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How to Make an Infinity Scarf from a T-Shirt

If you want to learn how to make an infinity scarf, this is the easiest and quickest way to do it! You’ll only spend pennies on this simple project.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll be cutting, painting (easy), and doing some basic sewing. You can hand sew or using a sewing machine. This is simple even for a beginning crafter.

how to make an infinity scarf

Scarves are such an asset to any wardrobe. It’s so easy to be tempted to buy every pretty scarf you see in the store.

To save your pennies for something like, well, food . . . here’s a quick fashion craft tutorial you can use to turn a t-shirt into a scarf. If you want to learn how to make an infinity scarf, this is the easiest and quickest way to do it!

White t-shirt hanging from a white hanger

DIY Infinity Scarf from a T-Shirt

You’ll need:

  • T-shirt (choose a large size)
  • Needle & thread or sewing machine
  • Fabric paint
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
White t-shirt folded in half

Take the shirt and fold it in half the long way. Lay it on a flat surface and smooth out any wrinkles.

Section cut out of the middle of a white t-shirt with scissors
Bottom hem cut off of the t-shirt

Cut across just below the neckline, down the side of the shirt before the sleeves, and right above the bottom hem.

White piece of t-shirt laid out on a surface
Bottle of gold multi-surface metallic paint

Now you have two pieces. Separate them, placing a piece of cardboard under each one. Fabric paint can bleed through, so you don’t want the two pieces still touching or ruin your flat surface. I used this amazing gold metallic multi-surface paint. Fabric was listed on the back so I went with it!

Dipping a pencil eraser into gold metallic paint
Pressing gold paint down onto t-shirt material using a pencil eraser

Time to paint your pattern! I wanted gold dots so here’s how to recreate this look. Squeeze some paint out and dip the eraser end of the pencil. Then dab it on your fabric.

Gold dots painted on t-shirt material

Dip the eraser into the paint after every dot or it will be faded. I allowed some dots to be faded. Do this for both pieces of fabric, just on one side. Let the paint dry for about 2 hours.

Face the pieces so the pattern is on the inside and line up the ends
Hand stitching two pieces of t-shirt together with a needle

Face the pieces so the pattern is on the inside and line up the ends. Hand stitch or sew about an inch below the edge straight across both ends.

T-shirt infinity scarf laying on a table
Folding in the corners of the scarf

Flip the scarf inside out. Then fold in the corners so that the unfinished sides are hidden inside the scarf.

This will allow you to make the scarf as wide or as skinny as you want depending on your outfit. Now sling it around your neck and show it off! I definitely want to try this with an old graphic tee or floral blouse.

DIY infinity scarf
DIY infinity scarf hanging from a white hanger
make an infinity scarf from a t-shirt
Yield: 1 scarf

How to Make an Infinity Scarf

DIY infinity scarf hanging from a white hanger

Learn how to make an infinity scarf using a large t-shirt! This is so easy . . . even for beginning crafters.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • T-shirt (choose a large size)
  • Fabric paint

Tools

  • Needle & thread or sewing machine
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Instructions

  1. Take the shirt and fold it in half lengthwise. Lay it on a flat surface and iron out any wrinkles.
  2. Cut across just below the neckline, down the side of the shirt before the sleeves, and right above the bottom hem.
  3. Now you have two pieces. Separate them, placing a piece of cardboard under each one.
  4. Squeeze some paint out and dip the eraser end of the pencil. Then dab it on your fabric. Dip each time you make a dot.
  5. Do this for both pieces of fabric, just on one side. Let the paint dry for about two hours.
  6. Face the pieces so the pattern is on the inside and line up the ends. Hand stitch or sew about an inch below the edge straight across both ends.
  7. Flip the scarf inside out. Fold in the corners so that the unfinished sides are hidden inside the scarf.

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