DIY T-Shirt Bangles

“What are you going to do with all those fabric scraps?!” my husband recently exclaimed, alluding to the mass of textiles building up in my studio. “I’ll find something to use it for – I always do.” I replied with a knowing smirk.

Those of us who are striving to be eco-conscious often find that our lifestyle comes with one unexpected twist: we inadvertently hoard random objects. Whether it’s glass bottles, soda can tabs, toilet paper rolls or some other potentially reusable treasure, eco-crafters rather collect than dispose.

So the question is – what do we do with all that fabric!?

Well, one easy and fun way to use old t-shirts or fabric scraps is to create a set of cotton bangle bracelets. Easy enough to make with kids and stylish enough to wear as an adult – these fun accessories give you yet another excuse to keep that old band tee you’ve been reluctant to part with. So get out a handy pair of scissors, a needle and thread, and shred a t-shirt for instant crafting delight.

diy bracelet tutorial by lydia krupinski for eco etsy

This post was written by

Pierogi Picnic – who has written posts on Eco Etsy.
Lydia Krupinski is the avid upcycling mad-woman behind popular Etsy shop Pierogi Picnic. When she's not busy fantasizing new ways of using old threads, Lydia can be found wrangling volunteers and fosters for Chicago’s oldest and most respected animal welfare organization – The Anti-Cruelty Society. And should you be lucky to catch her on a day off, you'll probably find her canoodling with one of her four rescue pets, crafting up new eco-tutorials, exploring the city by bike, reading along the lakefront or resting in her urban homestead.

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Comments

  1. Super easy tutorial! I love this one!! And I really love the graphic you made for the DIY instructions… very nicely done.

  2. What a fun idea. Great for that special shirt you just can’t let go of.

  3. Very cute and colorful idea!