Wednesday, June 9, 2010

{ I Made T-Shirt Yarn!}

I think I found this tutorial through one of the link parties I like to visit.  Making of T-shirt Yarn on the site Craft Passion. Here's the direct link: http://www.craftpassion.com/2009/05/recycle-tutorial-making-of-t-shirt-yarn.html

 Mr. Pie faithfully offered up some t-shirts he wouldn't wear again ( I think maybe he thinks this'll mean less money spent on new yarn. tee hee hee)


And I made yarn out of it!!


It's a tad thick and thin, which might be because I can't cut straight to save my life.  I'm thinking market bags maybe?  What else would you knit with recycled t-shirt yarn?

13 comments:

  1. I can't believe you destroyed a perfectly good yellow shirt!? *evil glare at Mr.Pie*
    How could you?!?

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  2. What a neat idea!! Give me a better reason for talking my husband out of old, super old, tshirts!

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  3. You are a genius and I love your blog !!!

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  4. What couldn't you make? When I made t-shirt yarn, I built my own little loom and wove some scarves:

    http://corvustristis.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/weaving-on-the-cheap/

    I've always loved Glampyre's work with t-shirt yarn:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate_and_stef_japel/sets/72157622207554066/

    http://www.glampyre.com/2010/03/17/two-new-free-patterns/

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  5. I LOVE this idea. Gonna have to try it now!

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  6. How cool! It looks like it curled up? I like that! Maybe a tighly knitted fruit basket???

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  7. Wait Why did I get an evil glare? Mrs Pie did the actual dirty work.

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  8. i have this book called AlterKnits and in it there's a pattern for a t-shirt yarn rug/bathmat. so if you have a few more T-shirts lying around that could be a good option, and you would even really need a pattern, just knit or crochet a big rectangle or circle.

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  9. Thanks so much for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I am so flattered!

    Can't wait to see what you do with t-shirt yarn!

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  10. AWESOME. My roommate has an entire bag of old t-shirts He wants to get rid of And I need to go through my things too :] Now I'm exited.

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  11. lol because you LET her!
    But you make a good argument....
    *evil glare at Sarah*
    How could YOU?! :P

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