Picture of Recycled T-Shirt Scarf
This is a super simple way to use up some old t-shirts that you have lying around. It really only takes about 10 minutes to turn an old t-shirt into a super cute scarf! So here is the step by step!

Step 1: What You'll Need

Picture of What You'll Need
What you need is an old t-shirt (with no seams down the side), a good pair of scissors, and a big tapestry needle.
appy6783 years ago
I made this, and a bracelet with on of the sleeves :)
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iamkeebler (author)  appy6782 years ago
Looks fantastic!!!!
monket3 years ago
This is awesome! Mine turned out kind of huge, but I just folded it over twice and it looks okay. Thanks for the instructable!

iamkeebler (author)  monket3 years ago
Looks great! Mine turned out the same so I just folded it twice as well!
KissOfLife3 years ago
This is a really cool idea!
jamileena3 years ago
I made this with an old tie-dye T from my heyday, I couldnt bring myself to throw it out, so I made this scarf with it this morning in about a half hour. The colors from the front curled into itself, so the pink and green dont really show up, but when its twisted they uncurl here and there, I am SO happy with the results!! A lot of the loops broke, so I tied them together and used the same kind of knot on step 10-12, didn't have a needle, I just worked it out and buried the second knot-didnt want it to look *too* home made ;) I like wearing it both ways, long and stringy for summer as a 'neclkace' with a t and jeans, flip flops would compliment the airyness of the scarf. And in the fall/winter (now) its great looped around twice as a neck warmer with a t and sweater, or a long sleeved T.. I love this and will be digging out more old tshirts, adding yarn, fringey things, beads...Christmas is coming!!
And forgive my manners, THANK YOU for the instructable!!! I stumbled across it, bookmarked it and came back .. its fab! Thanks again for the inspiration.
iamkeebler (author)  jamileena3 years ago
Wow that turned out great! Glad I could help to inspire!
baconrocks3 years ago
I made one of these and it turned out pretty awesome! :)
iamkeebler (author)  baconrocks3 years ago
Great to hear! You should share a pic!
doormatyay3 years ago
this is cute and innovative!
iamkeebler (author)  doormatyay3 years ago
I just had some big white t-shirts given to me this morning that I was thinking "what can I make with these"...... quite serendipitous to run across this. :-) I think I'm going to ombre dip-dye it first, then make it to get the colors all mixed up and blended. Very nice.
iamkeebler (author)  NatureGeek243 years ago
Ooooooo that would be really pretty!
Beautiful scarf! How warm is it?
iamkeebler (author)  supersoftdrink3 years ago
With just one, not so bad, but because you can control how thick or thin you want it you can make it warmer or cooler.
susanrm3 years ago
I like it! Great idea. The one thing I would say is that the first photo confused me because of the edge effects on the photo, making it look like the fabric was frayed. I thought that was how it was going to end up looking.
iamkeebler (author)  susanrm3 years ago
lol... sorry about that. I use the same pics on my blog so ya, they have that photo edge on them. I'll keep that in mind next time I post an instructable though!
What do you use to make/edit them? Other than that, it's a cool effect.
iamkeebler (author)  susanrm3 years ago
I do a variety of things. If I have the time I'll use my Paint Shop Pro program. Or if I'm lazy I use this site: http://www.phixr.com/ It does pretty much the same thing as my photo editing program, just can't get quite as detailed with it. But the website is what I did to edit these photos.
Very cute idea!