T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial {no sew}

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 do a no sew T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial I just couldn’t get it out of my mind!

How to make a scarf using a t-shirt! no sewing required. 15 min DIY T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial at

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

How to Make a No Sew T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial

I bet it took me all of 15 mins to make a scarf from a t-shirt.  I used a t-shirt my husband had, but only wore once or twice.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 XL or XXL t-shirt
  • 9″ paper plate
  • Scissors
  • decorative pin/flower (optional)

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


  1. lay 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 rosette 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 my scarf is just a little shorter than her t-shirt scarf.

I love how light-weight this scarf is, I can wear it with a sweater or a t-shirt. So fashionable! these scarves are perfect for dressing up an outfit for any season!

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!

This simple t-shirt scarf tutorial has been pinned over 80,000 times!!


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

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

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

    Jeanna @

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. That is adorable! Great job, Cheryl!

  8. 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?

  9. 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!

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

  11. wow very nice and easy i like it 🙂

  12. into the hands of a very good health:))

  13. 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!

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  15. I love this! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for this!
    Becky 🙂

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

    Thanks for the great idea.

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

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

  20. 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. 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!

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  25. Great choice of colors. 🙂

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

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  28. 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!

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

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

  33. 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!

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

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  36. 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!

  37. im sorry how would u cut it into a spiral

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

    • 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

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

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  44. 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!

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

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

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

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