so I kinda have an obsession with recycling at the moment. (Could be part of me being a poor student haha)
Oh well, so I just did this T-Shirt Reconstruction and now I decided to turn a couple of other old T-Shirts into eco friendly Yarn or so called Tarn. Isn’t it lovely how americans always manage to mesh words like that? Love it!
It took me like 20 Minutes to complete one ball of T-Shirt Yarn. Its very simple and with this tutorial there’s no knotting envolved. How sweet is that? It’s one continuous strand of T-Shirt Yarn. You can turn T-Shirt Yarn into so many DIY. I’m planning to make a rug out of it. And of course I’ll post that tutorial as well. You could also use it to make this camera lens pouch.
So let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- Old cotton T-Shirt
- Scissors (Farbic Scissors work best but any will do)
Cut the bottom of the T-Shirt off. Right under the armpits is best so you save as much fabric as possible.
Remove Tags if there’s any on your T-Shirt.
Now cut the T-Shirt into horizontal 1-inch wide stripes. Stop about 1 inch from one end to make the continuous strands. If you cut fully trough you will only have rings. Cut of the bottom hem.
Now you have to pull the strands and they will get a little longer and curl up by themselves. If you use fabric scissors your yarn will look much nicer and cleaner than mine but for the project I’m planning to do it’s not too bad if it has a little fringe.
This is the most important step to make one continuous ball of T-Shirt Yarn. You have to cut slightly angled from one strand to another as shown by the red lines in the picture below.
Now all you have to do it cut the strand at some point so you can roll it up into a perfect ball of DIY T-Shirt Yarn and you’re all set! Mine ripped at one point which isn’t as bad due to the fact that I would have to cut it up anyways.
It was about time for another Selfie. I’m wearing a C&A hat and an Urban Outfitters Jumper. The Lipstick it from Lush Cosmetics :)
So I got this pretty darn cool T-Shirt from my amazing brazilian friend Samira back in CT. I never wore it though due to it being kinda big on me. Now I had some time on my hands and I decided to reconstuct this T-Shirt to make it more custom and fitting. And if your’re interested in refashion one yourself I worte down a tutorial and took some pics so you can easily do it yourself as well!
So let’s get started. You’ll need:
- Old baggy T-Shirt
- Fabric Scissors
- Tailors Chalk
Draw a curve running one inch off the collar and cut it off using the fabric scissors.
Fold the back of the shirt in half. I used a folder to mark the stripes evenly.
Cut even strips about an inch wide from the top to the bottom. Gradually get wider towards the bottom. Pull the stripes individually to form string.
Use a pillow or two to stuff in the Shirt. This will make braiding easier. You could also use cardboard or a (if you have one and if you do I’m pretty jealous) mannequin. The top strand goes over the bottom and you pull the bottom strand through and continue like this with all the strings. You could also twist the strand before pulling the next one trough to create a different pattern. You can do this as often as you want to create a unique pattern. The last strand has to get cut in half and knotted on each side to secure the braids.
While cutting I cut trough a couple of strands by mistake. But that’s not a big deal just knot them back together and in the end you just cut off the excess fabric from the knot.
Cut off the sleeves and youré basically done. You will have a tank top. I didn’t like the look of it so I twisted the sleeves and now I like mine way better but that’s up to you.
I would love to see how yours turn out. Leave a comment with a link to your results :)
I had the chance to attend a really cool Birthday Bash for two Rock n’ Roll Lovers who turned both 50 and are great friends.
It was alovely party with a ton of bikers. Those are always the nicest I must say from my experience. They all watch out for each other. Hard shell but a soft inside.
Today I got my last wisdom tooth removed. So finally that is done! As soon as I have recovered there’s going to be plenty more DIY Tutorials coming your way. I’m really excited about that :) Take care
What an exciting game last night. I’m so proud of our Team!
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