Turn a Shabby T-Shirt into a Stylish Necklace

Martha Stewart Living

The last time you made a necklace, it probably involved macaroni. Here's an idea inspired by a project on the blog Cucumbersome.com. Turn an old shirt into a piece of wearable art that's quite grown-up.

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Tools and Materials
Soft cotton T-shirt
Ruler
Scissors or rotary cutter

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T-Shirt Necklace How-To

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.)
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.
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.