Making DIY necklaces from upcycled clothing is all the rage - inspired by commercial varieties. There are several tutorials available for different styles.
1.On the Threadbanger forum is this sweet jersey t-shirt necklace tutorial by Peterpancomplex (update : link no longer works) which is sure to please many people. The large fabric loops are only attached together at the back. I particularly like how the necklace can be embellished to make it a one of a kind design.
2.Want something more striking? This fabulous t-shirt tutorial comes from chictopia.com which shows you how to transform strips of soft jersey material from old t-shirts into wearable art.
3. Also in the same vein are the two tutorials by cucumbersome on instructables.com for a necklace and a bracelet. The soft necklace is simple to make and many people have done so. The directions for the necklace tutorial were removed because there is a patent pending. However if you watch the instructions for the accompanying bracelet also shown below, you will get the general idea.
Recycled T-shirt Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects 4. Birdy Moola on the Oola-Moola site has a plaited style tutorial which is decorated with a matching flower. Living and Loving in LA has a different "twist" in that she embellishes her plaited necklace with beads. 5. The fastest DIY fringe t-shirt necklace tutorial has to be the one from lovemaegan.com. All you need are stretchy crew necked t-shirts and a pair of scissors. The necklines become the choker necklaces with strips of materials dangling fringe style from the front. I'll bet some custom embellishments will work a treat. More than one can be worn together for uber cool urban chic. 6. Shrimp Salad Circus found a vintage skirt and shirt set. She loved the skirt but not the shirt. But she salvaged the lace panel from the shirt and converted it into a vintage lace necklace. She generously shared this tutorial on how to make one of your own. If you don't know how to attach large eyelets, now's your chance to learn.
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