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DIY t-shirt jewellery

T-Shirt Necklace and Bracelet

First of all, I have to say T-shirt crafts are huge on Pinterest but I can’t find much interest in person. I made a few pieces and then wore them out and about for two weeks and received no attention. I know I live in a fashion-sleepy part of the country but even I was surprised by the lack of response.

However, I didn’t let real life interfere with my T-shirt craft curiosity. There is so much out there right now I want to be on the cutting edge, so to speak.

If you’re new to the T-shirt movement here are two really simple pieces to get you started.

T-shirt NecklaceT-shirt necklace

What you need:

      • T-shirt (preferably one you don’t mind destroying er…upcycling)
      • Scissors

What you do:

      • Starting at the bottom of the shirt, cut off the hem and set aside
      • Cut 1” strips horizontally (so your strips will actually be loops) until you have six or so loops
      • Stretch loops a bit and affix using the hem piece or some other piece of scrap fabric

T-shirt BraceletT-shirt bracelet

What you need:

  • Long T-shirt (or remnant fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Fingers

What you do:

There are two options for this. If you know how to finger knit (or aren’t afraid to Google it) follow option one. If you would rather braid a bracelet then follow option two.

Option #1:

  • Cut one strip (not loops this time) of at least 60”
  • Finger knit on two fingers until there’s about 1” remaining on fabric
  • Secure ends

Option #2:

  • Cut three strips of at least 60”
  • Secure strips at one end and braid until about 1” of fabric remains
  • Secure ends

T-Shirt Jewellery Compilation

Hope all your T-shirt crafting dreams come true! And if you have any suggestions for further T-shirt crafting please share. I’m working on a rug next!


Working full time as a writer, editor and audio broadcast producer should be enough. But instead of resting after a long work day Robyn sets to creating havoc in her space by attempting more DIY, upcycle and knitting projects than she has room for. Her husband is a patient man.

2 Responses to “DIY t-shirt jewellery”


Thanks for sharing. Very cool!



    You’re welcome! I don’t need much of an excuse to destroy clothing these days 🙂

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