Friday, December 27, 2013

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklaces

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklace
These is an incredibly easy no-sew project that can be made with all those extra t-shirt sleeves you have hanging around, left over from other refashions. It's a twist on the classic sliced t-shirt necklace we've all seen and loved.

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklace


Gather all your extra t-shirt sleeves.

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklace


Slice them up into strips, open them up into loops and give them a gentle tug to stretch them out.

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklace

Gather the stretched-out loops into your hand, distributing the colors more or less evenly and positioning the armpit seams in one point. Take a non-stretched-out strip of t-shirt and wrap it around the loops, covering the seams. When you get to the end of the t-shirt strip, tuck it under itself so that it doesn't stick out.

Super easy, no-sew t-shirt sleeve necklace

And you're done! Wear it with the wrapped strip hidden in the back or off to the side to add a little added bit of color. For more refashioning and upcycling tutorials, take a look at my blog, Cucicucicoo! (or more details on this particular project here)

8 comments:

Julie Lail said...

Was it hard to pull it over your head or is it pretty stretchy? I have a bunch of these hanging about too...excellent idea!

Andrea said...

Really great scrap busting project! Also very kid friendly for mom's with young kids, while adding a bit of color near the face :) Great job!

Andrea EOD

jennifer elliott said...

Love the idea! I never know what to do with T-shirt sleeves. Thanks!

J said...

that is darling! I love the colors - reminds me of nautical theme : )

J said...

that is darling! I love the colors - reminds me of nautical theme : )

Hanne said...

Very nice - now I won´t throw them into the bin anymore! Thank you for sharing !

Lazyfish said...

Supercute!I think it will be the project with which i'll use for the first time my beloved rotary cutter <3

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Thanks everyone!

@Julie: It depends on how you cut it. If you cut thinner strips, say 1 cm wide, they stretch more. This particular one is less stretchy than another one I made before because I cut the strips thicker. But if it's tight fitting over the head, just give the loops a little tug to stretch them a little and it'll fit over. (unless, of course, you have a massive noggin!)