Yes, you can make a fashionable infinity scarf for no money at all.
Recycle that t-shirt that doesn’t fit anymore! Now you can have that color in a stylish scarf!
I love the fringe on this easy DIY scarf.
How to Make a Fringed Infinity Scarf
- a sharp scissors
- a knit garment you are willing to sacrifice or shorten
- a hard flat surface, like a kitchen counter, as a cutting surface
- Spread the garment on a flat surface and smooth away any wrinkles with your hand.
- Do not cut the side seams as you will be keeping them as part of the scarf.
- Cut a line horizontally across the middle of the shirt, usually just below the sleeves.
- Do not cut off the hem because that will become the top edge of your scarf.
- You now have a tube of cloth with side seams that are probably not straight. No worries; that won’t be obvious when you wear the scarf.
- Try on your tube and scrunch it a bit to see if you like the height of it. Keep in mind the bottom third of the scarf will be turned into fringe. A scarf made from a t-shirt does not need to be cut down. If you used a skirt or part of a dress, etc. you might want to shorten it. If so, just cut off the extra fabric on the cut edge.
- Use a sharp scissors to cut the fringe starting at the cut edge about 1/2 inch apart. You don’t have to measure–just eyeball it so the fringes are about the same width. Try to cut the same depth for each fringe–again, just eyeball it.
- Pull the end of each fringe to stretch the knit fabric. When you let go the fringe will have curled to keep the raw cut edges to the inside of the fringe. Repeat with all the fringes.
- Arrange the scarf on your neck so that the hemmed edge is tucked out of sight and the lovely fringes hang down. Enjoy your new scarf!
This works for most knit fabrics, especially t-shirt fabric. Sometimes you will get a knit fabric does not curl into fringe. If that happens just enjoy the uncurled fringes as they are.
Now take a look at your closet for more fabrics you’d love to have as scarves!