Special thanks to Ashley of Spit Up is the New Black for sharing this awesome tutorial with us!
I have a bizarre collection of thrift store finds that I’ve purchased for intended projects that never came to fruition. In fact, probably 50% of my crafting “supplies” sit untouched in my guest room closet. Having recently rearranged rooms and closets in preparation for the new baby, I discovered a black top that I purchased a few years back when I was planning to recreate a Balmain top. I bought it oversized so I would have plenty of fabric to work with. I found a ¾ length black jersey knit top in the plus-size section of the Goodwill, but it’s just been sitting in storage for the past three years. In need of a new black scarf, I pondered if I could finally upcycle this top rather than send it back to the Goodwill.
The 5-Minute No-Sew Infinity Scarf:
What you’ll need:
- Oversized t-shirt or top made of a cotton jersey knit (for stretch)
I used the top I found from the Goodwill, but you can use an old t-shirt, thrift store find, or top found on the clearance rack for a buck or two. Remember, bigger is better! The bigger the shirt, the thicker and longer the scarf will be.
1. Lay the shirt out on a flat surface. Make a snip right below each armhole. Cut a straight line from armhole to arm hole. Discard the top part of the shirt (with the sleeves).
2. If the bottom of the shirt is stitched/hemmed, cut it off in a straight line right above the stitches. This will allow for you to stretch the fabric. The result will look like a large tube top from the late 90s.
3. Take the fabric and hook it over a banister or door knob. Stretch it at far as it will go for a minute or so.
That’s it! You now have a new infinity scarf quicker and cheaper than if found on a store shelf.
About the guest blogger: Ashley is a working mom who traded PRADA for pacis when she joined the elite club of motherhood in 2012. She is the voice behind the parenting/fashion blog Spit Up is the New Black and is expecting her second child this summer. She’ll be contributing some more DIY posts for Viva Veltoro this year. You can connect with her on Facebook or give her a shoutout on Twitter.