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No-Sew T-Shirt Scarf Tutorial

Ok, Ok, I know in my previous post that I said I LOVE using my sewing machine, but folks, I also love doing super-easy no-sew crafts with junk I already have laying around my house. Oh yeah.

When I saw this tutorial on Pinterest, I had to make it. I couldn’t resist. I couldn’t wait.

This had to be the easiest craft ever! It seriously took me less than 10 minutes to make. And there is NO sewing involved. None whatsoever.

So, pull out those old t-shirts, steal some from your hubby’s closet, whatever you need to do to fulfill your crafting hunger and get to work on this no-sew t-shirt scarf tutorial!


What you need:

  • Old T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • A little bit of arm muscle

Take any old shirt you have laying around your house and get ready to cut the heck out of it (This is great if you need to release some stress!). I used one of my old Coupon Queen shirts as an homage to my Home Girl, Sarah, who is now known as the Money Saving Queen. Much love to you, Queen. Word!

Lay your shirt flat and cut off the bottom hem like so. It does NOT have to be perfectly straight. Just chop away.

I reused some of the hem, so don’t throw it away! Just set it aside and I’ll show you in a moment what I did with it.

Cut off the bottom of the shirt, just right below the armpits. This will leave you with a nice cut-off mini shirt and a big chunk of fabric. Kind of reminds me of the 80s. Ha!

I am going to use this leftover piece for an upcoming project, so stay tuned!

 Take your big chunk of end fabric and cut it into 2-inch strips. Again, these do not have to be perfectly straight, so don’t go and get out your ruler. You will see why it doesn’t matter in a moment.

Trust me.

This is what you should end up with once you cut the whole thing into strips.

If the amount of strips you have vary from mine, it will be just fine, don’t fret. You really can’t screw this craft up. That’s why I love it so much!

Take all of your strips and open them up into loops like so, keeping them bundled together.

Then, hire your 4 year old to help you stretch the loops out.

Heave! Ho! Pull! Pull! Pull!


Ok, so that really didn’t work like we had planned, so just take each strip and stretch them out individually until the sides of the loops curl under.

Each strip should end up looking like a little tube and you won’t even notice your uneven fabric hack job. Woohoo!

Remember the hem you cut off at the beginning? Get it back out and cut off a chunk of it about 6 inches long.

Take your hem piece and wrap it around the entire group of loops and tie the piece to secure the loops together. I made a cute little bow as an accent piece to the whole scarf. Cute!

This really did take me less than 10 minutes to make. It was so easy! I have a whole stack of shirts ready to be chopped up to make more of these. I am thinking birthday and Christmas gifts for the women in the family. Awesome!

Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know how yours turns out!

Hey! Meet Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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