Beginner | 22 min 1 sec
Chunky, cotton, upcycled yarn is simple to make when you have access to just two things: an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors. This yarn can be used for macrame, crafting string bags à la Cobrina's knotted pantry bag class, making rag rugs - Cal Patch teaches you how to do that here - as well as a multitude of other craft projects. If you're looking to speed up the process even further, using a rotary cutter, a cutting mat and a ruler will give you yards of yarn in just minutes. The leftover fabric can be used in small sewing projects or cut into squares to make handy shop rags - all eco-friendly options.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A cotton or cotton-blend T-shirt, preferably without side seams such as Gilden brand
- Measuring tape.
- Self-healing cutting mat, a rotary cutter, and quilting ruler (optional)
- Use scissors to make T-shirt yarn
- Use a rotary cutter to make T-shirt yarn
- How to attach strands of T-shirt yarn
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Make Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Reviews
175 users recommended this class to a friend
Love being able to recycle and repurpose. This class easily shows what to do with T-shirts that have ended their life
9 hours ago
Wonderful instruction. I've made tshirt scarves in the past, but this really opens it up to making a number of items. Thanks!
November 9, 2023