Take old t-shirts and make a beautiful T-shirt Loop Scarf! Easy to make and these make great gifts!
I learned how to make t-shirt scarves last November and was going to share this project with you then. But my pictures didn’t turn out so well, so I pushed the project back, and then pushed the project back, and then back some more. And here we are a year later and I still haven’t shared it with you!
There are several ways to make t-shirt scarves but this way is my favorite! So I’m going to share it with you first. These are really easy to make, I did this one, one afternoon while visiting with Jamie. And they make great gifts for friends, teenagers, or children.
Loop T-Shirt Scarves
What you need:
– at least 2 t-shirts in coordinating colors
– fabric scissors
-hot glue (optional)
Yep, that’s it!!
How to Make Them:
Lay one t-shirt flat on a flat surface, I used a table. Cut off the hem and discard. Cut about a 1 inch strip off the end of the shirt. Continuing cutting 1 inch stripes trying to be as straight as possible but you don’t have to measure or anything. Continue doing this until you reach the arms of the shirt or you have 5-10 strips (This really depends on how big you want your scarf and how many colors you are using). Do this with the other shirt(s) as well.
Take the strips on t-shirt and stretch them between your two hands. The edges of your t-shirt with roll up and this will keep it from fraying.
Take the strip and wrap it around your hand making loops until you run out of fabric in that strip (Adjust the size of the loops if necessary, if your last loop is too big or too little).
Continue making loops with your strips and attach them to each other with little strips of t-shirt, the sleeves are great for this! Attach them in whatever pattern you would like. This is a fun time to play around and be creative.
Continue making loops and attaching them until you have made your scarf as long as you want it. If you want to make an infinity scarf, just attach the two end to each other. If you do not, you can cut the last loops to make fringe at both ends. If these seem to be slipping, you can put a drop of hot glue under the t-shirt strip you used to attach the last loops. Cut the excess off of the strips you used to attach the loops and you’re done!
If you want to add flowers, buttons, or other embellishments to your scarf, you can use hot glue for those too. I left this scarf plain so you could see how cute it is with just the t-shirts!
Do you like making DIY gifts? If so, what do you like to make?
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