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T Shirt Yarn

Materials

1. Old T- Shirts 2. Scissors 3. Ruler

Materials

Instructions

Steps
Step 1
1. Take a plain t-shirt without pockets below the sleeves, as this will prevent the yarn from being a smooth continuous strand. Cut across as shown in the image 1, once right below the underarm area and again right above the hemline.
Steps
Step 2
2. You will be left with a large tube. Fold the left side over the right side. The part you cut in the previous step should be at the top and bottom. Fold so that there is about an inch in between.
Steps
Step 3
3. Begin by cutting strips. Cut across the first fold, but leave the bottom fold intact. Strips should be roughly one inch wide. Repeat by making one-inch cuts all the way across, Now open everything up with bottom middle facing.
Steps
Step 4
4. Now cut the beginning of the strand. Beginning at the bottom, cut on the diagonal to the first gap/opening. Repeat all the way up by making diagonal cuts... left with a heap of ribbon-like strands.
Steps
Step 5
5. To make the yarn more tubular, give the yarn a firm tug. Because t-shirts are jersey knit, the fabric will naturally curl up on the sides, resulting in a more yarn-like appearance. Repeat for the entire length, to complete, wind into a neat little ball...finished!

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