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Make yarn from old t-shirts

Everyone has a drawer full of t-shirts in their home. Either plain colors for lounging about or souvenir tees from vacations, events, etc. The next time you are going through old tees pull out a few in fun colors and create your own t-shirt yarn.

With this simple tutorial from Infarrantly Creative you can easily make continuous t-shirt yarn that you can use to create a number of fun items in both knit and crochet.

For the full tutorial with step by step detailed photos click HERE. This clever tutorial differs from others as it shows you how to create continuous yarn which helps to avoid having to tie smaller pieces together which creates many knots. The yarn. Continuous strands make for a much smoother finished project. The use of a rotary cutter makes the project go quickly and you'll have several balls ready for use in no time.

Not ready to part with your own t-shirt collection? You can also find tons of tees in multiple colors at thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets. You can find shirts in larger sizes which will yield much more yarn as well. Have fun and experiment with different color combos. Many thrift stores even separate items of clothing by color so it will be easy to pick and choose the right colors for your projects.

Need project ideas? Check out this search on Pinterest for many projects to use your t-shirt yarn including rugs, bags, necklaces and more. Make it a family project by getting the kids involved by having them wind up the balls of yarn. The possibilities are endless.