hey there LOVE STITCHED PEEPS!! it’s LESLIE from LITTLE MOOKIE back again with another fun tutorial, and while i’m a sewing contributor here, sometimes the best sewing tutes are the ones that involve ZERO SEWING! am i right? (tell me i’m right, mkay?)
i’ve always wanted to learn how to tie celtic-ish style knots and this one was super cute so i started searching around for a tutorial and found this one. she used long crochet chains but i don’t crochet. so i figured, why not UPCYCLE something? one of my best friends lost 55lbs last year and she gave me all of her clothes (yay for free fabric, eh?!) that no longer fit. perfect for this!
old tshirts – any color, combo (could also use fabric, rope, yarn, etc.)
cutting mat & rotary cutter (plain ‘ol scissors would work just fine too)
glue gun & glue
music (i always work better when i can sing while i work) :)
(you could also start at the bottom – cutting off the band and starting there)
(i chose to use different colors so you can follow along better, but one color is cute too)
just grab and pull tightly
make sure the right side is laying OVER the left side with the loop at the top
lay your second strip on top of the first with the ends at the top
you with me on that? i’ll wait…
good, you’re doing great!
the RIGHT side of the SECOND piece goes OVER the loop of the first, passing UNDER the left side of the second and then over the other side of the loop.
well done, friends!
not to just tighten things up a bit…
pull on each end GENTLY
just behind my ears and down a bit. i like the knot a little off center so one side was longer than the other when i cut them, but do as you wish.
easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
i made these for my girls for the 4th of July (yay for planning ahead!)
|once you get the knot part down, these happen so quickly so i made a bunch!
there’s a blue/green/white one in there that was a triple strand that i love!
and there you have it! a sewing tutorial, hold the sewing. ;)
hope you love it and enjoy it!