Upcycle your old stained t shirts into necklaces

Upcycle your old stained t shirts into necklaces
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I’m super excited to be taking part in One Planet Norwich’s Refashion event on Monday 21st November.

“On average we each spend £640 on clothes a year and collectively throw out 1 million tonnes of textiles …one third of this has barely been worn!

ReFashion Norwich is a FREE event highlighting sustainable fashion whilst having some fun along the way. We want to improve awareness on how to upcycle your unloved garments and give them a new lease of life.”

For the first time I’m holding an upcycling workshop #eek (first times seem a bit of a theme this month!). The challenge has been to come up with a project people can have a go at, within half an hour, without a sewing machine (I don’t have public liability insurance or my sewing machines PACT tested)

I have borrowed the idea of this necklace from Brenda Bowler. I have slightly tweaked based on the t shirts I could release from my husbands wardrobe without him noticing!.

If you would like to make your own you will need three t shirts, some beads and some glue.t-shirt-necklace-supplies

Cut of the hem of the t shirts. Then cut across creating 1″ strips.

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Plus these strips between your hands to make your t shirt yarn curl in on itself.

Place your strips into a circular shape at the required length for your necklace. You may wish them to be all slightly different lengths.

Add in your bead necklace (you can see that I have roughly painted what was a bright wooden bead necklace red with acrylic).

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Using a further t shirt yarn bind along the joins, wrapping tightly round.

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Secure the ends with glue, you may wish to hold in place with pins until the glue has dried.

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One fun necklace ready to add a bit of cheer to any outfit:) There are so many ways to recycle or refashion t shirts, check out my Pinterest board here for further inspiration.

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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