We all have a few old t shirts in the wardrobe which have stretched out of shape or faded and no longer look great to wear but can still be used to make something useful. Inspired by a T shirt jewellery tutorial that I saw on one of my favourite blogs, Aqui, I decided to have a go myself. Actually my creation seemed to look better as a hairband than a necklace, so that is what I turned it in to.
First I gathered together some old tshirts and my fabric shears. I obviously went for the brightest and boldest colours and patterns that I had but you could choose more subtle combinations or even go for one colour.
Then I cut the t shirts on the bias (diagionally) into strips of about 3-4cm. Again you don’t have to make them this width, try thinner or wider and see how it turns out. You can then knot or plait your strips. I plaited 4 strips, my daughter also had a go a tying knots which worked quite well and she made it into a really cute bracelet. It helps to attach or loop it around something at one end.
I then weaved another strip through the plait and used to tie secure at both ends before tying the whole thing in a loop. if I am honest I didn’t really follow an exact process, it was more a case of just messing about with it until it looked right.
Here is how it turned out! and the verdict from Mr Style Eyes ‘yes it looks OK, better than some of the stuff I have seen you make and go out in’, I’ll take that as a compliment then!
With warmest wishes