Passover is in exactly three weeks, and at this point we should be in the middle of turning the house inside out......and so of course at this point the procrastination monster takes charge and says why not make some t-shirt yarn? After all lovely balls of homemade t-shirt yarn just waiting to be used is much more orderly than a pile of old striped shirts that have seen better days, right? Ha, ha ha, but what can I say i just love seeing the balls of yarn from old garments and linens piling up!
Thinking of making some DIY t-shirt yarn yourself? You really should, just keep reading for a few important tips!
Tips for Making T-Shirt Yarn:
- A child sized, or even adult sized t-shirt really does not yield a great quantity of yarn, so to make something other than a coaster or pot holder, you'll need a lot of shirts!
- Do spend a bit of time figuring out the right width for your purposes, and do take into account the weight of the fabric when deciding the width. Namely if you want to use a bunch of yarn from different shirts together in one project, you'll want the weight to be similar. Meaning that thinner weight fabrics will need to be cut wider.
- Make sure you have a good pair of scissors, and try to make your yarn with as few joins as possible.....namely a long strip where possible (there are several ways to do this)
- Let your friends know that you're collecting old t-shirts, that should help your stash get bigger in no time!