More Recycling: T-Shirt Yarn

I seem to be in a recycling mood.  In addition to bags of bags, I also have bags of out grown and worn out t-shirts from the kids as well as myself and my husband.  I have a plan for these as well…t-shirt yarn…to weave into rag rugs for in front of the kitchen sink and in the bathrooms.

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Poor Mickey!

This was one of my son’s favorite shirts and he wore it relentlessly until now it is too small for him.  I used this youtube video to learn how to turn the t-shirt into yarn easily.  The person in the video says to stay away from any shirt with stuff on the front and to also not use shirts with side seams.  I am not heeding that advice and am just using all of them.  I don’t think it really matters since these are being used for a rug.

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One continuous length of t-shirt.

After cutting off the hem, I just used the rotary cutter to cut 1″ strips and followed the rest of the directions on the video to create a length of “yarn”.IMG_1198

The left over – I wonder what I can use this for?  Any ideas?IMG_1201

Now there are four balls of t-shirt yarn.  I better get the loom warped up soon!IMG_1202

The stack of top halves has grown as well.  Hmm…I need to figure out what to do with them.