Thursday, October 20, 2011

how to make t-shirt yarn

  
once again, my family will be celebrating a handmade christmas this year. i plan to do many things with t-shirt yarn.
  
you could make all sorts of things with t-shirt yarn! maybe make a scarf, or knit a blanket, or oh, i don't know, maybe a crazy awesome t-shirt yarn necklace? it's up to you of course.

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56 comments:

  1. Very creative!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  2. That is so cool! It would be so fun to use! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  3. I saw a bathmat that I wanna make, but I didn't know how to make the yarn. Thank you!

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  4. Love it... pinned it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Cass
    http://casscansew.blogspot.com

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  5. I will be giving this a try... thanks for the easy to follow how to!!!

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  6. I am so going to do this!!! Just pinned it so I won't forget. I'm a new follower- can't wait to see what other tips I can get from you! :)

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  7. I'm excited to see what gifts you'll make out of this! How fun. I love Christmas!

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  8. That is such a fab idea! Now I know what will be happening to alot of the olt tshirst I have stashed under my bed!!
    New follower!
    Alison
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    heavenlyhandmades.blogspot.com

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  9. This is fantastic. I have a bin of old tees and am going right now to try this.

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  10. Hi! I'm Lisa the author behind Sewgloried.com and I just wanted to let you know I spied your tutorial at a link party this week and have featured it this week on my site:

    http://www.sewgloried.com/2011/10/wonderful-wednesday.html

    Thanks for sharing with us and if you like featured buttons be sure to stop by and grab one!

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  11. Yes! This is great! I have lots I want to make with tshirt yarn but wasn't quite sure how to make it myself. Thank you!

    I'd love for you to share at my weekly link party:
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-linky-party-week-ten.html

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  12. Just discovered your blog and love it! Ok, that said I need to explore some more!

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  13. Step 5, the crucial key to a continous strip! I have tried to understand instructions for making bias tape, I couldn't picture or understand the diagonal cut until seeing your photo.
    Thanks a million!

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  14. Very cool idea! Now you could make a rug or something useful out of it!

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  15. Hi Bailey, what a neat idea. I would never have thought of doing that with my old t-shirts. I shall remember that for the future as we now have some really gorgeous colours, instead of the old boring white. I have recently found your blog and will follow more often. Please pop on over and visit mine and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

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  16. You are featured at New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thanks for linking up!!

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  17. This is very neat. I can't wait to try!

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  18. I'm working on an oval area rug made with alternating white & green tees. Now I really do have the itch to dig it out & work on it some more!! (It's crocheted, by the way, just a very basic stitch with a huge hook.)

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  19. You! You're on Money Saving Mom! You are soooo famous!!! ;)

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  20. This is such an awesome idea... I'm going to try it and post it on my blog. I'll link back to you... thanks for the great crafty inspiration!

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  21. awesome. thank you for this. Reblogged and linked back here: http://jolifetoday.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/10-bits-of-awesomeness-diy/

    xo Jeau

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  22. I just saw this and have some teen age granddaughters with no or little money. What a great idea for them to do something fun on Thanksgiving. Thanks

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  23. I love this, I have already made 6 balls of this from old t shirts and Im working knitting a beanie hat for my teen age son. he loves jersy material and loves the look of the hat already. Thanks for the lesson.

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  24. Love your blog. I posted a link to this project on my own blog: http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/2011/11/mondaymust-diy-t-shirt-yarn.html

    I'm going to knit some T-shirt legwarmers. So cool. Thanks!

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  25. So easy. Thank you. Now I know what to do with hubby's old t shirts other than using them for cleaning.

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  26. This is awesome! Just made it myself using this tutorial. Super easy and looks great.

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  27. Thanks for posting a very handy tutorial. I always wondered how this was done. I found you through Pinterest.

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  28. What about using the graphic too, would that work? I imagine it might require removing the sleeves and then sewing up the seam. What are your thoughts?

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    1. I tried using one with the graphic..graphic doesnt stretch when the tshirt stretches..comes out lumpy and bumpy...not really user friendly..

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    2. I've used the entire tee, including the graphic, to crochet rugs. The result is usually good IF the graphic isn't solid or put down too thickly on the tee shirts. If it's just lettering or if the tee shirt has been worn and washed a number of times, you may find the results perfectly acceptable. If the graphic is large or thick, Ollieswife is correct that it can be lumpy and bumpy.

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  29. I found this on Reddit just as I was starting to make rugs of old t-shirt strips. Now I can have longer t-shirt strips with much less effort than what I was planning...

    Luckily, I'd only cut off sleeves at that point. Crocheted t-shirt rugs, here I come!

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  30. Fantastic tutorial - way better than others I've seen. I included a link to this post in a roundup on my blog this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/2012/04/09/making-your-own-yarn-6-great-tutorials/

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  31. I appreciate for such a nice post. It looks awesome to wear t-shirts with design paints,and also carry stylish hand bags. Thanks for sharing nice post with us!

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  32. Well this is just awesome. I may make recycled tshirt yarn pom poms and cardigans for my upcoming upcycling label. :)Followed!

    x

    www.herjunglecloset.blogspot.com

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  33. Such a great idea to use t shirt for this work.I like it

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  34. Just the technique I need. Thanks!

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  36. I am about to start a new crocheted rug and haven't been looking forward to cutting up all the tees. This is a great technique. THank you.

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  37. I really enjoy reading your blog,you have beautiful pics!!

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  38. just found this from Pinterest - this is a great way to use up old t-shirts - Thanks

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  39. woow this is adorable I'd share it with my friends

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  40. I am so going to do this!!! Just pinned it so I won't forget. I'm a new follower- can't wait to see what other tips I can get from you! :)





    Gildan 12500

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  41. Simply amazing, amazing idea. Will try hope I will doo.

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  42. Very good post , i will bookmark your blog right for these nice colors casual suits


    http://www.apparelnbags.com/canvas/3000c-mens-hawthorne-baseball-t-shirt.htm

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  43. good idea.your diy is very excellent. I like diy tshirts, more Tee shirts custom for sharing.

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  44. Such a great idea to use t shirt for this work.I like it

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