Reuse & Recycle: DIY Braided Basket

Reuse & Recycle: DIY Braided Basket

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Kate Legere
Jan 13, 2014
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Next time you clean out your closets, hold onto your old t-shirts. Tiffanie, from Corner Blog, recently made this braided basket as a classroom art project for her daughters' school. All the students made a polymer clay bead and each donated an old t-shirt (about 20 in total). Of course, adding the beads is optional, and you can use more or less t-shirts depending on how large you want the basket to be.

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What You Need

Materials

  • A collection of old t-shirts
  • Jersey fabric, minimum 1 yd. length, for braid continuity
  • Spool of nylon crochet thread (a darker color would be best here)
  • Beads with minimum 1/4" dia. holes (optional)
  • Thread

Tools

  • Sharp upholstery needles
  • Regular needles
  • Sharp scissors
(Image credit: Corner Blog)
(Image credit: Corner Blog)

For the full tutorial and more pictures, head over to Corner Blog.

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