brown eyed fox

t-shirt turned piece 'o fun

creatingcarissa fox6 Comments

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so do you have t-shirts or tops that have some discoloration...
a tear... hole...
isn't quite the right fit for you?

i do!
i considered dying this one... i loved her...
but wanted to give something else a go.
 
 it's pretty self explanatory.
and so sUpeR easy!
i mean EASY!

just grab some good scissors... and that t-shirt.

i started by cutting away pieces i wasn't going to use.
i will say i did save them...
because my mind started to panic... and i'm not even a hoarder... :)...
"what if i get rid of the pieces & think of a way i could use them"!
crazzzzy.
anywho...

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i started cutting all slightly different width strips across the shirt.
with a couple of them being just over an inch & a half (for reference)...
the rest... i cut under an inch... as it was the the narrow look i was after.
no need to measure... just fun... eye-ball it... go for it.
and by all means... no right or wrong.

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i ended with nine in all.
not a magic number... it was just how many fit to the cuts & shirt. 
could have cut away the pocket and used that part too...
but once i got here i thought i'd see.

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took them all end by end... and pulled.
this gave them that neat rolled edge look.
and got them to their full stretched out length.

now the fun part... wait... it was all fun...
with all nine loops roughly the same length... fine... that would work...
but i decided to cut four of the loops... to create more of a staggered look.

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this is where you want to try it on...
see how it looks... how you like the lengths... where they hit on you... 
play with it.

the ones i cut i just used to fill.
doubled one... and the others just filled below.
does that make sense?
truly.
sO easy... and you can't mess it up.

where the cut loops met... i tied it all together tightly with a string.

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oh....... i also cut another strip... just about six inches long or so...
(see... i already used that "not-needed" part of the t)...
to wrap over the thread... finish it.

you could... start all the way at one end...
wrap to other end and tack secure with needle & thread...
or...
do what i ended up doing... leave out first tail... wrap around...
and tie those tails/ends off in a knot.
oh sO crazy easy.
i tucked the knot under the wrap... but the knot is fun not tucked... i think.

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then...
looky there...
you've got yourself a soft... made by you... original... t-shirt piece 'o fun!

wear it all on it's own... simple...
or layer it up with another necklace for more punch.

make it light... effortless... ready for spring... like this one...
or try cutting the strips wide... go for a thicker... warmer/scarf look.

cut strips from more than one t-shirt... and go for a fuller... multi colored look.

add in a few narrow strands of leather or suede... i think cool!

what about an old graphic t-shirt... yes!

the other one i made... it was an old polka dot t-shirt... lil bit already stole it!

the possibilities are endless...
and nothing but... why not try... fun!
♥︎