Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bracelets From Recycled T-shirts

I had these two old t-shirts. They were too short and too stretched out. Time to make them into something else! T-shirt Bracelets! I have three different bracelets to show you!

For each bracelet, I started with cutting strips off of the bottom of the t-shirts using my rotary cutter.

Bracelet #1 Braided

1. Cut 3 strips from your t-shirt. Mine are 2 inches wide.

2. Tie a knot at the top of your 3 strips

3. Braid your three strips together

4. When it gets to be the length you desire tie a knot at the bottom

5. Cut off the extra material by the knots

6. Stretch a whole on one end of your braid big enough to fit your other knot.

I was going to leave it like that (Above) but the knots were a bit big so I decided to sew the ends together and cut off the knots.


Bracelet #2 Knots

For this bracelet I use a ring that I got with a scarf... but you can find a skinny bangle from the dollar store too!

1. Cut your strips in to 4 X 1.5 inch pieces

2. Start tying your strips onto the ring. I used double knots.

3. Keep going until it is all covered.
All done! SO easy!!

Bracelet #3 Edgy-wrap

1. Cut your strips to be half an inch wide.

2. Stretch them out as much as you can.

3. Wrap them around your wrist several times.

4. Take off the wrap.

5. Use Safty pins on each side to help keep the shape.
(I put arrows to help you see the safty pins)

6. Move you safty pins closer together to help keep the shape while you sew across all the different layers of the wrap. Do this on 2 sides.

Easy and fun!

There you have it! TWO T-shirts = THREE bracelets!

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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Too fun! I'm in love with the wrap bracelet. Great idea!

HoosierHomemade said...

Very cute! What a great way to use up an old shirt! I'm popping in from Tip Junkie!
I'd love for you to join in the party on my new blog, It's A Blog Party!

Jenny said...

So cute! I love that you got so many accessories out of a couple shirts. Great idea!


the thrifty ba said...

#3 is my fav but these are all cute!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Fun bracelets!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Melissa said...

Appearance wise, the braided bracelet is easily my favorite. But I love you used the scarf ring for the knotted bracelet.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What super cute ideas!

Donene said...

a very clever idea! So cute!

Its A Blog Party said...

Very cute! Great way to use an old t-shirt!
Thanks for linking up!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How cute! That's the best recycle of t-shirts I've seen. This would be a great post to link to my Time Travel Thursday or Tips & Tricks linky parties.

You can get the details here:


Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see ya there!
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Michelle L. said...

I love love love the knotted one! It looks like a really complicated technique. Thanks for these great tutes!!

Amanda said...

These are awesome! Showing them to my daughter :)

Lessons Learned said...

very cute ideas!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for sharing more of your fun tee shirt projects on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Jeni said...

What a fun way to re-purpose a t-shirt! I especially love #2! Thanks for sharing!

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