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How to Make a Scarf

You may know that scarves are the hot accessory trend right now!   And anyone who knows me,  knows I’m a huge scarf lover!  I must own at least 20 scarves and I wear them with almost everything.

So when I saw Kim and Kris of DIY Dish make scarves from t-shirts, I just couldn’t get it out of my mind!

How to make a scarf using a t-shirt! no sewing required at

How cute is THAT?!  Can you believe I made that scarf  from a t-shirt…..and the best part, no sewing required!!

I bet this took me all of 15 mins to make.


  • 1 XL or XXL t-shirt
  • 9″ paper plate
  • Scissors
  • decorative pin/flower (optional)
  1. How to make a scarf using a t-shirt! no sewing required at TidyMom.netlay t-shirt out flat (make sure you can get 8-12 circles)
  2. Use paper plate to trace 8-12 circles on t-shirt (4-6 on each side of the shirt)
  3. cut out circles
  4. cut each fabric circle into a spiral (*see how to do this in the video)
  5. stretch each piece of fabric and lay all pieces together
  6. tie around your neck and place a pretty flower pin to dress it up!

Click here to watch Kim’s video tutorial to see more detail how to make this scarf and 2 others. *Kim suggests gluing 2 pieces together, I did not do that, so I just got a shorter scarf.

I love how light weight this scarf is, I can wear it with a sweater or a t-shirt.

How to make a scarf using a t-shirt! no sewing required at

I can’t wait to make more!  I’d love to hear if you give this a try!

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  1. 1

    I love love LOVE this scarf! I went and checked out the diy dish, and I love the other two she makes as well. I think i may owe my husband some new shirts when i am done haha!

  2. 2

    This is so clever and great for Spring. I am going to look for a t-shirt right away and make one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. 3

    I’m trying to figure the directions out, so each circle is a couple of inches thick? They aren’t actually together so there is like 6 different pieces of fabric around you? Right? I just wanted to make sure, it looks really fun!

  4. 5

    Look at GORGEOUS YOU!!! Love the scarf… its quite beautiful!! I would never have known its from a Tshirt!!!

  5. 6

    How adorable, and what a great use for old tee shirts that are still in good condition but that you’ve gotten tired of wearing. I’m a scarf fanatic too, maybe because I’m cold all the time, but my family always jokes that no matter what time of year it is you can usually find me with a scarf around my neck!

    • 7

      Me too Sylvie, and I never realized how warm they do keep you, until I’m out shopping and start sweating in the stores lol…….then I have to take it off.

  6. 8
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    You are the cutest and I want to make one now!! How fun!

  7. 9

    How cute ‘n sweet ‘n simple!! And it matches your blog, too! Love that!! =-D

  8. 11

    Hi! New follower here. :) I love how you made this- so creative! And the fact that no sewing is required… I am sooo gonna try this. Thanks!

    (found you through Made by You Monday)

  9. 12

    You are SO CUTE!!! I love that you love scarves! And when you come to Texas, you’ll have to show me all the different ways to tie them! I am a scarf dummy! ;)

    LOVE these pictures of you! ?

  10. 14

    That is really really adorable! So are you!

  11. 15

    That is so stinkin’ cute! That might just be my daughter’s art project for the week! :)

  12. 16

    Turning another year older certainly agrees with you Cheryl. You look fabulous! This T-scarf is the neatest little thing and your two crafty buttons you’ve shown with it go so well. Thanks for the tutorial.

  13. 17

    LOVE THIS!! And you picked out such a gorgeous color…it really makes your outfits pop!!

  14. 18

    Yours turned out REALLY CUTE! I still need to make me one.

  15. 19

    I love this idea! Thanks for sending the link via StumbleUpon.

  16. 20

    I am waiting for this one =) I like it…I think my mom will like it too…not that she needs anymore scarves, but she’ll like it!!!

  17. 21

    I love this tutorial! I am not crafty, but maybe I can make a scarf:) Thanks for sharing!

  18. 23

    Love that orange scarf with the grey sweater!
    What a HAPPY SMILE you have!
    LOVE it!
    This scarf is adorable!
    You ROCK Sweet Girl!
    Did your girls make one to?
    I know you girls have so much fun TOGETHER!!!!!!!!
    And I know they think they have the COOLEST~hippest MOM ever!

  19. 24

    Oh, those bright colors together! I love turquoise. Gorgeous scarf. :)

  20. 25

    Sorry, posting error. Trying again. :)

  21. 26

    Too darn cute! I love how easy it is as well-no sewing machine is always good with me!

  22. 27

    You look darling wearing your scarf. Great job and i will have to try it.

  23. 28

    Do you take requests? LOL

  24. 29

    How cute… and it looks very simple to make!

  25. 30
    Susan Crane says:

    I have a gazillion old tshirts, can’t wait to try this. My oldest daughter lives in scarves and I can’t wait to make her one. Thanks.

  26. 31

    wonderful idea!

  27. 32

    That is just adorable Cheryl!! I love the color and the pin. So cute!!

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!!!


  28. 33

    I ? this idea!!!!!

  29. 34
    Kim Williams says:

    I started making one yesterday after seeing it on another blog (not DIYDish). But I haven’t gotten to the flower part. I made a black one, but now seeing your orange one, I am so jealous! I’m glad a got a sale on tee shirts at AC Moore on Saturday… Thanks Cheryl. I love this blog so much. Keep up the good work.

  30. 35

    I really REALLY love this idea!!! I love it so much I am going to try to run out and get some fun colored t-shirts today–so that my friend and I can each make a scarf tonight as we’re watching The Bachelor. Doesn’t that sound FUN? :-)

    Also–I just really LIKE the look of your blog! Every time I hop over here, it makes me want to change my blog design to a white background, with cheery colors, like your aqua blue and orange-red. The look of your blog is just CHEERFUL. LOVE.

  31. 36

    This is adorable! I love the bright color – it’s definitely a welcome to Spring! I’m totally gonna try this soon, thanks for sharing & inspiring : )

  32. 37

    Thanks so much for this. I just love it! Picked up a couple of gray Men’s Tshirts from the Salavation Army today and they are in the washing machine as we speak. I’ll be making one tonight! Thanks!

  33. 38

    fabulous idea …. you got me at the “no sewing” required bit! M

  34. 39

    So cute, I am not a huge fan of scarves, but I think you may have won me over with this one. It is th perfect mix if whimsy and chic. Thanks for showing us how to make it.

    Cha Cha

  35. 40

    So pretty Cheryl, I love it!

  36. 41

    Fun, fun, FUN! My daughter would want to raid her dad’s t-shirt drawer, should she see your post!! Yours is lovely!

  37. 42

    I saw these and thought they were so adorable! Your version is super cute, I really will have to try these.

  38. 43

    Ok I love orange! But you look stinking adorable Cheryl. So beautiful you are!

  39. 44

    I love it – the color is stunning!! I had a similar reaction when I saw it on DIY Dish – I had to make one!

  40. 45

    Super cute; I love it!!

  41. 46

    LOVE it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  42. 47

    I wear scarves a lot, too! I need to give this a try. Love it!

  43. 48

    That is so adorable! I’ve never seen that technique! And Cheryl your photos are amazing.
    (I’m stumbling this :)

  44. 49

    Gorgeous scarf; love the colour combination or orange & blue!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow

  45. 50

    I can’t believe how simple this is. Love this scarf!

  46. 51

    So simple! I wish I’d read this before I went to the shops. Next time I’ll be picking up an XXL shirt!

  47. 52

    you look stickin’ adorable sporting that super cute scarf!

    how fun is this. man, you could do this in ANY color…my mind is thinking about all the possibilities!

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!


  48. 53

    Those are on my to do list. I love how your’s turned out. Great job!

  49. 54

    That turned out adorable!:)

  50. 55

    I’m new to your blog (came from All Things Heart and Home) and love it! This is FANTASTIC!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial and inspiration.


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