Old T-shirts Braided Scarf – DIY

Have you ever wondered how to make a scarf? Keight Dukes from Putapuredukes inspired us to give you an amazing example of how to make a scarf, but not a usual one… a braided scarf.

Old T-shirts Braided Scarf - DIY (2)

You will need:
– 2 large T-shirts in different colors;
– sewing machine or needle and thread;
– scissors;
– tailoring meter.

1. Take each t-shirt and cut along the red dotted lines (see picture). Cut one of the sides to get an open rectangle of fabric.
2. Fold each rectangle lengthwise and sew along the long part. Repeat for the other fabric.
3. Reach your arm inside each rectangle and turn right-side out. The result is two long tubes of fabric.
4. Make your braid. Check out the step-by-step pictures and the video below to see the procedure.
5. After you make the braid, lay out your finished knot into an X shape. Match up the top tails of the X (one from each side/color), bringing the raw circular ends together. Before matching the ends up, you can add a few twists on each individual tube. Unite the ends of each pair of tails. Enjoy your new scarf!


Photo courtesy: putapuredukes.

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  1. Hi there, the instructions say “Take each t-shirt and cut along the red dotted lines (see picture)”, but I cannot see a picture that shows which parts to cut off the shirt. Cheers.

  2. Are there any instructions for the sewing the ends together part? I’m just sitting here scratching my head trying to figure it out. Thanks!

    1. You can use double sided adhesive fabric webbing to ”sew” the ends together. Please, check out the second added video to see the procedure!

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