Find a cotton shirt your ready to cut into many pieces.
Lay the shirt on a flat surface and smooth it out with your hands.
Start by cutting off and discarding the hem.
Stretch out the loops you just made so the cotton curls in on itself and forms long tubes.
Double up each tube, matching up the seams at one end.
|If you break a loop at the seam while you're stretching it out, just tie it back together with a simple knot and trim the excess.|
|Group all of your tubes by size, keeping the seams together at one end.|
It was used here a women's tee, so the tapered fit resulted in a great variation of tube sizes. If you're using a men's tee, you can cut the tubes into various sizes and tie them back together as shown above.
Gather them all together, with the longest tubes on the bottom and the shortest on the top, but save one!
Cut the tube you saved in half to make it a long string. Tie the string in a knot near one end of the section of seams. Tightly wrap the string around all of the seams to cover them. Be careful not to get the tubes twisted or tangled as you're wrapping.
When everything is smooth and covered, tie off the other end of the string in a knot (using one of the necklace loops if you need to).