Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Challenge Day 5 Making T-shirt Yarn

I've been wanting to make T-shirt Yarn since
I saw this tutorial a while ago
I have it on my Pinterest here
 
But I took some pictures anyways of the step by step procedure
 
First you take a t-shirt
this is a child's one that is stained
(hard to see in the picture)
 

 Then you fold it half
with the opening away from you
 
 
Then I measured an inch
an marked with a pen

 
An start cutting the t-shirt
leaving about 1/2  on the top without cutting
(that's what gives you the continuity of the yarn)


 
I tried cutting all the way to where the sleeves are
and it just doesn't work well
so seems like you can only use the body part of the t-shirt
 


 
Once is all cut
take the bottom of the -shirt
(where you started cutting)
and cut a slit at an angle

 
Then open the t-shirt up
and cut following the strand
(where I am pointing with the scissors)
to make a continuous yarn

 
Once all cut
stretch the strand
to make it curl


 
Now all you have to do is roll it into a ball :)

 
I have to tell you
I am so happy that I took this challenge
I feel that I accomplished something in my day
that brings happiness to my being :)
 
Thanks for visiting
and for all the support I am getting
AND... your awesome comments
it keeps me going :)