DIY t-shirt yarn (with seams)

A lot of tutorials on the web show you how to make fabric yarn from seamless t-shirts however, you can also make yarn from t-shirts with seams! Here’s a tutorial to show you how, all you will need is an old t-shirt and some scissors.

Top tip:

* Do not forget to round the ends of each strip of fabric, this will make for a stronger more seamless join.

  • Nicole

    Love the tutorial and what a surprise to see the crochet hook I sent you! 🙂
    Hope you will have many hooky hours with it! 🙂

  • This is an awesome project and I wanted very much to add it to my “want To Try” Board at Pinterest. Alas, there’s no “Pin it” button!

    Might want to consider adding one to this website…please??? 🙂

  • CJ John

    Oh! Never mind! I see it’s at the top of the article!

  • CJ John

    Uh oh! The Pin it button doesn’t work!

  • Charlotte

    Your photo shows the part with the printing being cut into strips also. If you check existing info in books, magazines, & internet sites, they all say to cut off the logos, writing, etc first. Believe me, I’ve tried both ways & for knitting, crocheting, and braiding. The t-shirt yarn works up much, much, much better & neater to use just the plain part of the shirts. Yes, there are companies that use the process of infusing the ink into the shirt & if you have that kind, it’s okay, but when you can “feel” the layer of ink/logo/photo, it’s not using this process. (Note, if using plastic bags to make plarn, then no problem with the ink.)

  • rbjaneite

    This looks fun! What size hook do you recommend?

  • Lynn Perry

    No need to join the strips. Look here for a continuous length.