Wednesday, August 31, 2011

21 Day Challenge: Fix it & T-shirt Tutorial

T-shirt Necklace: Handmade by me!
Shirt: JCPenney
Skirt: Macy's

So my fix it project is the t-shirt necklace. It started off as one of my favorite t-shirts, but before I got to use it a lot, it got black stains on it. I held on to it, on the off chance I'd feel adventurous enough to explore the rit-dye world. Thank goodness I found t-shirt necklace tutorials on pinterest! I was inspired!

Here is my version:
1) First you need a cotton t-shirt, preferably not ribbed, but I haven't tried it out myself.
2) Cut off the bottom seam (you can save it for another project or even use it to tie your necklace together later).
3) Cut a one-inch strip first and then pull the strip until it curls up. Based on this strip, you can figure out whether or not you like the width of the strip. If it's too wide, cut the rest of your strips thinner.
4) Cut the rest of the strips. Be a  perfectionist and measure or just eyeball it (like I do) and cut the rest of the strips all the way up to the sleeves.
5) Pull & Curl
5) Make the necklace: Cut one strip to tie all the rings together. Variation: I picked out some of the stained strips, cut it and braided it together so I could hide the black stains.

And you're done! New cute accessory!

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CINDY NGO said...

such an awesome challenge! good luck with it! :)

great DIY necklace btw, super creative!!

would love to have you as a follower, hope to hear from you soon!


Cara said...

I love the added braid! Hmm - I'll have to find my box of "give aways" to see if there are any t-shirts I can salvage!

Sam said...

Awesome necklace! I saw a tutorial similar to this that I wanted to try, but didn't get time to do! Maybe I'll have to give it another go :)

Anjali Mohlajee said...

What a great idea! I think i'll try this out :)

Meagan said...

That t-shirt necklace turned out really incredible! I may need to make one of these really soon!

Cathy said...

Very creative idea. This tutorial helps a lot since I do own some shirts that are not in used already, eh.

Thanks for sharing,
Cathy@Investing In Quality Nursing Shoes Is Essential To Your Body Health said...

Great idea! Saw your post via someone's Pinterest post - very neat idea!

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