Monday, June 24, 2013

the No Sew Scarf

I know you've probably seen a variety of DIY (do it yourself!) scarf tutorials out there. Well, here is another easy one that you can try.

By the way, this isn't my first scarf making rodeo. Unfortunately, this little beauty was created the summer I was pregnant when the blog did not exist. So, there isn't a tutorial. Hopefully, it may still inspire you to give it a try. The flower was just pinned on as an added accessory, but wasn't something I created. My favorite part of that project was that I bought that not so lovely dress at the thrift store for $3!


Okay, onto today's tutorial... the No Sew Scarf.  I love simple accessories and with the heat here it's hard to add even a bulky lightweight scarf.  This scarf, I suppose, is more like a fabric necklace. It's really easy and I bet you have an old tee laying around just waiting to be cut up. After the hubs saw this one, he was willing to donate to the cause. I can't wait to try the two tone double braided scarf seen here.

No Sew Scarf Tutorial

Begin with any (old) t-shirt...

cut across from armpit to armpit.

Snip off the sewn edge on the bottom of the shirt so that you have three pieces.

Keep the top part and discard the skinny bottom piece. Keep the middle part laying flat and cut roughly 1 inch strips, stopping about 1/2 inch from the top seam. 

You should have something that looks a bit like fringe.

Take each strip and pull. It will stretch and curl on its own.

Take the seam...

and scrunch it up. 

Now open it up into a circle.

At this point, I decided I didn't like the way it looked... I saw a "flopportunity!" (as one of my good friends would say) I decided to hide both sides where the seams were. 

Use the top part of the t-shirt that was left and cut a wide strip almost like a parallelogram. 

 Wrap one of the ends around and leave it sticking out so there is a tail. 

Continue to wrap until you have two tails...

then tie the two tails together, double knotting.

You can leave it as seen above, or you can tuck both tails into the fabric so that they are hidden. 

Repeat on the other side... and you're done! 

A fun simple summer accessory to spruce up just about any ensemble.

~Happy Accessorizing~ 


  1. What the heck? This is rad cool! I want them all! Can we please do this together you surprise maker, boring breaker, coolness taker?

  2. Yes please! Crafternoon it is!