Fringed Infinity Scarf


After cleaning out my kids’ closets, I came across their summer tees. I almost got rid of them but then decided to snip them into colorful infinity scarves! I’ve seen this idea before, but I gave it my own twist by cutting nothes to add fringe. The jersey fabric is cozy, and has a lot of body once it is cut and curled. I love how these came out! I plan to give them to my nieces, cousins and friends. Aside from being bulky and oh-so-warm, they are super cute!

What you’ll need

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
Helpful Tip:Larger T-shirts will produce a bigger scarf. I found that the size of shirt you wear works well for the size of the scarf. Don’t cut the fringe too close together because the fabric might rip when you stretch the shirt.

Variations:Cut up two or three T-shirts of different colors and mix and match the layers. If you don’t want the fringe, then just stretch each piece without cutting the notches on each side. You can wear your scarf long, or double it as shown in the picture.

How to make it

  1. Fold shirt in half lengthwise.Fold your shirt in half, lengthwise. Use chalk to mark off lines every 5-6 inches. Cut along the lines. Your final cut will be along the bottom of the arms all the way across. Do not cut the side seams!
  2. Cut up the center.Cut the pieces down the middle, lengthwise. And then again so you have several sections.
  3. Fold and snip.Take one pice and fold it in half lengthwise. Snip along thelong side to make the fringe. Make sure not to cut the sides!
  4. This is how each piece should look.This is how each piece should look after the fringe has been cut. Connected on each end, like a loop, but fringed along the bottom and top.
  5. Stretch each piece.Pick up one of the pieces and holding an end in each hand, stretch it. This will make the the jersey fabric curl and ruffle.
  6. Gather the pieces.As you can see, I worked on two scarves at the same time. Here are both of my scarves, ready to be connected!
  7. Set evenly on a table.Set down each piece on top of each other to make a stack.
  8. Tie at the top.Cut an extra stand of the tee and use it to tie the pieces together at the top.
  9. Finished!I like how theyellow scarf came out nice and bright, but my favorite is the purple. It was made from a tie-dye shirt and it has three different colors, which gives it a lot of dimension.
Love & light,

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