Ever have an old t-shirt with a stain or a hole in it? No need to toss it out when that happens. There are lots of great ways to reuse old shirts. I am going to show you how to reuse old t-shirt to make a rope dog toy.
Reuse Old T-Shirt To Make Rope Dog Toy
You don’t even need to know how to sew to make this rope dog toy. Plus, chances are you have everything you need to make it without making a trip to the store for craft supplies.
This craft can be made from any cloth/fabric as long as you have pieces of fabric that are 1/4 wide by at least 50 inches long. But when making from an old t-shirt, it works best if using a shirt that is extra-large or larger.
Even if you do not have a dog this is such a great way to reuse fabric and shirts. They make great donation items for your local rescue, shelter, or pound.
If you are looking for other upcycling crafts, here are a few to check out.
- Star Wars Canvas Art – Made With Upcycled / Reused T-shirts
- DIY Dog Leash Made From Clothesline
- DIY Upcycled Jean Pouch
- 1 Extra Large Or Larger Old T-shirt
- String or Clip
How To Make This Toy:
Start by cutting the t-shirt into strips. You want them to be about 1/2 or 1/4 wide strips.
Next, cut the strips at one end. So that they are a long strip and not a loop.
Now tie a small piece of string around 3 pieces of the t-shirt strips at one end.
Then braid those 3 pieces together. If you are not sure how to braid, you simply cross one outer piece over the middle and alternate from the left to the right side.
Then do another 3 and another 3. so that you have 3 finished braids when done.
Now you want to tie a small piece of string around one end of all 3 braids. You want them to be all tied together.
Next, take those tied-together braids and braid them together to make one large braid.
When you get to the end, curl it back around so that you can tie the two ends together in one large knot.
Carefully cut off the strings. Just make sure you do not cut the braids.
This last step is optional. If you want the ends to look even and not different lengths, trim off ends.