Tuesday, 7 August 2012

How To Up-cycle a Necklace from a T-shirt.

Thanks to Sibilla Graphics a few months ago I stumbled upon this brilliant tutorial. It shows how to make yarn from old t-shirts. And yes, you can actually knit that yarn!!!

I personally prefer to use it to create necklaces (or infinity scarves). It' s anything but original - actually it's the last trend in the up-cycling/DIY/handmade world. I'd like to share it though, because it's easy, the results are great, and the possibilities too.

I made these two above during the weekend. I know they may look shabby, but once worn, they are quite cool. The next level? One should sew beads, fabric flowers, or  - why not? - puppets on it! 

Stay tuned!


  1. Thanks for sharing sweetie ... I have to let my daughter see this post.

    Love always !

  2. How cool is that!? --I'm adding a link to your article from my blog ;)

  3. very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing!!! it is lovely xoxo

  5. That's interesting!! All my old t-shirt ended up being a car cloth... This way is much more creative :D Thanks!!!

  6. What a great idea! My old clothes (if not fit for a charity shop) usually end up as cloths too, thats a much better idea!

  7. This is super great! Love the idea, we'll have to try it!

    ox from NYC!


  8. Questa collana è fantastica! La voglio!!!

  9. This is so interesting Elettra! Thank you for sharing, I want to try it out straight away to see if I can do it too! Your purple necklace looks fantastic, the end product looks so good :)

    1. You must try!!! I used the purple one with a gray shirt and I felt so ...à la page! It's easy, and looks great once worn!

  10. Love the idea of it!!! very creative!!! xxx