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« on: August 19, 2006 04:52:31 AM »

i saw this fab top on ebay recently and would like to have a go in doing something similar. but i have not got a clue on this technique. im the type to need pictures. anyone got a basic tutorial with images on how to braid a tshirt??
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i127/kandisnaks/plait.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006 05:49:22 AM »

Definitely interesting . . .

It looks to me like it might be chain stitch embroidery done with a thin ribbon?  I think I'd need to see the whole shirt to have a better idea . . .
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006 05:56:41 AM »

no i dont think so. i mean i saw the same thing done on this tshirt. i know you can braid an edge but not sure how you would do it so it looks like this. this is the only photo i have, what do you think? im not sure if its just braided??im sure ive seen this done somewhere but not sure where
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006 06:04:30 AM »

Never fear good citizens...I have step-by-step photos of how to do this.  I'll get them uploaded now.

You're right, cmc_aust...it's a simple chain stitch!  The nice part...it's a NO SEW project!!!  Woo-hoo!

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006 06:14:13 AM »

thank you soooo much. i cant wait! i hope i dont make a mess of it. ill practice it first.
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Never fear good citizens...I have step-by-step photos of how to do this.  I'll get them uploaded now.

You're right, cmc_aust...it's a simple chain stitch!  The nice part...it's a NO SEW project!!!  Woo-hoo!

-RecycleMicol

I think I know where RecycleMicol is coming from. In the meantime (while we wait for her photos, and since I don't have the vaguest idea of how to draw this or even if I have a software that could work), visualize a row of little slits (vertical slits ~1/2" tall about 1/4" apart) around the waist of your loose fitting t-shirt. Get a largish crochet hook, starting at one side and chain those little loopies together all the way around to where you started. Tie off. Garnish with a bow.

Will that work?
RecycleMicol, did I get it right? Is this what you were thinking of?
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006 06:28:35 AM »

arrrgh i dunno how to crochet! god i thought itd be a simple plait/braid.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006 06:32:03 AM »

I didn't have any scrap fabric...so this is a plastic tablecloth...but it will do for this tutorial.

Start by folding the fabric in half with the crease where you want your 'braid'.


Then cut notches like this.  (do some testing on some other fabric to see how far apart and how long you want these...it will determine how large your braid looks.)


Open the fabric up...see all the notches?


If you're going to do this on a shirt, do it all the way around the shirt.  I didn't get a photo of this, but start in an inconspicuous place (on the side, maybe) and insert your crochet hook in one of the slits and come up on the other side of the NEXT 'loop',(we'll call them loops, anyway)  Pull the second loop on the hook through the first loop....thus pulling up one loop on your hook.


You have one loop on your hook after you pull the other one through.


Now just keep going and grab the loop on the left of the loop you just pulled up (right for lefties) with your crochet hook and pull it under the first loop on your hook all the way around!  You'll end up with this:


Except it will look better because it will be made out of fabric and not plastic!!!   Kiss

Hope I have not thoroughly confused you!  If you know how to crochet, it helps, but I think it's easy enough not to have to be experienced.

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006 06:41:04 AM »

I forgot to say...when you get to the end of your loops, you will have to tack the last loop in some way...maybe just do a little tack with needle and thread to match the fabric.

Good luck!

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2006 06:42:01 AM »

this is a great tutorial thank you so much recyclemicol! im gonna give it a go. ill show you what i come up with but bear with me as i need to experiment!
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