Think of Justina and Faith Blakeney as the Serena and Venus Williams of T-shirt surgery. The sisters are not only the founders of Compai Design Studio, a Los Angeles-based creative consultancy, but they’re also the authors of several do-it-yourself primers, including 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special. Here, the sisters Blakeney demonstrate how easy it is to make your own necklace-scarf hybrid from a T-shirt that’s lost its luster. The no-sew method takes a mere four steps—and the fourth step is completely optional.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
- One or more T-shirts
- Beads, ribbon, pins (optional)
Cut hem off shirt.
Cut into strips. Each strip will create a ring. Depending on desired size of necklace, you can use more than one t-shirt
Gather the rings of fabric and tie with leftover shirt fabric.
If you want, add ribbons, beads, and any fun pops of color.