Tutorial: Upcycled T-shirt Bracelets

by Johnnie Collier

How to Make TShirt Bracelets

Summer has brought a serious bracelet obsession, worldwide.  Here is a fun, eco-friendly project using old t-shirts to create stack-able wrist decor for little or no cost.

You will need:

Old T-shirts

Scissors

Old T-shirt Crafts

Tutorial:

Recycled T-Shirt Crafts

T-Shirt Upcycle

The cuff made from the collar is optional.  The above pic shows it without.

For the other 2 T-shirt bracelets, I did macrame knotting.  Just start out like I showed you above, making a loop at one end .  Then follow the macrame instructions I linked in this macrame bracelet DIY.

TShirt Bracelets

T-Shirt Bracelets

Want some more T-Shirt Crafts?  Check out my round-up of over 50 projects you can make from old t-shirts!

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1 Catarina Ek July 11, 2012 at 5:14 am

I am never gonna throw away a t-shirt again. I love this. Could be cool to somehow weave in some charms or pearls. Thanks for the inspirations, love it!

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2 SavedByLoveCreations July 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

Catarina, what a great idea! Do it and come share it with us. xoxo, Johnnie

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3 april July 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

Wow, what a super cute bracelet! Love! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/07/sweet-saturday-link-party-v47.html

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4 Susan August 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

How do you tie off the ends to make it stay on the wrist? And when you say “fold the strip in half” do you mean lengthwise? Sorry, I’m very NOT crafty but trying! I tried this as a headband and it worked nicely. Just braid three strips together and knot the ends.

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5 SavedByLoveCreations August 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

You are fine! No apologies. I have questions on people’s tutorials often. Yes, lengthwise. So you fold it in half and you have a V shape. At the point of the V, tie a knot, leaving a loop (see the yellow t-shirt strip in the photo). At the other end, you have 2 loose ends. Bring them together and tie a knot with them (as if they are one string). To secure the bracelet, slip the knot through the loop you created. I hope that helps!! If not, let me know, and I will try to shoot a quick video clip. Thanks. xoxo

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