t-shirt necklace

I was catching up on my tivo'd Martha Stewart Living shows when I saw this great t-shirt necklace craft . I'm a visual learner, so I love when I can see how to do it and knew I had to make one of these right away.

I bought this t-shirt at a garage sale the next day for 50 cents. One of the things on my wish list is a rotary cutter and a cutting mat (can you believe I don't have one?!) and since I don't have one, this shirt with stripes every inch, helped make the cutting part easier. I started by cutting off the hem. Don't discard this piece, you will use it to tie and hold all the pieces together.
Then continue cutting every 3/4-1" until you run out of t-shirt to cut.

Stretch each loop that you cut to make the jersey roll, but don't stretch it too much because then each piece won't line up completely and match in size.


Lay each loop down with the seams matching (notice them on each side) after you stretch them.




When you are finished it will look like this. Hold your hands on both seams and twist the loop until you make a figure eight. Now all your seams should be on one side. Take the hem piece you cut off earlier, cut that in one spot so you don't have a loop anymore just a long piece, and start wrapping it around the seams covering the seams and the loose ends as you wrap.




It will look like this! Cute right?!














I'm going to be linking up to these parties.




24 comments

Jessica Sievers said...

SUPER CUTE!!! And you would never know it started as a $.50 t-shirt!!

Julie said...

I love t-shirt necklaces! This turned out great!

Kaysi said...

What a fun necklace, it looks great!

Tiffany said...

I luv necklaces and scarves, this is like a combo. Can't wait to try it.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Laura said...

I love this!!

I am starting a new party called "Saturday is Crafty Day" on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!
www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

Craft Envy said...

Wow, beautiful project! I hope you'll link up this coming Saturday for our very first Saturday Spotlight Linky party!
http://nv-craftenvy.blogstpot.com

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those necklaces are too adorable! Easy, cheap, cute! My kind of thing!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo CUTE...what a neat idea! Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Great craft! Love the idea. Yours looks so well done. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Bobbie said...

I love it! I have a link party on saturdays it is www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Little Lovables said...

ooo, I LOVE this!!

Alison said...

WOW! What a great, thrifty idea. I love accessorizing, hate how much it costs. Well done!!

Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Robyn said...

THAT is so super cute! THANKS for sharing! So glad I saw this at ASPTL!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I love this and you never would know it started as a shirt!

Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Carmen said...

What a cute necklace! And such a unique idea.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love that the stripes made the necklace two toned. Cute!

Becolorful said...

This is great. I have seen this look in ads but now to know how to do it myself is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Pamela

Katie said...

Oh, I love it! Cozy jewelry and I bed perfect for flying too and good with babies. I would so totally buy that.

Fawnda said...

Looks great! I Love it! :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cool! Thanks for the great tutorial! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! This is fabulous!

Jessica Guthrie said...

Hi! I am your newest follower from MM! Glad to have found your blog. Enjoy your week and feel free to stop by anytime at www.miamamiah.com or www.justjewelrybyjessica.com

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

So cute! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Robin said...

So great. This never works out when I try to do it! thanks for linking up to my linky party at www.thetshirtdiaries.com

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