We all have them, t-shirts that have served us well and we hate to see them go. Give them a new life by making them into tarn, yarn made from t-shirts. This pattern shows you how to use recycled tees two ways using a log cabin threading. Make a small table runner that an infinite number of uses or sew the fabric into cover for a tablet or add a strap of your choice for a crossbody bag.
Included in the pattern is step-by-step instructions with color photos to make tarn—yarn made from t-shirts.
This pattern is a free bonus patterns for Patrons of the Yarnworker School, gifted after the Summer 2018 rag rug weave-along. By popular demand, I’ve added it to the Yarnworker pattern collection.
8/4 Carpet warp, 1,680 yd/lb in two contrasting colors, a “light” and a “dark” (Shown here in Cotton Clouds Carpet Warp Purple and Ecru); recycled t-shirt in the same color as dark warp
Basic Skills Necessary
Ability to warp a rigid-heddle loom and manage multiple colors in the warp.
Willingness to make mistakes and laugh
Rigid-heddle loom with at least an 8″ weaving width, 8-dent rigid heddle, 3 shuttles, rotary cutter, self-healing mat.