Making Beanies and Scarfs with Old T-Shirts – Tutorial

Making beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.com

These beanies and scarfs are easy and fast to make. The stretchy quality of the t-shirt cotton makes them comfy. As this fabric does not fray, there is no need to finish the seams. They are not fancy, but sturdy. They can stand many trips to the washing machine and the dryer.

Making beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.com

If you wish to make such items, the tutorial is just below. You can also find a pdf version on my web site, in French and in English. Have a good day!

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Making Beanies and Scarfs with Old T-Shirts – Tutorial

Making beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.comMaking beanies and scarfs with old t-shirts - tutorial at francenadeau.com

4 thoughts on “Making Beanies and Scarfs with Old T-Shirts – Tutorial

  1. Hi France,

    I am planning to make tee shirt beanie hats with kids ages 11-13. I just stumbled across your tutorial! I love the simplicity of it and the pattern, but I think it would be too big for the children’s heads. Would you be able to send one for this age group. I thought of having the children hand sew it, using the backstitch. What do you think? I am NOT a sewer, but I think I can do it with PRACTICE! 🙂

    Thanks!

    • Hi Lois! I’m happy to read that my idea inspired you. Unfortunately, I cannot send another size. But you can reduce the size of the pattern I have included in my tutorial.
      1) You can remove 1/2″ or more from all around the paper pattern, until you’ve reach the desired size. This is the trial and error method. You’ll have to consider the stretchy quality of the fabric. You may end up with a first hat that is too big, but that can be used a few years later or by someone else.
      2) You can cut the fabric with the pattern provided and reduce the size of what was cut after measuring it on the head. You will waste some fabric with this method, but the first hat will have a more accurate size. I would use this method, but not with the first-choice t-shirt. I would use the least desirable fabric to create the sample.
      I hope this help. Happy sewing!

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