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T-Shirt Yarn Made from Repurposed Cotton T's

Maryland, United States · 330 Sales

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T-Shirt Yarn Made from Repurposed Cotton T's

Maryland, United States 330 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(84)

Announcement   T-shirt Yarn is the easiest and most forgiving crochet medium. There are so many things to make with T-Yarn. Bracelets, rugs, blankets, baskets, headbands~ and the colors! Usually one-of-a-kind and oh so fun! Our Tshirt yarn makes a great gift for jewelry makers,crocheters, and knitters who are looking for something different to use in their craft. Hula Hoop Rug Loops, crafters cords, tshirt yarns: Try some Tshirt yarn today! Visit us on Pinterest for inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/weirdtraffic/

Use T-Shirt yarn as you would with any yarn project. And jewelry project! Try stick weaving, finger weaving, arm knitting, rug making. The Easy Peasy T-shirt Rug in our shop is one of the easiest crafts you can complete on your own and display proudly. Use our crafters cords for party favors and bracelet making activities.

WATCH OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO TO SEE HOW OUR EASY PEASY TSHIRT YARN RUG
IS TO MAKE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPA03MHL_8


NFL FOOTBALL TEAM spaghetti necklaces are here. These infinity necklaces are made from recycled 100% cotton t-shirts. They are fun to wear, machine washable and dryable, and are a pretty neat concept for wearing natural, organic, alternative jewelry.

Get Grandma a T-shirt to wear while holding the baby! Toys attached to our shirts give the baby interactive play, which means she will be in your lap longer. And who doesn't love that? Also available on skinny scarlettes.


Our scarves and yarns are made from recycled cotton Tshirts. Our t-shirt infinity scarflette is a trendy accessory that is fun to wear. They are perfectly worn all year 'round, and they add just a touch of color to any wardrobe. Like grabbing my favorite pair of jeans, there is an element of comfort in wearing something so soft and casual...shabby chic, bohemian,eclectic~ scarflettes keep the neck colorful and warm without all the bulk.

Processing~It takes me about an hour to process one T-shirt. First I cut off the sleeves, hem, and collar. Then I cut my strips into one inch wide pieces, or a one inch wide continuous skein. After stretching, I either have a bundle of yarn or a bundle of strips.

1 inch width = 4 WPI (wraps around a ruler per inch)

4 wpi is thick 4 wpi is the best in my opinion~ great for beginners!
5 wpi is thinner (closest to regular yarn)

All our shirts are washed in fragrance free detergent before processing. We use the body of the shirt for our infinity scarves, and the sleeves for headbands.

Our T-shirt yarns are often used for making rag rugs, crocheting, jewelry, and other fun crafts. What will you create?

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 4, 2016

T-shirt Yarn is the easiest and most forgiving crochet medium. There are so many things to make with T-Yarn. Bracelets, rugs, blankets, baskets, headbands~ and the colors! Usually one-of-a-kind and oh so fun! Our Tshirt yarn makes a great gift for jewelry makers,crocheters, and knitters who are looking for something different to use in their craft. Hula Hoop Rug Loops, crafters cords, tshirt yarns: Try some Tshirt yarn today! Visit us on Pinterest for inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/weirdtraffic/

Use T-Shirt yarn as you would with any yarn project. And jewelry project! Try stick weaving, finger weaving, arm knitting, rug making. The Easy Peasy T-shirt Rug in our shop is one of the easiest crafts you can complete on your own and display proudly. Use our crafters cords for party favors and bracelet making activities.

WATCH OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO TO SEE HOW OUR EASY PEASY TSHIRT YARN RUG
IS TO MAKE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrPA03MHL_8


NFL FOOTBALL TEAM spaghetti necklaces are here. These infinity necklaces are made from recycled 100% cotton t-shirts. They are fun to wear, machine washable and dryable, and are a pretty neat concept for wearing natural, organic, alternative jewelry.

Get Grandma a T-shirt to wear while holding the baby! Toys attached to our shirts give the baby interactive play, which means she will be in your lap longer. And who doesn't love that? Also available on skinny scarlettes.


Our scarves and yarns are made from recycled cotton Tshirts. Our t-shirt infinity scarflette is a trendy accessory that is fun to wear. They are perfectly worn all year 'round, and they add just a touch of color to any wardrobe. Like grabbing my favorite pair of jeans, there is an element of comfort in wearing something so soft and casual...shabby chic, bohemian,eclectic~ scarflettes keep the neck colorful and warm without all the bulk.

Processing~It takes me about an hour to process one T-shirt. First I cut off the sleeves, hem, and collar. Then I cut my strips into one inch wide pieces, or a one inch wide continuous skein. After stretching, I either have a bundle of yarn or a bundle of strips.

1 inch width = 4 WPI (wraps around a ruler per inch)

4 wpi is thick 4 wpi is the best in my opinion~ great for beginners!
5 wpi is thinner (closest to regular yarn)

All our shirts are washed in fragrance free detergent before processing. We use the body of the shirt for our infinity scarves, and the sleeves for headbands.

Our T-shirt yarns are often used for making rag rugs, crocheting, jewelry, and other fun crafts. What will you create?

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Mehndi Station on Aug 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just got my yarn. Colors are light this is what I was wishing for. Now I am excited to show my creativity. ?

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Upcycled T-Shirt Scarves in many rainbow colors!

T-shirt Yarn is the easiest and most forgiving crochet medium. Tshirt yarn is also known as "tarn" and T-Yarn. It is almost always upcycled from old T shirts. This is because the cotton has been well worn and perfectly soft and still durable, and just slightly stretchy.

The most fun part about using T-shirt yarn is selecting the colors that personally appeal to you. My shop has a wicked cool variety of tie dye yarns and strips.

Strips make great necklace cords, and adding crimpers to the ends and a jump ring and clasp makes for something different in jewelry making.

I use every part of the Tshirt that I can. It takes approximately one hour to process a shirt I link together collars and hems to make the crazy rag scarves. My favorite scarves are the ones I link the sleeves together to make.

It is a lot of fun to find t-shirts and turn them into something new. I do try to alternate my methods, using the shirts for strips and then usually the solid colors for skeins of t-yarn. If you see one of our t shirt scarves in a color you wish to be turned into strips or loops, let me know and I will process it accordingly.

Colors~If you don't see your desired T Yarn color or color combination listed, let me know and I will hunt it down and gather it for you. For instance, color combinations are fun for showing school or team spirit especially when putting together bracelets and cuffs for your order...

Infinity Scarves~I can't get enough of these. My T-Shirt scarves are my "go to" accessory. Either I am adding one for comfort, a touch of color, or a little bling~ I always feel a little more dressed when I wear one.

They are like reaching for my favorite pair of jeans or my most cozy socks. They look great well-worn and are fun to play with! Sometimes I place them over my head and feel like I am wearing a necklace, and sometimes I like to wrap them around my wrist several times...maybe I will use them as a headband...

Before I leave, I don't just reach for my pocketbook, I grab one of my fun T-Shirt scarves~ they have a million uses. And they always get compliments. Even my naked dog, Ace likes to wear them! (He knows they're cozy.)

Also a member of teamecoetsy and other recyling/repurposing shops. Go green!

Thanks for stopping by, and take care.

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  • Deana

    T-shirt Hunter Gatherer

    I have a lot of fun finding vintage T-shirts in groovy color combinations. Nothing says HIPPIE like Tie Dye. I take apart these funky, soft, well-loved cotton T-shirts and repurpose them into scarves, headbands, team bracelets, yarns, and rag rugs.

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