Recycle some old, ratty t-shirts into a stylish, colorblocked t shirt scarf. This stylish scarf from Calley Pate is easy to make, and all you need are a few old t-shirts from the donate pile.
- 2 adult t-shirts
- A sewing machine
- Decide how wide you want your scarf to be. I used a scarf I had on hand as a guide.
- Cut strips from your shirts. I cut about 8″ wide strips starting from the bottom of the shirt (cute through both sides). Remove arms and neck pieces.
- After I cut the width strips I cut those strips into 12″ lengths (approx. size only – all sizes can vary).
- Decide on a pattern and color scheme by laying the strips out the way you would like them on your scarf.
- Pin the front sides of two (2) pieces – continue this process all the way down the length of your scarf. My length was about five (5) pieces – well over 6 ft total.
- Repeat these steps for the back side of scarf. *My version has two (2) sides and at the end will look like a tube before it’s turned to the right side.
- Begin sewing where your pins are leaving about 1/4-1/2″ seam allowance.
- After you have the desired lengths sewn then you can begin sewing the front and back sides together.
- I sewed down one long side, one short side, and the other long side – leaving the final short side open – right sides facing (inside out).
- On the final short side sew 2/3 of the way across (still with right sides facing).
- Turn your scarf so right sides are facing out. You may choose to iron the back side before flipping to allow the seams to lay nicely.
- Hand stitch the remaining hole closed using a blind stitch (which I’m not sure I’ve really learned or mastered but it looks good to me).
- You are now ready to wear your scarf!