How to make tshirt yarn

How to make tshirt yarn -

Transform a tee into chunky crochet yarn (good for knits too) with this super-quick tutorial for hot to make tshirt yarn

How to make tshirt yarn -

Time to make t-shirt yarn!

What you’ll need:

All you need is a pair of scissors and a t-shirt without seams on the sides.

How to make tshirt yarn - step 1 -

Step 1 Lay your t-shirt out on a work surface. Cut a horizontal line directly under the sleeves. Also cut off the hem on the bottom of the shirt. You only need the middle section for this project. Discard the top and bottom pieces.

How to make tshirt yarn - step 2.1

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Step 2 Fold one side of the t-shirt towards to the other, leaving a 1-inch space at the top. Cut into strips (1-inches thick) – do not cut the space at the top.

How to make tshirt yarn -step 3 -

Step 3 Unfold the t-shirt so you can see the separate strips. Following the photo, begin cutting the strips diagonally across. Starting at the first strip, cut diagonally to the second strip. Repeat across.

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Step 4 Now that you have a single strip of t-shirt yarn, pull it through your hands to create the tube shape. This enables the edges to curl.

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Step 5 Keep pulling until it is all tube-shaped. Roll the t-shirt yarn into a ball and get knitting!

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This tutorial was created by One Sheepish Girl for Mollie Makes

  • Laura

    Most of my tshirts have side seams does it matter? Do I still cut in the same way?

    • Yes you do. When you knit or crochet with the t-shirt yarn just twist the bits with the stitching until it’s hidden. This method also works with a bed sheet x

  • Cinthea Martinsen

    How do you personally join your strips with this yarn? Magic knot sounds bulky – do you sew the ends together?

  • toknowher

    awesome thanks