Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Scarf

This is a March of the Bloggers guest post!

"DIY Scarf"
by Megan of Diary of This Girl


Good morning, Frock Stalkers! We've got another awesome DIY post on the blog today so get your crafting cap on!

Our guest blogger today is Megan, who runs a blog that follows her life and style thoughts. Her DIY project today is something that anyone can do and doesn't cost a dime! Got those scissors ready? Let's read!


DIY spaghetti + braided t-shirt scarf

Hi there! My name is Megan, and I am the girl behind the blog at Diary of this Girl.
I would like to share with you how to make your own t-shirt scarf,
As it is an incredibly simple and inexpensive accessory to add to any outfit!

To begin, you will need a men’s size XL t-shirt and pair of scissors.
(You can use a size L shirt, but I prefer XL so the scarf is longer.)

Start by laying out the t-shirt.
Cut horizontally across the shirt, just under the armpits.
Then, cut the bottom hem off – we will not use the hem, so you can throw it away.

Set aside the top part of the shirt.
Fold the body of the shirt in half, from left to right
And begin cutting one inch strips.
I usually aim to have at least nine strips, but if you end up with more, that is okay!

Next, take each loop and cut it in half.
You will end up with 9+ long strips of t-shirt.
Next, secure the strips with one strand of the t-shirt (see below).
Allow enough space on top to later tie the scarf together.

Now you can begin braiding the strands to the desired length.
With this scarf, I decided to braid half, and leave half loose.
This step allows for flexibility and creativity.
Simply braid as much as you like!
Next, secure the bottom of the braid with one strand – simply loop the strand around the bottom of the braid, and tie in a knot.

Once the braid is secure, take the bottom strands and stretch them.
This will lengthen the scarf, and hide any uneven cutting.
The loose ends will begin to curl, giving the strands the appearance of spaghetti.

Finally, take the top portion of the t-shirt, and cut one last strand.
You can use this to secure both ends of the scarf.

The finished product should look like this!
I typically wear the loose ends of the scarf behind my neck,
But you can play around to see which way you like best.
As you can see, this is a simple craft that can be worn with any outfit.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
But I believe it will take longer to read my tutorial than to finish your own scarf 
Feel free to check out my blog for other scarf and crafting tutorials!


I love recycling old clothes and making them into something totally new! Spill something on your favorite printed dress? You can totally turn that into your new favorite scarf instead of throwing it away.

Thanks Megan for this awesome post! Check out her blog here and leave her some comments for a chance to win some free jewelry!

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  1. How adorable! Thank you for sharing.


  2. I'm obsessed with scarves, what a great idea, thanks! pamela @soapsstyle