recycled tshirt statement necklace

I had been searching for a colorful statement necklace and hadn’t found anything close to what I was dreaming of. I decided to take matters into my own hands, my sisters and I are always buying irregular tees from Dollar Tree  and I had this periwinkle tee in my stash that was the perfect color… so out came the scissors, thread and my trusty glue gun to make this ruffly bib necklace.

How to Make a Blooming Bib Recycled T-Shirt Necklace

Guest Post by Sophie (Sister #2) from The Sisters 4 Say More is More

Project Estimate:

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  • T-shirt, $1 or on hand
  • 2 sheets of felt, on hand or $.25
  • Needle and thread, on hand
  • Glue gun and glue sticks, on hand
  • Pins, on hand

Total: FREE and up

To Make:

Cut bottom hem off t-shirt. You will use this as the ribbon on the necklace.

recycled t-shirt bib necklace

Fold the t-shirt in half and cut circles out of it. Because it’s folded, you should get four circles every time you cut. Your circles don’t have to be an exact size, but you can cut them to be about 2″.

statement necklace - cut fringe on circle edges

Cut some fringe around the edges of your circles.

recycled t-shirt bib necklace

Cut a bib shape out of felt for your necklace base. I used a bib necklace I already had as a template. If you don’t have one, just cut sort of a half-moon shape out of a piece of felt. Cut two of these, and save one for later.

Arrange stacks of circles on the felt. In the middle of the necklace, I used stacks of eight circles and on the sides I used stacks of four circles. Tack each stack of circles with 2-4 stitches with your needle and thread.

recycled t-shirt bib necklace

Take the bottom seam from the t-shirt that you saved, and sew it to the sides of the bib to use as the ribbon that you’ll tie around your neck.

Take your second bib-shaped felt and attach it to the back of the necklace with hot glue. This will cover your stitching.

Sophie’s tip: the closer you place your circle stacks to each other the poofier your bib necklace will be… {is poofier even a word?}

recycled t-shirt bib necklace
When I first wore my necklace it was out to eat Italian food and I downed my Spaghetti a little too quickly… just remember… this is a bib necklace… not an actual bib…
xoxo~ Sophie (sis#2)

recyclec t-shirt bib necklace

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