Take it on Tuesday blog hop #26: Easy Upcycled Scarf

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Easy Upcycled Scarf

Ever since we started Project Declutter, I’ve have a lot more matterials in which to upcycle. I put a lot of brightly colored t-shirts in my upcycle pile. Here’s another project with t-shirts!

Best part about it?

This is an quick, easy, no sew project!!


– 1 XL or XXL t-shirt

– 9 inch plate

– scissors

– pen


Step 1

Trace 8-12 nine-inch circles onto t-shirt and cut out.

Step 2

Cut circles into spirals (see above picture), making sure to have a good 2 inches for the width of the spiral. This does NOT have to be perfect.

Step 3

Pull on fabric to stretch, then run hands down fabric strip (this will cause the fabric to curl). If you are unsure as to what exactly this looks like, check out this video from the DIY Dish.

Step 4

When you have all the circle cut and stretched into strips, put them together. You may choose to tie the bunch together with another fabric strip for security’s sake.

Then, ta-da!


I love how it turned out!! I have 3 more t-shirts I’d like to turn into scarves! 

upcycled scarf


29 Responses

  1. Amber

    Hey Betsy!
    Thank you for hosting the party again!
    I hope you have a great week!

  2. Jan

    I love love love the scarf! So easy! I upcycled a pair of faded jeans this week by re-dyeing them. Easy to do and so much nicer looking.

    • BetsyPool

      That is really cool! I’d love to see pictures of it. I also loved the pictures of the duct tape purses you made!

  3. Becca

    I love these scarves! I’m going to have to try this on some old T-shirts. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for hosting the linky party! Glad to be a part of it.
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  4. Janis@AllThingsBeautiful

    Betsy, thanks so much for featuring my baby blanket…it was a labor of love! I love your other pics as well! And, your scarf is adorable. I love the way you cut it in a circle, which makes those strips curl the way they do…makin’ one for sure!!! So glad to have found you!!!
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    • BetsyPool

      Thank you so much, Janis. You are very encouraging!! I’m glad you found my blog too. I’m so excited to see what else you might blog about!

  5. Claire

    Great tutorial! I made one using the same technique but I ran out of t-shirt pieces before it looked like it was full enough to be finished! The blue you picked goes so nicely with your blue eyes : )
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    • BetsyPool

      Thank you so much Claire! They are simple, easy and fun to make, aren’t they? I might have to make some as gifts…

  6. Mae

    Super cute and fun scarf! It’s also a fun project my eight year old could do! Thanks!

  7. Debbie

    Love the upcycled scarf! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday 🙂 I hope to see you next week 🙂

  8. six sisters

    Your scarf is so stinkin cute!! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  9. amy

    That is so cool, I have a ton of old shirts I could use! Thanks for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday!

    • BetsyPool

      The shirt I used for this scarf was one of my husbands t-shirts. He got rid of many that I liked the color of. 🙂