Upcycling: T-Shirt 2 Yarn

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Introduction: Upcycling: T-Shirt 2 Yarn

Do you have old t-shirts? Than you can upcylce them to yarn, that you can use to knit a carpet, a bag or a drip mat...

Step 1: Step 1: Take Old T-shirts

Choose old t-shirts, that match. T-shirts with no joints are nicer than those with ones.

Step 2: Step 2: Cut the T-shirts

Take scissors and cut the t-shirts into 1-3 cm broad stripes. Start at the bottom and than work yourself up until you reach the sleeves. Work in circles so that you get one long stripe of cloth.

Step 3: Step 3: Stretch the Strips

To get real yarn, that you can easily work with, stretch the strip before you coil it into a ball. As the image shows, the cloth will roll up a little bit and form a nice round strip of yarn.

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    10 Discussions

    Hi Anne, I hope the number are the same as in your country: I'd recommend # 9 or 10... Or else you can also try to use your fingers :-)

    That number, at least in Europe is the hooks diameter (or knitting needle!) in millimeters! :D Easy..

    How bad does this drop lint? I'm imagining after a few washes the majority of your shirt will be found in the lint trap.

    You can weave with it too! Get some carpet warp and get creative!