Well, winter finally seems to be ready to arrive in St. Louis, so what better time to make some stylish outerwear… Here’s a great craft project to turn an old T-shirt into a real fashion statement:
What you’ll need:
- an old t-shirt (preferably a men’s size L or XL) or two
- a bit of arm strength
Pretty simple so far, eh?
What you’ll do:
- Lay the t-shirt flat on your work surface and make sure the front and back bottom hemlines match.
- Using your scissors, cut the bottom 1/2 to 3/4 inch of the shirt off all the way around–you should end up with a big loop.
- Repeat this process all the way up the shirt until you get to the sleeves, and place all those loops into a pile.
- Finished cutting? Great. Now it’s time for some arm strength–stretch out each shirt loop as much as possible. Some may break apart, and that’s okay. The loops that do not break should now have a nice curl to them.
- Gather up all your loops and use either one of the strands that broke, or an extra piece of t-shirt to bind them at one location.
You have a few options on how to wear it: twist it into a figure-eight and slide it over your head or hold one end of the loops and slip them through the other to wear it like a tie.
Need another accessory? cut the sleeves of your t-shirt(s) into loops the same way you did before, give them a big stretch as well, and then show them off as awesome looped bracelets!