This was literally the easiest craft ever, so I feel capable to write a tutorial that won’t make someone end up with a total hot mess of a project.
Start with an old t-shirt. Mine was one of my husband’s and it was a soft, gray cotton. I don’t think the size of the shirt matters, obviously a bigger shirt is going to make something you can loop twice and it’ll still be loose versus a smaller shirt will be closer to your neck – or just looped once if you did a child’s shirt. I did a solid color, but I think it’d be fun to do this with a print or a stripe.
Big ol junky t-shirt.
Start by making incisions along the one side about a 1/4” wide. Stop when you get to the armpit.
Cut all the way across the shirt – don’t stress about straight lines. Once you’ve got a bunch of loops, start by just stretching them out a little bit between your hands and you’ll notice they sort of coil up on each other. I didn’t take a picture of this step because it did require two hands… sorry! Set one loop aside.
Once you’ve got a bunch of coiled up loops, start lining up the seams in one of your hands – it’s okay if the seams on the other side don’t line up perfectly – you’re going to coil the necklace anyways and it’s meant to look a little imperfect. (Thus, why this is a great craft for me!)
Once you line them up, take your set aside loop and start wrapping it around the seams in your hand. I read a few tutorials that said they used a fabric glue to hold it – I just tied a small knot in the end and tucked the loose ends under. This is what it looked like:
As I said, this makes a really long necklace or scarf (whatever you want to call this) – I didn’t like the way it looked hanging all the way down. That could just be my preference though….
I recommend making a somewhat constipated look when you take self-portraits. It really helps you feel like less of a goober than you already do in these situations.
So anyways, I prefer to wear mine double looped – it always helps to hide the fact that the ends aren’t totally even.
And there you go! T-shirt scarf. Or necklace. Whatever. T-shirt thingey!