DIY, Tutorial, yarn

How to make t-shirt yarn from old pj’s

If you read this blog, you know I like t-shirt yarn. I devoted one of my first posts to a t-shirt yarn storage basket and a tutorial on how to make the yarn. It’s an excellent way to re-purpose t-shirts into crocheted or knitted items and a great activity for kids. This pictorial will show you how to make t-shirt yarn from old pajama pants!










NOTE: When I made t-shirt yarn for my basket, from t-shirts, I stretched it quite a bit. That means, before I rolled into a ball, I took about 1 foot between my hands and pulled outwards to make the fabric roll onto itself. I must say this didn’t work very well in the case of the pajama pants fabric, I think it made it too thin. My rule of thumb would be, if you feel like your fabric has a lot of stretch (high spandex content), pull it, if not, better not to do so.


2 thoughts on “How to make t-shirt yarn from old pj’s

  1. Huibre says:

    This looks like something I also can do. I really want to try this, but I do not know the size of the pin must be for crocheting. I hope this is what you call it.

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