I decided to do a t-shirt necklace for the Winter 2013 Pinterest Challenge. You can read about that here.
To begin, I started with an old t-shirt that Katie (my roommie) didn’t want anymore. [p.s. sorry about the crappy pictures… lighting in my dorm room is beyond awful!]
Then, I cut the bottom seam off and cut strips all through the body of the shirt so I had circles.
Then, I stretched out all of my strips of shirts. I was a little worried that my strips were not going to be long enough from a size small t-shirt, but they turned out perfect! When I was done stretching them out, they looked like a bunch of noodles on my couch.
To finish the project up for now, I just trimmed the ends of the scraps so they were even and tied them back around the top of the braid to make a necklace. The tutorial said to them sew another scrap around this last knot to make it look neater. I think I will end up doing that next time I go home.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out, imperfections and all. I love how the blue from the applique shows through in the braiding. I think it adds so much dimension. And it turned out to be a great length! What a great pinterest challenge! He is a picture of it on: