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.
What You Need
- 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)
- Sharp upholstery needles
- Regular needles
- Sharp scissors
For the full tutorial and more pictures, head over to Corner Blog.