How to Make T-Shirt Yarn

It’s almost time to sort through your summer wardrobe but before you throw anything out, check out our handy pic showing how to make t-shirt yarn out of an old top!
Once cut, this chunky yarn is perfect for baskets, bags and even slippers – and it’s a great way to recycle!

Have fun! In my mind where I have 24/7 hours available to craft I want to make a lovely bath mat out of t-shirt yarn…..

Step 1: Lay out your t-shirt or top on a flat surface. Cut any excess so that you are left with a square (i.e if its a t-shirt cut off those sleeves, with my top I cut off the knotted band which of course I kept for another project).

Step 2: Now you just need to cut strips of about 2.5cm / 1 inch wide. Do not cut the strip right off – cut up to 1 inch of the seam. Then stop. By doing this it will allow you to make a continuos long strip of yarn.

Step 3: Open your top so that you have the “1 inch seam” flattened out and then cut on the diagonal such as the photo shows you. Keep going until you get to the last diagonal cut.

Step 4: You should now have one long strip – roll it up into a ball and just add it to your stash.


How to make t-shirt yarn

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