A few weekend ago, I was searching on Pinterest for some new infinity scarves to knit or crochet and I came upon this pin for an infinity scarf made from a T-shirt. I went back to it this weekend and thought I would try making one to see how it turned out. It turned out so well, I made 3 of them! (OK. they are all gifts for now, but we’ll see if I can resist making one or two for myself in the next few weeks!)
Making these scarves could not have been easier. First you start with a Men’s XL T-shirt. Be sure to select one without side seams.
Cut the T-shirt in a straight line right below the arm pits on the T-shirt. Also cut the hem off the bottom of the shirt and save the hem to be used later.
Measure at 1 inch intervals along one side of the T-shirt and cut in strips. Continue cutting in a straight line across the width of the T-shirt, stopping about 1/2 inch before the end.
Once all of the strips are cut, pull each strip firmly until the strip “curls”. then thread the hem strip through the uncut side of the T-shirt to gather the strips together, and tie it firmly.
The finished scarf can be worn long or doubled. I read that you could use a T-shirt size Medium to X-Large, but I would think if you wanted to double it, X-Large would definitely work best. I liked this purple one so much that I made two more in the same afternoon! Here is another of the finished ones. I think these will make great gifts, and are really easy to make.
Thanks again to Pink Pistachio where I got this original idea!