There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the KonMari method of cleaning. Basically, throw all your crap in a pile, keep the things you actually like (what “sparks joy”) and get rid of everything else. This is supposed to be as much of a psychological exercise as one meant for organization – and I could benefit from both.
The other day I kondo’d my closet and gave a lot of old clothes the kiss of death. So many things I’ve been holding on to for whatever reason. Things from at least two decades ago, remnants of boring jobs, things I knew I’d never wear again unless I were to guilt myself into it. Oddly enough, most of my discard pile was gray. Very blasé.
Some of the items I have are going to Goodwill, and the rest I will be re-purposing in my crafts. This tutorial is a play-by-play of what I’ve done to the old t-shirts.
Without further ado, here’s how to turn your old t-shirts into yarn:
Rotary cutter and mat, or scissors
H O W – T O
Note: I’m using a rotary cutter and a mat. If you’re using scissors it’ll be a little clumsier, but just follow the same cut lines. Perfection is not necessary (yay!).
Lay your t-shirt down on its back.
Cut approximately 1.5 to 2″ strips across the middle, leaving a couple inches unworked at the top. Cut all the way across when you reach the start of the sleeves, and set the top section aside.
(So… I guess I accidentally deleted the actual photo of this in my upload. Imagine the white lines are cut marks.)