How to Make a No-Sew Spring Scarf

Have a few old t-shirts that no longer fit? Andrea Tomkins shows you how to turn them into a chic and colourful no-sew scarf for spring

By Andrea Tomkins

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Our two scarf styles

Some of you may have already figured out that I like no-sew fashion projects. (Remember our wrist warmers?) This was another no-sew experiment, except this one is warming a whole new part of the body. Ha.

These little scarves are made out of old t-shirts and only take about an hour or so to complete. It’s a great weekend or after-school craft, and the scarves themselves make the perfect accessory for sunny spring days when there’s still bit of a chill in the air.

And grown-ups can wear them, too!

What you’ll need:
• Four old cotton t-shirts
• Scissors

We followed the directions from this post over on the website Kevin & Amanda, and found the whole process super easy. My only caveats are regarding your scissors (make sure they’re super sharp) and the t-shirts you choose. Our children’s old size 8 t-shirts worked perfectly for this (although you can go bigger), and soft jersey tees make the best “rings.”

Our resident fashionistas preferred the effect of narrow strips tied together to create an infinity scarf.

Can you believe that old t-shirts could make something so pretty?

Best part about this craft is a) it’s a quickie, b) it’s totally customizable (think school colours, outfit matching etc.!) and c) mistakes are easily corrected by just undoing the knots. It’s a low-frustration, high-satisfaction project… my kind of family craft!

Andrea Tomkins is a mother of two imps, and wife of one. You can follow her adventures on her blog, a peek inside the fishbowl, where she’s been writing about family life since 1999.

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