DIY Recycled T-Shirt Scarf

By: Rebekah Meier

There are two things I love to put together: recycling and an easy technique. This DIY Recycled T-Shirt Scarf project could not be easier!  I will take you step by step through the process of cutting T-Shirt strips on the Brother ScanNCut2 Machine.  This technique is so easy and fun, you will be churning out these scarves for yourself, friends, and family! 



ScanNCut2 Machine

ScanNCut2 Standard Mat, 12”x24” 

T-Shirt (any size)

Freezer paper



Ironing pad or board 


Watch the video tutorial on how to create this scarf! 



Using scissors, cut the arms and neck off of T-Shirt. 

Using scissors, cut the T-Shirt to fit the 12”x24” Mat.  If the T-Shirt is smaller, use the 12” Standard Mat. 

 Cut a piece of freezer paper the same size as the T-Shirt.   

Place the freezer paper shiny side down onto the T-Shirt and press with the iron set to cotton.  The freezer paper will temporarily adhere to the T-Shirt.  

Place freezer paper/T-Shirt, paper side up onto Mat.  Load Mat into the ScanNCut2. 

Choose the line feature (BO-B001) from the border menu. Use the menu to rotate the line until vertical.   

Set the menu on the ScanNCut2 to cut 23” long strips.  Space the lines at 1” apart.  There will be eleven strips in total.  Select cut and start. 

Cut the strips apart with scissors if necessary.  Remove the freezer paper from the T-Shirt strips.   

Repeat the steps creating eleven more strips.

Tie the ends of the trips together, creating one long continuous loop.  Reserve one strip. 

Wrap the loop around to your desired scarf size.  Use the remaining strip to wrap around the scarf, holding the loop together.  Tuck the end of the strip back into the wrap. Create and layer the scarves. 


Disclaimer: I am a paid ambassador for the Brother ScanNCut.  All projects and opinions are my own.

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