Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Style: T-Shirt Necklace

I found a great Pinterest tutorial on t-shirt necklaces and decided to try it myself. 
I love how it turned out! So here's how I did it. 

Step 1: Get an old t-shirt (you will be cutting it up, so the only thing that matters about the shirt is the color you want) I bought 5 tees at my neighborhood thrift store for $1 each.
Step 2: Cut Shirt width-wise, trimming off stitched edge at bottom of shirt. (You will need a sharp pair of scissors to get through t-shirt fabric!)

Step 3: After stitching is cut off, cut shirt width-wise creating a long continous ring of fabric. Each ring should be at least 1/2" in width, the wider the fabric, the thicker your necklace will be. Cut as many rings as you like. More rings will make your necklace appear larger and bolder. Fewer rings will give you a more delicate looking necklace.
Step 4: Stretch your fabric rings. Stretching will make rough scissored edges disappear!

Step 5: Gather your rings and double them over. This creates a shorter, fuller necklace. 
Or, wear this sweet necklace as long rings for a bohemian look.

Here are a few examples on how to wear your new necklace!

Happy styling,


  1. I love this! I vote that you create an etsy site where we can buy all your sweetness!

  2. Wow thanks! I would love to be ambitious enough for an etsy shop :)

  3. This is great, Grace! I desperately need some new accessories and this is so easy! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Sarah, can't wait to see what you make!