Tutorial: T-Shirt Necklace with Flower

T-Shirt Necklace Tutorial

Materials and Tools:
  • T-Shirts (I used 2)
  • Button
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Flower pattern (you'll just need the smaller flower)
Step #1

Cut the t-shirt along the bottom edge to cut off the hem.

Step #2

Cut off strips about 1” wide across the bottom of the t-shirt.  The strips will be in loops.

I used a large man’s t-shirt.  I needed about 5 strips, but I was able to double them.  If you are using a smaller t-shirt that you can’t double, you’ll need about 10 strips.  You have to be able to fit the strips over your head, so you can check to see if you can double them or not.

Step #3

I didn’t get a shot of the next step, but it’s easy and you’ll see what I mean when you try it.  Stretch each loop.  When you stretch them, they will curl under like you see above.

This is what they look like after you’ve stretched them.  I have these doubled as well.

Step #4

Cut another strip and cut it in half.  Stretch it to make it curl.

Step #5

Twist the 2 pieces together.

Step #6

Twist it around the loops to hold them together. 

Step #7

Sew it so it stays on.  You don’t need to worry about it being too neat because we’ll cover it up.

Step #8

Use the smaller flower of the pattern.  (This is the same pattern from my Newspaper Flower Tutorial and Fabric Flower Tutorial.)  Cut out 6 flowers.
Step #9

Gently stretch the flowers.  They won’t really curl up too much.

Step #10

Lay out your flowers.  Put one on the bottom, then fold 2 and place them side by side (as seen in the photo below) and 2 more and place them side by side going the other way.  Place one on top. 

 Step #11

Add a button on top.

Step #12

Sew all the flowers and button together.  Be careful to catch all the layers of the flowers.

Sew diagonally, 3 times around one direction and 3 times the other direction.

Do not tie off the thread.

Step #13

Sew the flower onto the necklace where you wrapped the extra pieces around. 

Step #14

Enjoy your new necklace!

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