DIY Infinity Scarves




Introduction: DIY Infinity Scarves

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, and…

Turn old t-shirts (and nightgowns) into the ultimate colorful neck party for those breezy weather conditions! Here, I'm going to show you how to make this scarf in 2 different ways: painted and using an old nightgown!

Note: This project was inspired by a similar project found in the February 2016 issue of Girl's World magazine!

Step 1: Materials

To make your own infinity scarves, you will need the following items:

  • old t-shirts / nightgowns
  • masking tape
  • sharp scissors

To make the painted scarf, you will need: fabric paint, sponge pouncer

Note: I just put the tie-dye kit and a white t-shirt as another idea for an infinity scarf. I didn't really do this one, but this is what you can also do with an old white t-shirt. I will show you how to make a swimsuit cover-up with this idea in a later post.

Step 2: Prep the T-Shirt

Tape your t-shirt to your work surface. Using a pair of sharp scissors, carefully cut a straight line below the sleeves. Then, cut another straight line below the hem. What's remaining from the shirt should be a loop of fabric.

Note: This t-shirt was my glow in the dark skull t-shirt, whose result I really didn't like, because it didn't actually glow in the dark as much. So I decided to upcycle this shirt (it's a craft shirt, after all), and make it into this breezy weather staple!

Step 3: Add Dots

Now, you can add dots to your loop of fabric. Just use your foam pouncer and a favorite color of all-surface, or fabric paint to make dots going all over the fabric. I find it best to place a piece of cardboard inside the loop so that the paint doesn't bleed through. Then, just let dry!

Step 4: Nightgown Infinity Scarf

This infinity scarf is made by simply snipping off both sides of an old t-shirt nightgown! It's then ready to wear within 1 minute!

Note: If your nightgown is too long, cut off as much as you need to meet the desired length that you want, so it doesn't look too bulky!

Step 5: Ready to Wear!

Now, you can choose your favorite way of making your own infinity scarf and enjoy!

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    6 years ago

    Really cool! I'll be able to make a bunch of these.