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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. 56

    This is adorable!!!

  2. 57

    Darling! I know what my girls and I are doing this weekend!

  3. 58

    That’s so cute! Can’t wait to try that out!

  4. 59

    I’m in love with this scarf. It is so bright and fun.

    Jeanna @

  5. 60

    You make this look so easy! Love that bright red… adorable!!

  6. 61

    This so awesome!! I love the colors!!! I’m sooooo going to make this!!

  7. 62

    Thanks for posting the great instructions as well as the link.

    I ran to my sons drawer and made one right away. Easy and cute.

  8. 63

    That is adorable! Great job, Cheryl!

  9. 64

    Love this! – great blog photos and layout, so nice to see a well-done craft blog!

    Question: I tried making another variation of a T-shirt scarf the other day and found that it just sheds a ton. This was from an old T-shirt that’s been washed tons, so I know the shedding is only from the cutting of the fibers, but I’m wondering how you deal with this?

  10. 65

    I made a green one of these for my grandma and she loved it. I bought cheap jersey fabric instead of using a tshirt and it was so easy!

  11. 66

    I love this! I’d love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds.

  12. 67

    wow very nice and easy i like it :)

  13. 68

    into the hands of a very good health:))

  14. 69

    Soooooooooooooo cute Cheryl!!! Not just cute…gorgeous! We love the orange!! We’re so glad you liked the tutorial – thank you for sharing it on your blog!

  15. 70

    I love this! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for this!
    Becky :-)

  16. 71

    a very good site

  17. 72

    This is now my favorite scarft. I wrote about it on my blog:

    Thanks for the great idea.

  18. 73

    I LOVE, Love, love this! You really look beautiful in that color! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. 74

    I am hopelessly smitten with this!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love your blog!!! FAB-U-LOUS!!

  20. 75

    I’m SO glad you posted this, because I saw that video tutorial, but then lost the link! I made one out of one of my school’s t-shirts and I followed Kim’s idea of gluing two together. It was sort of cute – too long and gangly – plus I see all the flaws. I’m now motivated to try again and make it shorter. Thanks!

  21. 76

    I just made one of these :) My middle daughter is going to be 11 this month, and she loves to wear scarves with things, I thought this would be something cool for her. I’m going to give it to her when she returns from her trip to Norway on Aug. 14, I can’t wait to see her again!

  22. 77

    Great choice of colors. :)

  23. 78

    Love these scarves and the tubular ones. People have asked me to make some for them. Have you sold any? Wondering what to charge.

  24. 79

    LOVE THIS!!! What do you do with the part around the neck to secure it? Am I missing a step or do you just keep it as all the “pieces” and tie around the neck?? Such a great idea!

  25. 80

    I totally saw the same tutorial on DIY Dish and made one of these! I LOVE it. It is so light and fun.

  26. 81

    Super cute!

  27. 82

    Oh very cute! I think I want a grey one with a big sparkly pin instead of the flower. Thanks!

  28. 83

    Made this scarf tonight! It was super easy and looks fabulous! I made a pink one to wear to Bunco for breast cancer tomorrow! Thanks!

  29. 84

    I tried this tonight! Turned out great, I love it! Just wish there was a quicker way to cut, gets so tiring!

  30. 85

    I thought this would be difficult, but it is so easy! I have already made 4. They will make awesome Christmas gifts for my family & friends! :) Thanks!

  31. 86
    cassandra says:

    im sorry how would u cut it into a spiral

  32. 87

    Love your scarves, but your directions are not very good…you need to be more specific

    • 88

      Not sure how I could be any more specific

      It’s very very simple – cut circles, then cut the circles in a spiral…….tie them around your neck

      I also have step by step photos and a link to the video where I got the idea from……you can watch it to SEE how to do it

  33. 89

    THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!! this is going to be my christmas presents to everyone!!! omg. you genius..

  34. 90

    Love this~! Just made a deep purple one! Saw on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to dig in at the trift store for colorful t-shirts!

  35. 91

    Love this! Just made one out from a deep purple t-shirt! Will be making more!

  36. 92
    Denise Wilson says:

    Just finished mine! LOVE IT! Thanks for the great idea! I will be making more for me, as well as gifts. :)

  37. 93

    How did you make the cute flower that you have pinned on the scarf?

  38. 94

    i love to make these i have about 9 of these

  39. 95

    i can’t wait this is going to be my frist time making too one for me and for my best friend

  40. 96
    monica donald says:

    I love this scarf, I made three in orange, pink, and blue so dare cute. I teach art and my girls are going to make this, thx so clever mom!

  41. 97
    monica donald says:

    I love this scarf I made three in pink, red, and orange they are fabulous. I teach arts and crafts and my pre-teen girls are going to made these. Great clever mom! thx

  42. 98

    My daughters (8 &10) and I made these and they turned out so cute. Now I will attempt to make a cute flower as well.

  43. 99

    I want to try it. I pinned your pictures. Have a great night.

  44. 100

    My take on your scarf- love it!

  45. 101

    My 16 year old daughter made three for her friend’s birthday. They were so cute and she made attachable fabric flowers too. It was a hit — all the other guests at the party said they wish
    Cara’s gift had not been opened first! Thanks for the great instructions.

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  47. 103

    Saw one of your scarves on Pinterest and then backtracked to your tutorial. Had to try it and they turned out great. My daughters are going to love them!

  48. 104
    Brenda Lewis says:

    Someone at work made this and brought it in a few days ago and since then I was been all over pininterest looking for t-shirt to scarf ideas. I made a different one with fringe just because or the first day I did not want to copy hers but this is the one I am making next. I am shoping at good will the next few weeks to get some great shirts. Cleaned out my closets and I am going to have fun. My friends came out awesome and I cant wait to make this in the next week or so.

    thanks for posting.


  49. 105

    I love this scarf. Thanks. But my question is, what happens when it starts to lose its curling ability and hangs long and straight? Any way to make it curl and get springy again?

  50. 106

    Can’t wait to do it in my school colors fro spirit day!


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