thank you.

patti @ pandora's Box March 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Love this!! Have you tried the same thing with skinny strips to make a necklace? Same idea, just each one is a different length!
Stop by Pandora’s Box for a chance to win some vintage linens!

lisa March 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Love this, so easy to do yet a fabbo accessory.

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs March 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I can’t believe this is a t-shirt!!!

Danielle "Bunky" March 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I love this idea! Now only if my husband would hurry up and wear out his Moosejaw t-shirt. It’s the perfect color and the softest t-shirt ever for my new scarf -lol!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone March 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

THAT is genius! And I love the bottom option but I’ll have to reread – a few times. :)

Shelby March 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

um Love this idea! I’m a follower! Hey i have a cute skirt for a giveaway for my blog I would love if you stopped by!

http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/2011/03/sew-chatty-giveaway.html

Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Very cute indeed! I love it. Now, how to cut up my husband’s shirts without him knowing. Snicker.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

KJ@letsgoflyakite March 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

This is so resourceful. The scarf looks wonderful, perfect springtime weight.

SouthernScraps March 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Love your scarf and all the creative ways you have to wear it.

Diana @ The Craft Group Plus July 26, 2011 at 2:12 am

I really love this project. I hope you don’t mind that I featured it on my blog…
http://www.thecraftgroupplus.blogspot.com
The ladies in our craft group are always looking for easy and fun ideas.
Diana

Emily Montoya October 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

So great! I love the sentiment, and it’s a super cute fashion accessory as well :) Brilliant!!

Genevieve Adams November 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

This is such an awesome idea! I love it. So simple, but great way to spice up an otherwise drab fall/winter outfit.

Alexandra January 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Love this idea – just included in a recent post on my blog. Thank you for this! Btw, I just tried this technique with a men’s wool sweater my husband no longer liked and it worked well – an infinity scarf that’s extra warm! There are two small side seams , but they are not distracting in the scarf. Now I’m on the hunt to find a thrifted large cashmere sweater . . .that would be a great one.

Angie January 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

LOVE this!! I have no hubby so I’ll have to find a t-shirt elsewhere – gee I wonder if I own any? (sarcasm!) Thanks for posting!!! (yay stumbleupon for finding it!)

Taci January 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

These are everywhere these days and I almost picked one up tonight but thought “I know I can make one”
Whooo hooo!! Thank you!!

Naomi January 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

“Fold it in half and bring it AROUND YOUR NECK, put your left hand through the left loop and grab the right loop, bring it through the left loop, then PUT YOUR HEAD THROUGH THE LOOP and arrange the scarf.”

Okay, I’m trying to envision this: It’s already around your neck, so how can you put your head through the loop? Do you maybe mean to put your HAND through the loop? Okay, maybe you mean to pull that loop (that’s in your left hand) over your head? That’s GOT to be it! My opinion, that’s the loveliest one of all!

Marissa June 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I absolutely love how this turned out! I used one of my boyfriend’s old shirts and I’m so happy with how it looks… It’s so simple but sophisticated. Thank you so much!

Kathie October 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm

LOVE the idea but I have never seen a t-shirt without side seams. All of mine, all of my husbands have seams.

Gwen January 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

I just wanted to say. ..you’re a genius!

Janet brown January 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

That is so cool, you go girl :)

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