DIY T-Shirt Jewelry (Installment #1)

For a while I’ve wanted (desperately at times) to upcycle my old dingy clothes into something more useful. Something like jewelry.

Actually first I wanted to make a rug but I’m still too intimidated by the whole “rug thing” to get very far.

Anyway, so back to the jewelry. I did it.

And it worked out really well!

Here is my write-up on DIY T-shirt jewelry. Although I did simplify it quite a bit so I wouldn’t, you know, confuse people.

Because all the directions I saw leading up to this point were tres confusing.

This DIY fabric bracelet is inspired by my niece, who brought finger knitting home from school and taught me something new.

However, she was just making long, senseless chains and when lack purpose I just don’t know what to do…I need a finished product!

Anyway, so the bracelet turned out pretty good.


This necklace was more of an afterthought.

I had a stretchy turtleneck thing that I hated wearing. Hated! And I saw an idea somewhere (definitely on Pinterest but I don’t know if it was there first or not) for creating a necklace out of an old T-shirt by cutting it into loops and affixing them at the back.

It was super simple and since my T-shirt was striped it wasn’t even difficult to cut in straight lines. (Bonus.) So all in all it was a nice little project.

However, I still haven’t figured out how to wear it.

Anyway, so if you have a bunch of old T-shirts or need a little fabric project to do with those who are able to finger knit, there you go.

Have at ‘er.