Basically you cut the shirts into strips that are about 1-2″ wide and the same length. My hands were definitely sore from cutting. I also basically got a rhythm down where I skipped the sleeves and collar area. I took a rectangle from the body front/back and cut these into straps and then just pitched the rest.
From there – I divided the strips into 6 piles (I had a lot of t-shirts) – then divided the piles into three piles. The blog post from Pinterest suggested twisting them together but I know my dogs – twisting would take about 30 seconds to destroy – so I braided.
After braiding – I then tied the pile of strips at each end into a knot as best I could. It wasn’t always easy after braiding – the toy was pretty thick – so you have to leave enough to tie. The nice thing is – once you tied – you could pull on the ends and it pulled the whole braid and only made the whole thing tighter.
Once the dogs start tugging on them – a lot of strings loosen up – so I was able to tie it into a circle and make it last a little longer.
All in all I liked this craft quite a bit – it would have been nice to have a buddy for this one – my hands were SORE!
I’d love to see some new things on Pinterest – feel free to share your username in the comments so I can check them out!