A good way to pass an afternoon or lazy night in front of the TV! This basket is made from old t-shirts that are made into a braid and then sewn together. It'll take a few hours to make a basket, but it's pretty easy. And it's a great way to use old t-shirts. You can make cute baskets to store ALL THE THINGS!

Don't have any extra t-shirts but you've got a load of plastic shopping bags? Check out my instructable on making a basket out of plastic bags!

Step 1: what you'll need:

  • old t-shirts you can turn into yarn and then braid!
  • scissors
  • thread
  • needles
  • optional: thimble & beeswax
<p>Very cute! How many shirts did you use? I want to make a big one to hold my dog's toys. How many T-shirts do you think I will need? </p>
wow nice.. now I get to know how I use yarn for
g&eacute;nial !! je fais pareil mais avec un crochet <br>merci pour l'id&eacute;e
Great idea! This is mine. I sorta did what Anodean said, so you can't see the stitches from the outside. And I put some glue on the inside so it'd be a little firmer.
you did great, what a cool why to reuse! <br> <br>about how many hours did it take to make the item shown here? <br> <br>Thanks again for showing how to make the item.
Thank you! I'd say that it took around four hours... it's much easier than making a basket from plastic bags, that's for sure!
This is an awesome idea for recycleing!
I agree - I want to make lots!
Like isaid this is awesome but i got stuck with the making of the yarn how do i make it long and what not?
Just make sure to cut it out as explained here:<br /> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/t-shirt-yarn/step2/Lay-the-t-shirt-flat-on-the-floor-and-make-the-fir/">http://www.instructables.com/id/t-shirt-yarn/step2/Lay-the-t-shirt-flat-on-the-floor-and-make-the-fir/</a><br /> <br /> And then, as you braid it and you're coming to the end of the yarn, just sew new strands to the strands in the braid. :)
Thank you soooo much i will try this ( on one of those rainy afternoons)!
good work ! ;)
I was wondering what you were going to make with your t-shirt yarn. Very nice. ;-)
I knew you would be making something cool! Thanks for sharing! <br />Sunshiine
You're welcome :D
Love your map table. Killer color with this yarn :)
Thanks - mod podge is a broke girl's best friend! I found that tabletop on the street. :P
I was waiting in anticipation wondering what you will create with your new yarn. This is a charming basket. :)
Thank you! I like it very much. :D

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