What have you made with T Shirt Yarn? (That is yarn made from the leftover fabric from the fashion industry- very sustainable!!) I’ve been on a T-Shirt Yarn DIY craze lately. I started off with this nice easy chic necklace which only used T Shirt Yarn (and thus is machine washable) (but still made a statement), moved on to this bohemian style tassel necklace and tomorrow, will share a tutorial on how to make a T shirt yarn only project that can be used as a dog toy/ bracelet/ necklace or even pillow! (Yes it’s THAT versatile so you better come back tomorrow! 🙂 )
What you need
- Black T Shirt yarn- I used some I bought from Bobbiny, which I find to generally be of very good quality
- 3 large bail beads
- 3 kumihimo bead caps (large)
- 3 jump rings (not shown in photo)
Cut off 3 lengths of the yarn, each about 1.7 m long.
Line them up so they start at the same point, fold into two and tie a knot around the middle.
Slide one bail on, push it against the knot then tie another knot at the other end of the bail.
Repeat with the remaining 2 bails – once all done, the necklace should start & end with a knot.
Step 3: tassel
I read on Pinterest today that tassels are still very in vogue this 2017, which is good for me because I have a TON of tassel projects to share! 🙂
Cut off 3 lengths of yarn, each about 50 cm long. Line up the yarn so they all start together then fold them into 2 equal lengths. You may find that the ends are a bit ragged, as shown below. Don’t worry this can be trimmed later.
Repeat 2 x (for the other 2 tassels).
Add glue liberally inside the kumihimo bead cap then push the folded edge of the yarns into the cap. Repeat to make the other 2 tassels.
Leave to dry. Once dry, trim the ends so the tassels are all of the same length.
Use your pliers to open 1 jump ring to connect 1 tassel to 1 bail bead.
Repeat with the other 2 jump rings & tassels.