recycle t-shirts into seamless yarn
If not dozens or hundreds of pieces.
So they seem to be one of the most \"unmanageable\" clothing items in the world today.
Walk into any second
Hand shop, you may find a few shelves filled with it.
If you find the right sales, this offers an excellent opportunity to re-use them for just a few pennies.
Now start the strange addictive drudgery.
Like me, you may find this a very relaxing process.
I have put countless T-shirt balls.
Now, the most important question.
What about this newly discovered material?
Please visit and consider making a T-by recycling-
Shirts or pencils-in order to see the lines to be cut, you need a dark and light-colored writing tool.
The colored pencil works well.
You don\'t have to explain this pencil sharpener, do you?
Ruler or tape measure-something that can be used as a ruler-
Edge and measuring tools.
The ruler is a good way to measure, and can also be used as a guide to your upcoming widthto-be yarn.
1 \"wide ruler produces very thick yarn, which is the best for bulky items such as carpets, while 1\" ruler is ideal for making yarn thin enough.
The advantage of using the 1 \"stick is that after you mark the 1\" size, you can cut the center \"eyeball\" enough into half to give you a smaller yarn.
Also keep in mind that a light shirt produces thinner yarn and can be stretched further, while a thick heavyweight shirt will be bulky, harder to cut and not stretch too much.
If you choose to cut the strips, remember that if you choose a shirt with a thin strip, you should make them a little wider.
View the pictures provided (4)
The yarn of different thickness is displayed according to the cutting width.
Do you like those handy bread and tie labels?
A folding method-although I was lucky enough to find a shirt folding board, you probably won\'t happen in a deal like this for just a few bucks.
Consider doing it yourself. :-)
See step 3 for great tips and ideas from other Instructables authors! T-SHIRTS -Plenty of them!
Hand shop, look at your closet carefully!
Don\'t just go to your roommate\'s closet unless you\'re allowed. SCISSORS -
Although some people use rotary cutters, I am not the type.
I don\'t trust them and can\'t confidently advise others to use them.
I know they can be used completely safely, but I will use my scissors. Most T-
The shirt is made of cotton or cotton mixed with another fiber, such as polyester or artificial silk, in a variety of colors, sizes and sleeve lengths.
For this item you will want to collect the shirts with the following details: size-
The bigger the better.
I got 87 yards (
Yes, 87, this is not a typo)
A large shirt, a smaller one, almost a small child.
This shirt has only 26 yards of 1/2 yarn.
Look for the biggest shirt you can find and grab it when you meet the 4XL shirt. Score!
100% cotton at T-Hour
The shirt is cut into horizontal strips, then stretched, and the strips roll to themselves, creating a unique little cloth tube.
I put hundreds of T. shirts.
Of these hundreds of shirts, I only remember that there were a few shirts that didn\'t roll when they were cut, even though they were labeled 100% cotton.
I believe these isolated shirts could actually be the result of the manufacturer\'s mistake
Mark the fabric content, or the manufacturer cuts the shirt pattern with the texture of the fabric.
Seamless edges-while choosing a shirt for this item, try to find a shirt that has no edge seams but has a fabric of continuous length.
You don\'t want to finish T-shirt yarn.
Easier and cleaner without seams.
You may notice that most men\'s shirts have no seams on the sides, but the shirts made for women have seams.
We usually need a little more room in front, you know.
No Logo-try to choose a shirt without embroidery, painting or ironing --
Logo, pictures, etc.
After cutting, they interfere with the rolling of the fabric.
Also, be sure to check if there is a logo on the back of the shirt.
You can only use fabric without logo, so if there is a logo, it is better to be above the underarm position of the shirt, for example the name logo in the lapels area.
Unless the logo is out of the way, you usually cut down from the underarm or, if any, down from the logo.
Sometimes, if I can\'t resist a certain color, I sacrifice a little length when I have to cut off the logo.
If you can only find shirts with signs and have to cut them off, consider making T-shirts
Shirt quilt for Trowel_galCLEAN shirt-if a shirt considered dyed is not greasy or hard on the surface, such as dry paint, it will work well.
Cleaning all T-would be a good idea
Cut to the shirt in front of the yarn.
Stains are usually rolled into the fabric and are not displayed.
No cracks, tears or holes-do it well if you want to take the time to do something.
Save clothing that is not very easy to accept for another item. COLORS -
There\'s a lot of T-
In any used store, though you may find a color that seems more popular depending on the area.
Black and White seem to be the most common in our region, while pink and purple tend to be in smaller sizes, such as young girls.
Keep in mind that most colors are well matched with black and the same is true for bright fluorescent colors, which are usually used for construction --type shirts.
Match a few shirts together to learn about the color combinations you like and keep the T-shirt you want
Please remember the shirt yarn item when you choose the shirt. THICKNESS -
Of course, a thicker shirt produces thicker stripes, while a lighter shirt produces thinner stripes.
When choosing the width of the measuring and marking device, you should take this into account. See step 3 (
Useful suggestions for making sample strips.
There\'s nothing like trying to make T-
Shirt yarn, a mess of large shirts with crumpled shirts.
When you take home a bunch of shirts of all colors, the first thing you should do is wash them clean if they are not completely dry yet and organize them.
Yes, people fold shirts in some form or fashion forever without tools, but I like them to be extra neat and tidy. Call in the T-
Shirt folding tool!
I stumbled across a three dollar plastic version in a used store, but you can easily make one.
Just visit one of the interesting pages of the authors of these colleagues\' structures.
Pay attention to the trend of \"two seconds. :-)
Once you fold all the shirts, you can now easily see and choose the colors.
Consider making test strips of different widths to determine how to cut T-
Shirt in fabric.
In the sample image shown (image 3)
I have cut several different sizes of the same fabric to see how it will stretch.
The label is just a bread tie.
Keep in mind that heavier shirts, such as those marked with \"strong t\", are usually made from thicker fabrics.
Make the Template: If you don\'t want to use a ruler, move it every time you mark it, it\'s a good idea to make the template.
Templates are very handy, especially when you find yourself making a lot of T-shirt yarn. While any same-
The size wooden strips are very good and I like to use the yards because they include measurement marks that are usually stamped on both sides.
Keep in mind that the width of the ruler will be your T-
Yarn strips for shirts before stretching.
I made several templates in various sizes. I used a 1-
The 1/2 thick scale of this manual.
This thick strip is more suitable for weaving and carpet making.
Buy five six yards with the same type and size.
We assume you have already purchased 36 sticks.
Cut each stick in half.
Place a stick on a flat surface, then place the other stick next to it, evenly on both ends.
Lie in the same way.
Now carefully lift and remove the stick 2 from the group, then place it at the end of the bar line on the right.
You will see a gap that is the width of a ruler.
Pick up stick 4 and do the same thing and move it to the end.
Repeat the process every other stick until the template is the width you want, but don\'t exceed the length of 18 \"unless you want to buy the extra number of yards you won\'t cut, in order to achieve the extra-
The template is long in length.
Trim the two spare yards to the width of the other rulers with equal spacing and place them on the top and bottom.
Make sure they line up.
If everything looks good, you can now remove the stick at the top and bottom, put a little gum at each end of each spaced stick, and then put the stick at the top and bottom back in place
Allow drying before use.
Place the template on your project and now you can quickly mark the fabric.
I realize there are other ways to achieve elastic T-
Shirt yarn, but what can I say?
I like too many details.
Okay, we\'re ready to start! Image 1. )
Put a shirt in front of you, like on the table, facing up.
A tall table is especially helpful so you don\'t have to bend over
In a long position.
Eliminate Wrinkles and wrinkles and take the time to make it beautiful and tidy-it will pay off.
Align the front and back hem of the T-bottomshirt.
It doesn\'t have to be perfect, but let it line up as much as possible, which will give you more T-
Finally, shirt yarn.
Then smooth the wrinkles up and smooth the fabric as you go.
* If you haven\'t read the sections in steps 1 and 4 about a ruler or tape measure, please read them now.
You are going to crop your fabric and have to decide the final thickness based on the width of your measuring device/stick. Image 2. )
The edges, such as the ruler, align the stick horizontally so that when the pencil runs along the stick, the pencil will be at T-
As shown in figure 3, the shirt goes from underarm to underarm.
Move to the side of the table, or slide/turn the shirt so that a single pencil-
The marked part is now perpendicular to the center of your body. Image 4. )
Along the line you draw, cut the shirt from one side to the other. Image 5. )
Remove top of T-
Set aside shirts for another item. Image 6. )Turn the T-
The shirt returned to its original position. Image 7. )
Pick up the folds at the bottom of the shirt with both hands and pull it to the top as if you were going to fold the shirt in half, but don\'t fold it to the edge.
But leave a gap (see image 8)
This is important.
Eliminate any wrinkles. Image 9. )
Place the ruler on the left edge of the fold now (
But not all the way)shirt.
Hold the ruler firmly with your left hand and at the same time follow the bottom of the shirt to the straight edge of the gap, or from the point behind the gap, run the pencil, the bottom or hem of the shirt.
You may find it helpful to make two marks, one down from the middle, one up from the middle and the other in the opposite direction, so T-
The shirt won\'t drag when you draw it.
Don\'t worry about pencil marks, they won\'t show up once you stretch the fabric.
A dark shirt with a light pencil and a dark pencil for a light shirt. Image 10. )
Continue marking your ruler width along the shirt until you reach the finish line.
Don\'t worry about the hem part at the bottom, especially if your pencil marks don\'t align with the stitching on the hem.
I usually only cut the stripes that can leave a little bit in the hem section and trim neatly as I am keeping a neat hems for another project.
Discard any leftovers. Image 1 & 2. )
Start on the left side of the shirt and start cropping on the first line.
Cut straight and smooth until you leave a gap from the top edge of the shirt. Image 3 & 4. )
Don\'t cut into the gap. Images 5. )
Cut each line this way until the hem part is reached, the hem part should be on the far right side of the fabric as shown in Figure 7.
Because you only want the fabric, not the hem in the yarn, the last time you go through the edge of the shirt, into the gap, leaving a hem with more fabric.
Sometimes you approach, and sometimes you deviate about one width from your ruler.
Throw the folded piece into the waste pile. *Note.
Once you do the first cut and decide that you want thinner stripes, you can cut each strip in half as you like, keeping the fabric layer as neat as possible. Image 8. )
Now, what is laid in front of you should be the width of the shirt material cut into strips, but still attach to the top with a strong fabric. Image 1. )
Since the yarn for my scheduled item should be 1/2 \"wide, I cut the yarn in half again.
If you really decide to make your straps thinner than they were originally cut, be sure to keep the fabric as precise as possible, keep the layers clean and tidy, cut one at a time and divide it into two halves. Image 2. )
With the fingers of both hands, pinch the left side of the Gap area with the left hand, and pinch the right side with the right hand.
Lift the shirt with your pinched fingers and let the cut stripes swing freely.
Put the shirt back on the table now.
You are basically spreading the fabric strips folded at the bottom. Image 3 & 4. )
Use your right hand\'s finger to pick up the upper left corner of the Heart Band area and insert it into your left hand (
Or a flat piece of wood)
Point out with your index finger, between the folds of the fabric, like a tunnel, and pass your left hand all the way through the solid strip. Image 5. )
You should now have a bunch of ropes hanging on your arm with a strong fabric in the middle to secure.
If a bunch of notes fall on the floor what did you do wrong and need to start overshirt.
Throw any errors into the scrap pile for later use on other projects.
That\'s why you should consider using the second one. hand shirts.
It\'s just a shirt and don\'t get angry if you make a mistake for the first time.
I just realized that these instructions sound a bit like trying to teach someone how to give birth over the phone.
Another way: if you feel you don\'t need to be so precise, the shortened version of the cut strip will produce the same result.
Simply fold the shirt in half portrait, leave a gap of 1 \"and start cutting on the hem side.
If you are still with me and you still have something hanging on your arms, then we are in good shape. Image 1. )
The right hand holds the scissors and makes a diagonal cut as shown in the figure.
Please note that if you stay-
Simply reverse the side you are working on and turn the cutting corners in another direction. Images 3. )
Once you do the first cut, the rest is easy.
As shown in figure 4, continue cutting between the opening gaps, all the way through the fabric for the last diagonal cut to end the strip. Image 5. )
Now you should have a bunch of long, continuous sticks.
Yes, they will appear unstable due to diagonal cutting, but don\'t worry, it won\'t be a problem once you stretch out the fabric. Image 6. )
From the end of the long band now, hold a band of arm length between your hands and give it an ank.
A strong yank, but without the power of the gorilla, you don\'t want to tear the fabric strips, we just want to induce them into a tube by stretching.
Continue to stretch and pull new lengths into your hands.
When you reach the other end of the belt, just scroll the current T-
Shirt yarn into balls.
This is easy to achieve by winding the straps several times over a set of fingers.
Turn the side of the pile and wrap it several more times.
Turn, wind, turn, wind, will soon become a ball.
Turn as needed to form the shape of the ball.
Plug the strap at the end into the ball and put it aside. You did it!
You made your first yarn ball!
It\'s a good idea to measure the yarn if you want, and put a small label on the ball to indicate the number of yards.
This will be helpful if you need a certain number of projects. Now what? ?
See step 10 for too much information (
Don\'t you like the word?
Ideas from other instructional authors.
You can do a lot of things with T-shirt yarn.
It is elastic but strong and can be used for many craft projects.
Baby help us choose the color for the next item, right here!
Lazy bean hat made of recycled T-
SHIRTSCheck lists many T-
On this site, shirt instructions from other authors! Old T-
New crochet Bowl shirt from Janpreet.
KaurCustom cutting and weaving T-
How does Minky pop\'s shirt knit a basket with t-crochetshirt yarn -
When I was 9
Shirt yarn basket-
JessyratfinkRug woven by T-
Knit T-shirt NorahbelleMake
Shirt rug pan by suzelacCreate
T shirt stofkeKnit-
KathrynlOther\'s shirt uses T-
Shirt: cut vest: mmmmqcIf twist weave/pull in wide block. You use Twitter to view shirttransform. Please keep an eye on this as I will post my own new instruction manual using this yarn.
Not too long. :-)
Thank you for checking my instructions.