From T-shirt to scarf


In the winter I always try to add a touch of color to my looks, because usually I use very dark colors. And what’s better than to put color near the face to illuminate it?

Create this fringe scarf from an old T-shirt. Recycle your summer T’s and give a boho-chic look to your outfit .You just need a pair of scissors!



  • T-shirt
  • Fabric scissors



1. Cut the T-shirt under the sleeves.


2. Cut 20 cm fringes where you made the initial cut.



3. When you have all the fringes, stretch down each one to elongate them.


4. Join the fringes by twos and tie knots.


5. Separate the tied fringes. Knot again by twos, this time with the fringe beside.


This is your new scarf! Super easy to do and a good idea to recycle your old T’s.

21 thoughts on “From T-shirt to scarf

  1. Rita Redmond

    Love the color of this blue scarf !

    I am making this scarf now from a new, extra long/ bright tangerine colored t-shirt from Joe Fresh -our Super Store. Do you have any advice for keeping the last row of knots straight, before it start that step ?


    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Rita!
      A tip to keep the last knot row straight is to put a ruler under the first knots and mark with a chalk or a pen the same length in each fringe. I hope this helps… thank’s for the comment and you are welcome to ask more questions anytime! good DIY!

  2. Tonya

    Wow, just made one. Super easy!! Just make sure you don’t miss one or you have to go back and untie them like I did. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial and pic!! 🙂

  3. Annatjie Joubert

    What you can do too is that a lot of time you want a short t-shirt. in body length specially the ladies with navel rings. Then you cut excess off and make the scarf piece with it and the other one you tie the same as the pieces you tie on the scarf but on the top itself.. Hope you understand what I mean.

  4. ruth miller

    i’m thinking of putting a large hole bead where the 2 are knotted side by side and adding another knot under it. then maybe even small beads at the ends of the fringes. can you guess I have lots of beads that I am trying to use up!


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