T-shirt Yarn Bracelets

These fun coloured t-shirt yarn bracelets are super chic, easy to make and best of all cheap. The perfect thrifty Summer accessory for kids and adults. Great for the beach, holidays, parties, going out, hanging out and of course festivals.

You Need

T-shirt yarn (buy in a shop or make your own), ribbon crimp ends (I used 10mm), 4mm jump rings, jewellery clasps, flat nose and round nose pliers (you can use ordinary house hold pliers and possible a little glue to secure the yarn in the crimp … but it’s not necessary.

t-shirt yarn bracelets

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Wrap the t-shirt yarn around the wrist twice and cut. Now use this piece to measure out two more pieces so you have three in total.

t-shirt yarn bracelets

Tie a loose knot towards one end and plait the t-shirt yarn until the end.

t-shirt yarn bracelets

Cut the end so it’s flat being careful to hold tightly so the plait doesn’t come undone.

t-shirt yarn bracelets

Carefully place your ribbon crimp end over the cut end pressing firmly with the flat nose pliers. You can add a small amount of glue to hold the yarn in place. Keep checking the sides and push in and yarn that pokes out. I cover the end of my jewellery pliers with masking tape to protect the ends and so the pliers don’t mark the findings).

t-shirt yarn bracelets

Undo the knot and finish the other end off in the same way. Attach your clasp using jump rings (flat nose pliers are great for fiddly jump rings) and your finished. Wear them on their own or stack them up.

t-shirt yarn jewelery

Make extra long ones that have to be doubled or tripled around the wrist.

t-shirt yarn bracelets

A perfect for making and sharing with friends.

t-shirt yarn bracelets


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19 Responses to T-shirt Yarn Bracelets

  1. Erika says:

    Oh I love these! I haven’t used t-shirt yarn in my jewellery making yet. I shall certainly be having a look for some now and giving these a go!

  2. Sarah Ebner says:

    These look such fun- I think my daughter would like to try out too. Love the pics as well.

  3. They look really professional – well done! When I was a teen we used to make friendship bracelets out of bits of coloured string… Things have come a long way!!

  4. Erica Price says:

    A nice way of using up old T shirts – great fun too.

  5. These are great! Love the summery colors.

  6. Jen Walshaw says:

    These are ace. I love the double wrapped one and it is a great tween and teen activity.

  7. These looks brilliant – I love the bright colours! x

  8. Eileen Teo says:

    What a great idea especially summer holiday is coming and this is a great way to spend their time making it.
    I love the bright colour of yarns! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

  9. Michelle says:

    Ooh, these are fab! I’ll have to get making some!

  10. These are lovely and I like how you can make your own yarn too!

  11. Rachel says:

    Now these are a bit fab and possibly something even I could manage x

  12. Ninajcat says:

    these are so so pretty ~ even I could do this

  13. Great pictures. You’ve made these bracelets look easy. I’ll show this to my daughters as they like crafting.

  14. Kara says:

    These look stunning and preferable to loom bands anyday

  15. Helen Gandy says:

    They are super cute, love them!

  16. What a fab idea, these are beautiful

  17. fritha says:

    oh I love these! I’d actually buy them let alone make them I like them so much but what a fun craft! thank you x

  18. Laura says:

    This is definitely something my daughter would be interested in, but she’s a little young at the moment to do it herself (she’s 6). I’ll try to bear it in mind when she’s a little older.

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