Can you believe I never did any tie dye as a kid? I’m pretty sure this means my childhood was incomplete and I will need years of therapy to compensate. To rectify the situation I got a bucket and some old T-shirts and had fun making different designs. This led to lots of cool tie dye shirts in bright and funky colors that I don’t actually want to wear (at least out in public). So I cut them up to make an infinity scarf and a head wrap!
Tie Dye T-Shirt Infinity Scarf Instructions
Tie Dye Tips
I wanted stripes horizontally across my T-shirt so I laid it flat and scrunched it from top to bottom and added rubber bands along the length.
Use more of the dye in the dye bath than you think you need. The color will fade as it dries and the more intense colors look better.
Cut off the hem and then cut as close to the arm sleeves as possible so the scarf is as wide as the length of your shirt. If it’s too small, see below on how to salvage.
Obviously you don’t have to tie dye the T-shirt before turning it into a scarf – you could cut up any cotton shirt in your closet. But the bigger the shirt the better as you want it to stretch enough to make two loops.
A cotton or jersey fabric T-shirt works best as the ends naturally curl in.
T-Shirt Head Wrap
I was cutting up other old shirts and didn’t cut one wide enough (see T-shirt tips). It ended up too skinny for a scarf but was a great size for a head wrap. Just twist and loop around your head!
Whew, therapy averted. What a relief. :)70