I've seen a lot of DIY/Craft projects on Pinterest that use old t-shirts. Well, my hubby and I cleaned out our closet recently and I decided to use some of his t-shirts to make a couple of necklaces.
Scissors or rotary cutter/mat
needle and thread (optional)
Cost: Next to nothing.
Step 1: Cut about 1" strips from the width of the t-shirt. This should create approximately 10-15 rings of fabric from each t-shirt (depending on how long the shirts are).
Step 2: Stretch each strip as far as it will go. This will make the strip roll in on itself.
Now you have a bunch of rolled up strips of fabric.
Step 3: I used 12 for each necklace. Divid your strips into 2 sets of 6.
Step 4: Place one set through the ends of the second set. Now, this next part is somewhat hard to describe, but it's not a difficult step either. Loop the ends of the top set through its other ends so that it secures a knot around the second set of strips.
Step 5: Divide the second set of strands into 3 sets of two. These are going to be braided together.
Step 6: Once the braid is complete, the 2 sets of strands will again need to be tied into a knot to complete the circle.
I made two. I like the white one with the red flower a little bit better.
The flower is where the needle and thread come in.
Basically, I took 3 single red strips and braided them together.
Then, I spiraled the braid around itself and stitched a few stitches along the way to secure it together.
Now your t-shirt necklace is done.