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Braided T-shirt

29 Apr

I am just loving the T-shirt mods. Here’s another one from HerNewLeaf. Click on link for complete instructions.

Step 1: Find a shirt you’ve clearly never worn, made obvious by the fact that the tag is still attached. Make sure it’s really wrinkly. Bonus points if it has dog hair on it.

Step 2: Cut vertical slits all around the neck. Mine were about 2 inches long and a little less than an inch apart, but they don’t need to be perfect. You should make the first slit about half as long as the rest, since the weaving technique will cause it to open up into a hole. It’s okay if you don’t, though, you can just sew it up like I did.

Here’s a few pics to show you the scale of the slits I made. They definitely weren’t perfect, but they don’t have to be!

Step 3: Here comes the technical part. Take loop #2 and push it under loop #1, then pull it through in the direction of the remaining loops. It’s not hard, but if you do it wrong, just smooth your shirt out and start over.

Step 4: Continue by pushing loop #3 through loop #2 and so on. If you ever made a potholder out of loops when you were a kid, this is the exact same thing. You did it when you were a six-year-old at summer camp, you can do it now!

Step 5: Keep going and you’ll see your braid start to form. If you don’t, undo it and start over, no big deal, I’m not judging.

When you get to the end, you’ll need to sew a few stitches to attach the last loop to the shoulder of the shirt. I also had to put a few stitches at the beginning of my braid where the hole opened up, but I told you about that already, so yours should turn out even better than mine!

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5 Comments

Posted by on April 29, 2012 in Crafts, Recycle it, Wear it

 

5 responses to “Braided T-shirt

  1. Gwen

    September 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

    that looks great! so, it’s been a few months. do you wear this? how did it survive the laundry?

     
  2. Susan

    May 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    My friend made me two of these braided tee shirts, but put the braid above the hem on the sleeves and the bottom of the tee shirt. Turned out really cute, nice and comfortable, covers the tummy very well And…launders beautiful.

     
    • Krisgo

      May 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Above the hem… interesting! I think I will try that – I have a really long t-shirt, and that might help!

       
  3. Miranda

    May 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

    What if I wanted to braid down the sides of my t shirt, to make it fit tighter. Could that work the same way?

     
    • Krisgo

      May 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Absolutely! Just be sure that you are comfortable with the braid near your armpit. Or start lower. But Yes – try it and let us know how yours turns out.

       

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