Sunday, October 3, 2010

T-shirt necklace tutorial

I had so much fun making this t-shirt necklace!  It's fun and easy to do. For this one I used a plain old grey t-shirt, but you could use a colorful tye-dyed one or a mixture of various colors.    Here are some basic instructions:

1.  Lay the t-shirt flat on the table. Cut off the bottom band.  Now cut layers straight across so that you have round cylinders of t-shirt fabric.

2.  Pull on the round pieces of fabric and they will curl in on themselves to form tubes

3.  Place the fabric around your neck and measure for length. If you would like the necklace shorter, cut each strand and then tie one to the length you like.  Now measure all the others so they match that length, but don't tie them. Just cross their ends over at the spot where they would tie.  Tie the necklace together at that spot with another piece of fabric.  

4.  Now you have your basic necklace.  You can embellish it with buttons (lots or just a few lovely ones), a fancy pin that you change with your outfits, old mismatched earrings, little dangly things that hang from your cell phone or purse, or any other decorative thing you might like. (I have a sheriff's pin my husband purchased for me that I'm planning to pin on one day soon!)

If you have any questions, let me know!  


ellie said...

Cute! It reminds me of something I'd see in a J Jill catalog! ;)

Tammy Freiborg said...

Great idea and cool result!

Thauna said...

That is so cute!!! I'm thinking, what do I have that I could wear something like that with. I'm such a bad accessorizer!

milkcan said...

Looks fab! I'm loving the grey! I have a few t-shirt necklaces I love! And they're so warm, a great alternative for a scarf!

Chris said...

Fabulous! I really like it. Very fun!

Marilyn Harris Mills aka Maer said...

so very inventive, creative....who'da thunk it yet? Great stuff!!!!

kopi princess said...

Hi there, Teri! I saw this craft on TV, but I think that is the much simpler design. I want to copy yours if you don't mind.

And I would like to follow your blog too for my everyday craft ideas.

xo kopi princess