How To Make A Braided Neck Piece From an Old T-Shirt – Do It Yourself

by Amropali Nath on December 18, 2012 · 38 comments

How To Make A Braided Neck Piece From an Old T-Shirt – Do It Yourself

Hello Ladies,

I am so excited about this DIY, I just hope you like it. Well, I keep trying a lot of new things when I am free at home, and this is a very new thing, which I was trying at home and it came out quite well.  So, thought of sharing it with all you lovely people out there. I have tried making a braided neck piece from an old t-shirt and its quite easy.  Hope you like it as well.  I have mentioned the process step by step to make it easier for all my IMBB friends and trust me its easier made than thought!! So, here we go!

How To Make A Braided Neck Piece From an Old T Shirt Do It Yourself

Things that you will need for the project:

  • An old T-Shirt.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Thread and needle.
  • Some decorative beads or buttons (optional).


1. Take a T-shirt which you have kept aside for discarding, preferably a softer one. If it’s a single colored T-shirt you, can expect better results. I have taken an all blue T-shirt.

Blue T Shirt 1

2. Place it flat on an even surface, preferably on the floor and then begin by cutting out approximately half inch strips from the bottom of the T-shirt, until the arm-pit. Make as many pieces as possible. I could make 17 -18 pieces.

Blue T Shirt 3

Blue T Shirt 4

3. The next step is to stretch and pull each of the strips to give it a rolled look. Take care not to tear off the pieces.  Pull some of the strips longer than the others to give it an uneven look.

4. Then, pile them together and place it on the floor, just like as shown in the below image.

Blue T Shirt 5

5. Tie the places with a thread where you can see the joints of the T-shirt.

Blue T Shirt 6

6. Keeping a distance from the first point where you tied the knot, tie another knot and then divide the strips into three equal sections and then begin braiding. Continue till you reach the stitched joints in the strips. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the point where the second knot is to be tied, so I have marked it in the picture).

Blue T Shirt 7

Tip:  Take care not to tangle the strips. However, if you end up doing that, you can always cut all the strips at the joint, untangle it and than join it later.

7. Tie the loose end tightly after you are over with the braiding process.

Blue T Shirt 8

8. Then, taking two loose strips, wrap it around the starting point as well as the end points of the braid to give it an even look.

Blue T Shirt 9

9. To finish it off, wrap around another piece of T-shirt strip to hide the stitched portion of the strips. Then, stitch the ends to make it look neat (you can add beads and buttons, but I preferred keeping it simple).

Blue T Shirt 10

10. Your braided neck-piece is ready! Simple, isn’t it?

Blue T Shirt 11

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial as I did while making it.

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

vini December 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

this is pretty cool…
loved ur idea and the last pic…
gud job…:-D


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Thanks Vini.. :)


Parita December 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

OMG this is so amazing! fantastic and so innovative


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm

thanks for liking it Parita.. :)


rajni December 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Surabhi@ womantics, Appu / aprajita and u Amropali are talented girls :)….so lvd this girly DIY…..remember wen kids we use to make mala with wht not leaves, those eucalyptus
caps nckpc 😀 heheheheh i still remember…bt tis one is chic..keep up the gud wrk


Surabhi @ Womanatics December 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Hey Rajni… thankyouuuuuu so much!!! :-*


aparajita December 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

hihi! thank uuuuu rajni :*


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

thanks a ton Rajni… oh I have done a lot of these crafts at school and home when I was young.. its just that trying to make the things more polished now.. He he he he :) :)


Rati December 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm

this is sooo innovative amropali. Super excellent. Loved how you have worn over a burgundy top. :))


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm

thanks a lot Rati…. :) I thought the burgundy top would enhance the light color of the neck piece.. :)


Ishani December 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm

This is too cool excellent work …………god!!!!!!! i gave u this T-shirt na…. u still had it!!! 😛 I need this neckpiece…….Bday gift :) :)


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

yes you gave this one… okays done kept it for u :)


Kinjal December 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

its really very cool, thanks for sharing :-) ill surely try it and see once..


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Thanks a lot Kinjal…. do try it :)


Kinjal December 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

ya i will would like to go with white as its goes for many out fits i guess :-)


Bee December 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Oh wow. I loved this :) and its lookingso fab on you :)


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Thanks a ton Bee.. :)


sreya December 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

dis is superb :) 😀


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

thanks Sreya.. :)


nidhi December 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

very innovative :)


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

thank you :)


Nupur December 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm

how cool is this, I will defntly give this a try :)


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

thanks for liking the idea Nupur… hope you like the final outcome after you make it :)


aparajita December 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm

this is one of the most innovative ideas i have come across till now! 😀 di, u were from st. mary’s convent school na? st. marians rock! 😀 hurray!


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm

yes dear, I am from St. Mary’s… thanks a lot for liking it.. :)


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

thanks a lot Vrushali… these appreciations gets me going.. :)


Varsha December 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Innovative, awesome…..good idea


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

thanks varsha :)


Roshini December 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

WOW is the word!! It’s brilliant :)


Amropali Nath December 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

Thanks Roshini. :)


Dipthi December 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Amro, I was just reading the whole tutorial jaw dropped 😀
Creativity is in the air :) love the idea.. great DIY technique, thanks for sharing.!


Amropali Nath December 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

oh that’s so sweet of you.. you are most welcome dear :)


Vinita December 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

very creative :)


Amropali Nath December 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thanks Vinita..


nidhi sharma December 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

very innovative.. :))


sandhya December 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

this is so original and creative!!!!!!!!!! I can make a whole store of braided neck peices now as I have a wardrobe full of t shirts that dont fit me any more!!!!!!!!


Mamta Sharma Das December 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Very Innovative and different ! Will try for myself for sure <3


Amropali Nath December 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

thanku… :)


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