I Love You Times Infinity

January 19, 2012

I love me some infinity scarves! Um… I’m slightly obsessed with this loop’s never ending cuteness. Just like it’s name, it can be infinitely worn year round, regardless the season.

With that said, this tutorial has been on my agenda to master since the fall. Whelp! I’ve found a way to simplify and make it nearly fool proof (If you make it and mess up, I promise I won’t call you one. A fool that is).

Through trial and error the most important factor is getting a tee that doesn’t have side seams. It drastically alters the end result. The larger the tee, the thicker (more strands) and longer the length of the scarf. This specific tee is a men’s medium found at Target and is currently on sale for only $4.99! For that price you can make several in different colors and wear them layered together or separately!


  • Reply Natalie January 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    LOVE IT! I made one kind of like this but I braided half of it and left the other half loose, it turned out awesome! Love the color you chose, thanx for sharing!


    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Oh that style sounds cute too! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle January 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    You are GENIUS! I love!! Can’t wait to give it a try!! Thank you!

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      IDK if I’d go that far… Remember, I’m pregnant slash suffering from goldfish brain syndrome? If I can do it ANYONE can! ha! Thank you, cutie.

  • Reply Shane January 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wow, what an awesome DIY! I must try 🙂

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Let me know how it goes! 🙂

  • Reply Ali January 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Adorable! I need to try that!

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Warning… you’ll want to shred all your Mr’s T’s. Already eyeing ones I want to shred for spring! ha!

  • Reply Melissa January 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures! How do you always look cute girl? P.S. Are you going to share the baby names you’re thinking about?

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Aww, thanks! I’m so happy to hear that someone finds me cute despite feeling quite the opposite most days! I’m keeping names Shhh until the big reveal of baby’s birth! Don’tcha hate when people do that? Sorry, sugar. 🙁

  • Reply Julie January 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    You look gorgeous! Love the scarf and the necklace!!! 🙂

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks, friend! A girl after my same fashion heart! Miss you!

  • Reply Mary January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Hey Lil momma.. This scarf turned out so cute.. Thanks for the inspiration! Can you tell me where your cardigan & necklace are from? Thanks~Mary

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Sweater is from Shopkempt (sponsor linked on the right). But I also listed it directly last week in the “pregnancy essentials” post. The necklace is by Lucky purchased at Nordstrom. 🙂

  • Reply Katie January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Ran to Target and have made two! Thank you!

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      I can see it now… “Um backup to the Men’s department, please? We have a situation here.” Post pics!!!

  • Reply sara January 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Love this. I made a similar one last summer and I wear it all the time.
    This is a great craft to do with young girls too (I had 2nd-5th graders) because they can handle just about every step on their own and the finished product is very ‘trendy’ looking….not your standard macaroni necklace craft.

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      You’re right… doesn’t hold a chance against noodles or fruit loops for that matter. Glad you like it!

  • Reply Courtney January 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    You’re so crafty!

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      And you’re sweet! xo

  • Reply Sue Adams January 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I made this in under 30 minutes! I love infinity scarves and I adore my husband. I stole one of his t-shirts to make it. Now I have a piece of my husband with me when I wear this scarf. THANKS!!

    • Reply missy January 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      That’s a tender way of thinking about it… Wrapping your husband around your neck! ha! “She’s got him totally wrapped!” One woman’s finger is another woman’s neck! LOVE IT!

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life January 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Such a great idea! I love how it doubles as a scarf and jewellery – it looks like it could also be a necklace! Beautiful!

  • Reply Serena January 20, 2012 at 3:12 am

    This is seriously amazing. I love how cute it is but I’m gobsmacked at how easy and inexpensive it looks to make. WOW! Awesome work x

  • Reply Courtney January 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

    What an awesome idea! How did you come up with this?! I can’t wait to make one of my own. Love that I just discovered your blog through a picture on pinterest!

    Be sure to check out my Stella and Dot necklace giveaway…

    I’m a new follower!!

  • Reply Kellee January 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I did this yesterday with my little boy and we had a blast, plus I just love the scarf! Thanks Missy, you’re the BEST

  • Reply Aimee January 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    How fabulous!! Can’t wait to try this. You used a Medium, right?

  • Reply Cathleen Yates January 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Oh, wow!!! Beautiful pics of you!
    Love it- I am a huge scarf wearer and love how artsy and hip this looks!
    thank you! Will you be sharing the baby name or keeping it close to your heart for now?
    happy weekend!

  • Reply jane January 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    very cute! and love the green and how long it is.

  • Reply ashley poulsen January 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    you look stunning in these pics missy! love the easy and cheap (yet SUPER cute) craft idea…i’m making a few of these in different colors! xo, ash

  • Reply Angie January 21, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I finished mine last night and posted a pic on Facebook. Needless to say it got a TON of likes and comments! Thanks for the cute idea!

  • Reply Lindsey January 21, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Love this, it’s so funky and cute! Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial…I just made this with one of my husband’s pale blue t-shirts with an unyielding stain on the shoulder…now I have a fabulous new scarf and didn’t spend a cent!

  • Reply Bella January 21, 2012 at 5:22 am

    It really was fool proof! I did a purple and a gray one and then added some bleach lines with a spray bottle. THanks sooo much for the tutorial. You’re the best!

  • Reply Emily January 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    So cute! What a creative idea!

  • Reply Leigh January 22, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Woah! Too cute and so clever! I was about to look at where you bought that! As it ends up, I have two Targets right next to me and a pair of scissors in my kitchen 🙂
    Luvv, Leigh B

  • Reply Ali @ whatalididnext January 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I am quite possibly the least practical handy woman type around – but this looks so good I am going to give it a go. I am praying my friends here in New Zealand havn’t seen your post yet – then I will have a one of a kind around here 🙂

  • Reply CARLY January 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Has anybody washed this scarf….how did i hold up?

  • Reply Sally January 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

    So cute! I’ve made two and two more waiting to be made! Obsessed much?! I found clearance tees for $3 @ my Target! Stockin’ up! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply Kelli January 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    SUCH a good idea! I might just have to try that! : ) Just found your blog! I am a follower!

  • Reply Lauren January 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    you are too flipping cute!!!!! Love love your website 😉 I need to start one soon! Such a great release!

  • Reply Jessica Henline January 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Just made this… LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! So easy and I am NOT crafty 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie January 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Just made one of these, super easy, and you don’t even have to worry about making the cuts perfectly straight or even, still ends up looking cute!

  • Reply Felicia January 26, 2012 at 4:30 am

    LOVE THIS!!! Saw it on Pinterest and immediately started cutting up my husbands shirts!! Made two and can’t decide which one to wear tomorrow!!

  • Reply Katherine @ Southern Bliss Blog January 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Love this, and I’m obsessed with your beautiful curls too!! So glad I found your site! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica January 27, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I just did this and it was awesome!

  • Reply Stephanie January 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this!!! Ran to Target this morning, and just finished it!! What a creative idea!! Easy to make, and ridiculously cheap!! Looks great!!! Thank you!!!! Where did you find that cute white long sleeved shirt that you’re wearing?? That is a must have in the closet!!

  • Reply Lauren Peterson February 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

    My scarf turned out great and it was so quick & easy! Then I thought, why waste the rest of the T-shirt? I used the same technique on the sleeves to make a smaller/thinner version for summer headbands! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Reply India February 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    this is the afternoon craft w/ my girls at the house… yippee.. I went to target and I look on the clearence rack of Men dept and founds some of the tees and they had different colors. Cant wait to start!!!

  • Reply Brenda February 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Just made this in green. It turned out great! Can’t wait to make more!

  • Reply Miranda February 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks SO much for sharing this! It is awesome!! I just made one in yellow, and I am about to make a black one and a green one. I love this idea!

  • Reply Emily H February 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I just made this with two t-shirts (tiffany blue and gray) for a friend for her birthday. SO DARLING! Thank you so much for the wonderful idea! I can’t wait to give it to her, it’s so freaking cute and easy to make!

  • Reply Paige March 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This is beautiful, I hope mine turns out. I like the idea of braiding a few pieces too. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Deb Swanson May 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Made this & it was sooo fun! Then , I started rumaging through all my drawers & closet to find more t shirts!
    I’m having a huge girl party in two weeks & we r going to make these, how fun. Also, I use my rotary cutter & it went so fast.
    Thanks for all
    your amazing posts,

  • Reply Darcie McElhaney May 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! I made one and I live it!!! =]

  • Reply Darcie McElhaney May 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Lol ***LOVE IT***

  • Reply Emily Schell May 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I made two of these this morning 🙂 one in grey and one in teal!

  • Reply Carla Angel May 21, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I really liked the scarf. Made one in burnt orange.

  • Reply timea May 26, 2012 at 2:41 am

    hi, I saved your picture in one of my diy folder. It’s such a great idea and looks fantastic. Also you look fantastic on the picture. I love how the scarf and the necklace looks together. I have a question: did you use cotton and what mixure t’s? I tried on one of my t-shirt and it did not come out at all. I’m not sure what went wrong in my case but I’m guessing the material. it had no elasticity what so ever.

  • Reply Jess June 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    You wanna make sure to wash them after you make these before you were them or else you have lil t-shirt stuff all over you. I found it best to put them in a lingerie bag when washing them so there is less tangling. The t-shirts work best with cotton t-shirts that have no texturing or ribbing and if doing tie-dye shirts turn them inside out before cutting and stretching.

  • Reply Jen W June 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Just came across this DIY yesterday through another blogger and made a scarf this morning. I love it! And the necklaces you paired yours with in the photos are perfection.

  • Reply Nicole Lombard July 12, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Hi! I have been searching for seamless t-shirts everywhere! I live in South Africa, no one has heard of a seamless t-shirt. How can I do this with a nornal t-shrit with side seams?

  • Reply Lindsay Smith July 20, 2012 at 2:24 am

    What fantastic style you have. I came across your scarf photo on Pinterest and immediately ran out to Michael’s, got a black tee for $3.32, and made one in under 30 minutes. I adore it! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Cheryl R. July 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    This is so easy and fun. 3.00 t-shirt from RiteAid. Its easier still if you use a Rotary Cutter. I need one in every color. Great for a travel wardrobe. Thought I might sew some tiny seed pearls here and there on the next one.
    Thanks so much for this great idea and Tutorial!

  • Reply Kylee Ann October 2, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I am a Fashion and Textiles Teacher in High School and had my students do this when they had some free times waiting for a sewing machine- they. love it. I want them to make me some!

  • Reply chessa October 11, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Love it! I ran out to Target today and got the t-shirt, on sale too! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Reply Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense December 22, 2012 at 3:59 am

    What a neat idea! I want to make one of these!

  • Reply Michelle January 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the perfect directions…my brother died this past year and I made this from one of his t-shirts. It is beautiful and a wonderful way to have upcycled his shirt rather than leaving it to sit in a box.

  • Reply Amber February 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Gonna try this with a tye-dyed shirt!

  • Reply Ashley February 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I just made may first (trial run) infinity scarf in red and I love it… I want to make one in every color. Michelle, my father just past away this past year as well and I am going to make me, my mom and sister the infinity scarfs out of some of his old shirts as well.

  • Reply Lori March 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

    omg, i love this so much. thank you for sharing. had to control myself not to tear up the stairs and start cuttig all my husband’s excited to try something new and something that is so fashionable. Am guessing you also could do this with blouses, sheer or not, that have no side seam, for different prints, textures. thanks, again. <3

  • Reply Darlene January 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Made a black one from a men’s medium. Anxious to wear it!

  • Reply Dawn VanOrman December 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you ever so much…this is the answer for all the gals on my Christmas list.

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