In my last post I talked about how to make t-shirt yarn. Make as much as you want and tie the ends together to make a big long strand.Also keep in mind that you can use any kind of scrap fabric including sheets and left over fabric from other projects. Get your moneys worth out of that old stuff you bought and wore out! There are lots of patterns that are great for t-shirt yarn. It tends to be more sturdy and most shirts are made mostly of cotton so what you make is going to be good with water. Lets take a look at just a few ideas as to what can be made with this awesome up-cycled and earth friendly yarn!
Dishrags: since the t-shirt yarn is durable and cotton is not ruined with water it would be great for this.
Rugs: this is a very common use for t-shirt yarn. There are many different styles and techniques that can be used to make rugs. I think these types of rugs are called “rag rugs” and they have a rich history and have been in homes for a couple hundred years. Oldie but a goodie.
Bowl: again, since t-shirt yarn is sturdy it helps the bowl hold its shape better.
Jewelry: yes, bracelets and necklaces can be very cute made form t-shirt yarn
Bags: this yarn makes great bags, especially for toting home groceries or to the pool or beach.
Scarf: there are many different ways to make scarves from t-shirt yarn.
This is a very short list of the many things that can be made from this versatile yarn. So clean out your closets, your linen cabinets, and your drawers to make some yarn!! This especially great for someone that doesn’t have the money to buy lots of yarn.