T-Shirt Yarn

I kinda have an obsession with recycling at the moment. (Could be part of me being a poor student haha)

T-Shirt Yarn

Oh well, so I just did this T-Shirt Reconstruction and now I decided to turn a couple of other old T-Shirts into eco friendly Yarn or so called Tarn. Isn’t it lovely how americans always manage to mesh words like that? Love it!

It took me like 20 Minutes to complete one ball of T-Shirt Yarn. Its very simple and with this tutorial there’s no knotting envolved. How sweet is that? It’s one continuous strand of T-Shirt Yarn. You can turn T-Shirt Yarn into so many DIY. I’m planning to make a rug out of it. And of course I’ll post that tutorial as well. You could also use it to make this camera lens pouch.

So let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

  • Old cotton T-Shirt
  • Scissors (Farbic Scissors work best  but any will do)

T-Shirt Yarn
Step 1
Cut the bottom of the T-Shirt off. Right under the armpits is best so you save as much fabric as possible.

T-Shirt Yarn

Step 2
Remove Tags if there’s any on your T-Shirt.
T-Shirt Yarn

Step 3
Now cut the T-Shirt into horizontal 1-inch wide stripes. Stop about 1 inch from one end to make the continuous strands. If you cut fully trough you will only have rings. Cut of the bottom hem. Now you have to pull the strands and they will get a little longer and curl up by themselves. If you use fabric scissors your yarn will look much nicer and cleaner than mine but for the project I’m planning to do it’s not too bad if it has a little fringe.
T-Shirt Yarn

Step 4
This is the most important step to make one continuous ball of T-Shirt Yarn. You have to cut slightly angled from one strand to another as shown by the red lines in the picture below.
T-Shirt Yarn

Step 5
Now all you have to do it cut the strand at some point so you can roll it up into a perfect ball of DIY T-Shirt Yarn and you’re all set! Mine ripped at one point which isn’t as bad due to the fact that I would have to cut it up anyways.
T-Shirt Yarn

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