Friday

How To Make A Tee Shirt Necklace

This is a fun project.
You know that well worn old tee shirt that you can’t wear anyplace but at home. The tee shirt you love so much and has been worn forever.Well now you can wear it everywhere!







What You Need
Soft cotton T-shirt
Ruler
Scissors or rotary cutter
Ribbon (optional)

Let’s Make It!

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.)

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.

Once you have the thickness you desire, wrap the seams with a scrap piece of fabric (from the tee shirt) or ribbon (about 6 inches long) . Tuck the end of the scrap under itself and taa daa!


33 comments:

DORCAS said...

I will definitely do this. I have so many tees that I just get rid of. Thanks for sharing!!!
~blessings

Gloria said...

Looks pretty good and easy enough. Thanks for sharing. Great weekend to you.

Chatty Crone said...

I am amazed at the ideas and talent people have.

My neck is short - it would probably fill it up, but on a long neck - gorgeous.

sandie

Melissa Miller said...

Katherine this is just adorable! Thank you for showing us. :)

Karena said...

Katie, how fun is that!?

Great kids project as well!

Karena
Art by Karena

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

That is too cool! And even I can do that! LOL

Thanks for the follow. I love your website and blog. Neat stuff!

Can't wait to read more.
Blessings -
Shelle

TheLittleFlower said...

I need to try this out!

xx

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Julie said...

That is a great idea. I have several old tee shirts and won't throw them out, just reuse them.

kirstyb said...

awesome DIY xxxx

Createology said...

Brilliant upcycle of an otherwise non-wearable t-shirt. Thank you so much for sharing a great tutorial with us. Happy creating...

Kayla said...

I'll have to try this pronto. I have plenty of old t-shirts to destroy.

http://senseofstyleiseternal.blogspot.com/

Moonangelnay on Etsy said...

what an awesome idea! could work really well as a bracelet too

krys kirkpatrick said...

That looks like so much fun. And I have plenty of t shirts to cut up. Might even pull out a bath of dye and make some cool colors!

Elaine said...

Amazing..recycled tee shirt ..
Weekend blessings

Dee said...

I may let my grandaughter try this.

Lauren said...

I love DIY projects! I used to cut them out of Seventeen Magazine in high school all the time. Lol. Of course, I never did the projects, but I always wanted to. The T-shirt necklace is adorable. Thanks for following my blog. I'll follow you, too! :D

Stephani said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It looks like you have a lot of neat ideas here! My niece would especially love this T-shirt necklace. I'm anxious to look around a bit more and see all you have! ~ Blessings!

becky said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!Also thanks for joining my blog,I just became a follower of yours as well.

My one daughters name is katie so I will be sure to remember your name.lol.Happy Week ahead!

becky said...

Im taking your button too and putting it on my page.Your blog ideas are awesome.

Lyndsey G said...

this is fantastic I love love love it and want to make one in every color!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Now that is COOL! I have never seen anything like it!

Thank you for sharing this post!

Blessings~
Laura

Suzanne Jeanette said...

Great idea! I will give this a try for sure!

Ylenia said...

it looks great for summer!
and I guess you can use different colours and materials, adding pearls or something.

Great post and thank you for sharing

Ylenia
http://longuette.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

Very cute! Thanks for becoming a new follower!

ЯANdOM ЯAWR ◊ said...

Thanks! I am definitely going to do this as soon as I get a cotton T-shirt!

GrammyGoo said...

That is a great project. Now if mine come out like the picture .... Also love the kitchen project , just in time for Mother's Day....
Thank you for becoming a new follower.
Blessings, Ella

Dancing Branflake said...

Cute and so easy! You are way too crafty. In a good way!

kirstyb said...

awesome post x

Rebecca said...

Wow that looks cool! Never heard of one but now I know!

melissa said...

That is SO clever!

hester said...

Hi Katie

Just wanted to say thanks for dropping into my blog to say hi.

The T-shirt idea is terrific.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

That is amazing. I may try one some time. God Bless!