This scarf idea was born of my fall fever and the giant pile of my husband’s old clothes that I’ve saved for years hoping to reuse them. It looks like I finally found a new use for this one!
This is basically a tutorial for making a tshirt scarf out of a shirt that isn’t knit. Tshirts are usually made of knit, so you don’t need to worry about fraying or needing to finish the edges. With this plaid button-up, that’s going to be an issue.
To start, you just cut off the bottom section of the shirt and cut off the rounded bottom, so you end up with a tube of fabric that’s about 12 inches from top to bottom.
Once again, since we’re not working with stretchy knit, we’ll need to make the existing tube a little larger by adding in a section from the back of the shirt. About 12 inches tall, and as wide as you can get it.
Sew the tube down to create a nice finished seam & repeat these steps to sew the other side of the short piece into the other side of the large piece.
Fold over the edges of the side seams twice and press well with an iron. Make sure you’re folding them to the inside of the shirt (i.e. my shirt is inside out in this picture).Sew along the edge of the fold on both sides and you’re done!