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Super Easy T Shirt Yarn Project

By: Portia Lawrie
Super Easy T Shirt Yarn Project

This Super Easy T Shirt Yarn Project is a thrifty and eco-friendly way to recycle. Once you learn how to make t-shirt yarn, you'll never want to buy a skein ever again. Use old t-shirts to create gorgeous soft jersey yarn that's ready for any next knitting or crochet project. It takes about 10 minutes to complete this project, and in the end, you'll have a ball of yarn so it's a super quick and satisfying craft, too! Recycle a ton of old shirts so you have a bunch of different kind of t-shirt yarn to choose from for your next project. Crafts with old t-shirts can help you save big on materials and get creative at the same time. You won't believe how many things you can make with a single shirt.


Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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what a fun and super cheap way to get some new yarn. I was a little bit skeptical when i saw this but it turns out to be doable. i dont know what kind of projects you can work on with these balls of yarn and how to use them but i'll be searching.

I tried this and found that one inch strips are too small for "bulky" yarn, at least with the tshirts I had. I started cutting the strips two inches wide and that helped, but I think even wider would be fine with most tshirts. Since I am frugal by nature, I love the idea of getting "free" yarn. It's great for rugs, but you can use it for bags, blankets, slippers, etc.

This is a fun craft but can be time consuming to make it or at least for me. I liked making this for a rug but it took awhile and required a lot of tshirts. I recommend a rotary cutter and cutting mat for this project. Does any body have any tips for me ? Maybe I'm missing something that will help it go faster.

Hi Heidi, if you have pets, the tshirt yarn would knit up quickly into a small pad for them to lay on. The yarn will be colorfast and very washable and for a cat or a small dog it will only take a few shirts. I thought it might make nice hot pats or table mats too.

Cut the strips wider than an inch at least two inches to give a truly bulky yarn and the whole thing will go faster.


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