You'll need several t-shirts (I actually used some silky jersey knit tops plus one dress instead of regular t-shirts, but it works great with plain t-shirts as well). The fuller you want your scarf, the more circles you'll need to cut. One circle makes one of the strands.
Use a plate for your t-shirt scarf circle pattern. Some blogs say to use a paper plate, but I didn't have any, so I just used a regular plate. Cut out circles from your recycled t-shirts. You can trace around the plate if your wish, but I just cut. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Now start on the left side and cut in a spiral about 1 1/2 inches wide all the way to the center of the circle. The wider your strip, the shorter your scarf will be.
Now all you need to do is slightly pull the strip (it smooths out the edges a bit). Once you have all your circles cut out, just gather them altogether and BAM, you have a scarf. You can simply tie it around your neck, or add a fun flower pin.
Ruffled DIY Scarves
For this scarf, I used a pink shirt and a cream one.
Then I made a rolled fabric flower pin. See my Rolled Fabric Flowers page for a full tutorial of how to make one.
You don't need a flower pin though. You can just loosely tie it around your neck.
This one is made with a champagne top and a cream one.
I cut the flower off of a dress and just added a pin to the back.
Here's The Quick Version For You To Pin :)
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