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How to Make a Tee Shirt Fringe Scarf

Take an old tee shirt and transform it into this awesome fringe scarf.  By following the guidelines in this How to Make a Tee Shirt Fringe Scarf tutorial by Latrice Murphy, you'll learn how to make your very own accent scarf in any color of the rainbow!  This is a great way to use up those tee shirts that you no longer wear or that no longer fit.  Clean out your closet and make room for more fun upcycled accessories!

Fantastic for creating summer scarf patterns, this t-shirt craft can be worn to all sorts of events. Essential for keeping you looking cool, the lightweight jersey fabric of the tee won’t overheat like some other scarves might. This adorable idea would look extra stylish paired with a maxi skirt and a tank.

fringe scarf

Find even more recycled crafts made from tees in our collection, How to Make a Tee Shirt Scarf + 18 Tee Shirt Crafts.


  • Scissors
  • Old or new t shirt


  1. Fold your t shirt in half and cut all the way across under the arms.
  2. Unfold the t shirt and begin cutting strips approximately ½ to ¾ of the way up starting at the cut end.
  3. Give each strand a tug to make it curl up.
  4. Twist and fold the t shirt in half to double it up and gather the fringes together.
  5. Wear it with a solid shirt for interest and a pop of color.

How to Make a T-Shirt Scarf Video

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Great idea but not so great video. Because of the dark t-shirt and the dark shadows, I could barely see it. Next time use a lighter shade of shirt and try to eliminate the shadows.

Absolutely great. I so much admire the ingenuity of such clever people. Keep up the great work. With admiration from "downunder".

Love this! It is so attractive and funky and easy to make. I have an enormous collection of old tees. Thanks for the video, Latrice.

I made one for myself and my teen daughter immediately wanted one of her own. I also bought some large wood beads to add to the fringe on both scarves.

I love this. Wish I hadn't thrown out some old t-shirts. Ho hum, you live and learn.

This is an awesome idea for even old t-shirts. I am definitely making more than one!

A neat way to recycle old T shirts thanks for sharing it.

Made several of these for Christmas presents (along with crochet mittens to match). Love it, it's different!! (Made myself one too!!!) Thanks!

This would be cool with beads, too.


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