We’ve been struggling to stay warm around here so we came up with this fun and stylish t-shirt scarf embellished with some of our large hole pandora style beads!


This project is very easy to make and very functional! You will need:

1. An old t-shirt. The softer the better just for pure comfort. I selected an old gray shirt from the bottom of my drawer.

2. About 18″ of sheer ribbon.

3. 8 – 10 of our large hole pandora style beads.

4. Scissors.

tshirtscarfsteps2 First, cut the hem off the bottom of the shirt. Save this for a later step.

Then cut off the sleeves of the shirt just below the armpit seam. Discard this top portion of the shirt – do not attempt to wear as a half shirt. We put ours on Hank the dog. He didn’t like it.



Measure 1″ sections up the side of the shirt and snip a cut so you will know where to make each cut across the shirt.




Cut each strip, leaving about an inch and a half to the other side. Be sure not to cut all the way across.





Hold the shirt on the end that is uncut. Pull each loop. This will cause the t shirt fabric to roll and stretch.





Gather the shirt together at the uncut seam. Use a small piece of the hem you cut off in step one to secure the scarf. Cover the seam.



At this point I grabbed three of my loops and braided them from the center. It creates a braid on both sides. I didn’t really do anything to secure the braid. I like the way it is loose in spots and tight in others. This is optional -but I think it adds a little something.


Thread your selected beads onto your ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the scarf to cover the seams. I pushed the beads towards one end of the ribbon and it was the last portion I wrapped. I brought it up across the ribbon wrap and tied it with a knot.



These are casual and fun. They go great with a shirt and jeans! Perfect to keep you warm! You could also choose a czech glass button to embelish it. Be creative! Happy Beading!

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