T-shirt Pendant Necklaces DIY

Spring has sprung and it's that time of the year when we start cleaning out our closets and drawers. I thought I'd share another great way to reuse your t-shirts. 

Hug a tree, plant an organic garden, have a picnic, or cut up discarded t-shirts — however you’re planning on spending Earth Day (today!) have fun & make it count!

We all know about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle but the statistics are staggering when it comes to the amount of clothing/textile waste we toss into our landfills. According to the EPA, 13 million tons of textiles are thrown away each year (in the US alone) and while our recycling rates continue to rise, only a meager 15 percent of textile waste is recovered for reuse and recycling, wasting nearly 11 million tons each year! Even the most worn out items can be collected and processed into new materials, whether it’s cleaning rags, carpet padding or rubberized playgrounds. What do you do when your clothing gets worn out?

I’m committed to changing the way we consume and create and I’m honored to have partnered with on the Pellon® for the Retread Your Threads series. *You can find all of the archived projects by clicking the link! Through TrashN2Tees I’ve been able to not only raise awareness about clothing recycling, offer options for collection and processing, and teach creative workshops that transform unwanted items into wearable and practical works of art — to date I’ve been able to divert more than 50 tons of clothing from our landfills.  Join me today & let’s create change together with these sweet upcycled t-shirt pendant necklaces. (Pssst! Mothers Day is coming up too!)

Materials Needed:
Tshirt or Fabric Scraps
71F Pellon® Peltex® I Ultra Firm
Pellon® Clear-Fuse® 800
Needle and Thread
Jewelry Findings (Chains, bails, jump rings)
E600 Adhesive or Hot Glue Gun

All of our Retread Your Thread tutorials offer you a creative way to curb waste and pollution, and inject a sense of color and wondering into our communities. Doesn’t it feel good knowing that you’re creating change?


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