Old T-shirts can be turned into yarn for making knit or crochet rugs. A great zero-waste project!
How to Make T-Shirt Yarn
After you cut off the top, save it for making pot holder loops!
Cut 1" strips. Cut through the first fold, and end your cut about 3/4" from the top fold.
At the top of the fabric, start cutting each strip on an angle.
Before rolling into a ball, gently stretch the entire length of the T-shirt strip. Most fabrics will curl up on themselves. If they don't, the yarn is still perfectly usable for rug making - but you may need to cut narrower strips.
Roll the resulting yarn into a ball, and you are ready to knit or crochet a rug! I find US size 15 needles work the best for this yarn weight.
The full tutorial (with a bajillion step-by-step photos) is posted here: http://donnaberlanda.com/make-t-shirt-yarn/
- Lots of T-shirts, tank tops and sleeves from long-sleeve T-shirts (Free!)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published February 24th, 2017 8:37 AM
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