Friday, September 28, 2012

(Weekend DIY) T-Shirt Yarn

Welcome to the first Weekend DIY from B is for Becky! Since my husband calls me a craft addict I wanted to share the wealth of my addiction with you! Hopefully these projects will give you the inspiration to get crafty over the weekend!

What I am currently working on requires t-shirt yarn so I have perfected the art of cutting up a tee! Here we go:

 Step 1: Fold your t-shirt almost in half. Leave approximately two inches on the unfolded side.

Step 2: Cut off the hem or rip out the stitches. 

Step 3: Cut 3/4" to 1" strips in the fabric up the the end of the folded end. Do not cut the whole way across the t-shirt. A rotary cutter does make this job faster but it can be done with scissors. Once you hit the arms of the t-shirt cut the entire way across the shirt to take the arms off.

Above is what you should have once you are finished cutting the strips and after cutting the arms off.

Here is the t-shirt unfolded after the strips have been cut. The t-shirt is still connected the one side so we can make a continuous yarn.  

 Step 4: With scissors cut the side of the shirt to make the continuous run. Match the strips diagonally. You should end up with one strand of t-shirt!

Step 5: Get to work! T-shirt yarn can be used for a number of knitting and crochet projects. I will be posting my own t-shirt yarn project as soon as it's complete!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Becky .. I would love to feature your t-shirt yarn tutorial on my Recycled Into Yarn website