The T-Shirt Necklace

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You don’t need all those t-shirts, right? Recycle them into a soft, colorful, statement necklace! Turn an old shirt into a piece of wearable art that’s quite grown-up.

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Materials:
Soft cotton T-shirt
Ruler
Scissors or rotary cutter

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1. Lay the shirt on a flat surface; cut off the hem and discard. Then cut the body of the shirt horizontally into strips approximately 3/4 of an inch long. (They will actually be loops.)

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2. One at a time, pull the loops open and stretch until the fabric starts to curl. Stack the loops on top of one another so that all the T-shirt side seams are in the same spot.

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3. Once you have the thickness you desire, wrap the seams with a scrap piece of fabric (about 6 inches long) from the same shirt. Tuck the end of the scrap under itself.

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