Posts Tagged ‘tshirt yarn’

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Craft Inspiration Board

February 2, 2012

Hey followers!

Some lovely ladies I work with are hoping to start selling some crafts at local shows and they asked me to join!  This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but now that the opportunity has shown itself, I can’t figure out what I want to mass produce and sell.  I decided to create a little inspiration board from my favorite pinterest pins and I couldn’t even fit all the fun things I want to make (or mass produce) onto a single board.  (Which means watch for another posting later with more inspiring pins!)

Here are my ideas so far:

1. Apron – anthropologie.com (top left), 2. Bib from recycled t-shirts – UCreate (middle top), 3. Red apron from Burda (top right), 4. Tie Necklace – MaybeMatilda (middle), 5. T shirt Scarves – I Still Love You (bottom right), 6. Canvas with wooden letters painted white – NotOnTheHighStreet.com (bottom left)

I know these are sort of all over the board, but some require more time, some require more supplies, effort, etc.  I would really love to add some ideas involving felt in here, or the flowers from my wedding (which I’ll blog about ASAP).

If you were going to sell a craft at a show, what would it be?  I’d love to hear what you would do!

Happy Crafting,

Amanda

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T Shirt Yarn: Necklace!

August 22, 2011

I cut up an old t-shirt and made lovely yarn (see last Monday’s post for a tutorial).

I found all sorts of really fun projects that could be done with this new yarn of mine and decided to start with a necklace.  Now I actually cut this yarn out differently than the tutorial says and I’ll explain that here.

How to:
1. Lay out the tshirt you want to cut flat on your cutting board (if using a rotary cutter).


2. Cut the shirt just below any text and right above the hem at the bottom.
3. Cut this portion of the shirt into strips so you end up with loops the width of the tshirt.  They can be as small as 3/4 of an inch to 2 inches.  The shirt will fold into itself so it shouldn’t be too big or too small.  I cut mine 1 inch wide.

4. After they are cut, pull the loops until they fold over and look like yarn.

5. Cut one end of the loop to have one long strand of tshirt yarn.

6. Leaving anywhere from 3–12 inches remaining, secure the clump of yarn (minus one piece to use at the end for tying) under a heavy piece of furniture or vase so you can braid a tight necklace.  I ended up with 9 pieces of yarn in this segment so I split it into 3 groups of 3 and began braiding till I had the same distance at the other end that I left at the top.

7. Bring the two unfinished ends together and tie the leftover strand of yarn to secure the braids from undoing.

You have a finished necklace!

Variation: once you finish step 2, you could splatter paint, or dye your t shirt to make it more exciting.

Happy Braiding!
-Amanda!

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T-shirt yarn!

August 15, 2011

I recently learned how to make t-shirt yarn from many blogs out there in the blog-o-sphere.  (Is that what it’s called?  very sciency if you ask me.)

Anywho, I have a million old t shirts that I keep telling myself I’ll either quilt or make into a scarf, so now I can add “tshirt yarn” to that list!

Here’s a great tutorial on how to do it:

http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/03/tutorial-t-shirt-yarn.html

 

*UPDATE: Another good tutorial is here:  Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn | Free Pattern & Tutorial at CraftPassion.com

My following posts will involve what I did with my tshirt yarn!

Happy yarning!
-Amanda!