diy: t-shirt necklace

April 23, 2010


The other day I was watching Martha Stewart and I was inspired by her recycled crafting of a T-shirt. She made a t-shirt necklace that was pretty similar to this. I just added some twists to make it a little more fun! This is also perfect for a belated {by a day} Earth Day Project!
T-Shirt Necklace How-To

1. Lay the shirt on a flat surface; cut off the hem and discard. Then cut the body of the shirt horizontally into strips approximately 3/4 of an inch long. (They will actually be loops.)

** Ideally an exacto knife would make clean strips but don’t worry about this too much {I did!} because when you stretch them the uneven parts don’t show.
2. One at a time, pull the loops open and stretch until the fabric starts to curl. Stack the loops on top of one another so that all the T-shirt side seams are in the same spot.** I twisted the front strips into spirals. You could always add leather strips, beads, or other necklaces to this!
3. Once you have the thickness you desire, wrap the seams with a scrap piece of fabric (about 6 inches long) from the same shirt. Tuck the end of the scrap under itself.

Next time I’ll try some different colored t-shirts. I think it will be a fun necklace to wear in the summertime!

Any fun weekend plans? I’m spending most of mine at my church’s annual festival. Rides + Auctions + Cotton Candy + friends & family =!


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