Passover is just around the corner, which means we have started going through closets and organizing our possessions, for starters! Of course, this includes a good look at the linens and choosing things which have seen better days and are ready to be made into rag yarn. I have had more time letely to make yarn from sheets and linens than actaully crochet with them, but just knowing those balls of rags are ready and waiting is a great feeling, whenever their time may be!
After years of making yarn from sheets, pillow cases, comforter covers and of course t-shirts, I have finally realized the simplest and best way to go about doing this, especially when it comes to making yarn from a flat sheet. Can you guess? No sewing strips together, no cutting or tearing in a spiral, nope, the results are so much better, and I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner!
I have always loved making rag yarn from pillowcases and comforter covers as one cuts yarn from the tube resulting in one long strip with not corners to deal with, and so of course the solution for making the best rag yarn from any piece of fabric, whether it be yardage or a flat sheet is to quite simply make that piece into a tube! The best way to do this is with a sewing machine, and if you don't have one I'm sure you can find someone to donate a few minutes of their time to simply folding your sheet in half and joining two edges, right? One could glue or use iron on adhesive for this as well, but that would be less desirable.
So, to make yarn from a flat sheet, remove the seams, fold the sheet in half along the width of the sheet, and sew the top and bottom edge together. And now you have a tube. To make yarn from that tube, we cut it in exactly the same way that one would make yarn from a t-shirt. So consult my post, how to make yarn from a t-shirt for exact instructions. Though I really should make a video of this, and a diagram, send me some time if you would be so kind!
Happy crafting from rags, hope my tip is helpful!