How to Cut T-Shirts for Rug Making

My Upcycled Braided T-Shirt Rug tutorial is consistently one of the most viewed posts on the blog, but I often get comments or emails asking me to clarify the method for cutting the t-shirt into strips.

I’ve made a short video that shows you how I do mine which should clarify the process. There are lots of different methods to do this that will still give you usable strips, but I think this is the easiest way and uses as much of the t-shirt as possible. This is how I do mine.

how to cut t-shirt yarn
You can also use this same technique to make t-shirt yarn for knitting and crochet, just look for t-shirts without side seams and cut the strips about 1″ wide.
Give this a go with plastic bags to make ‘plarn’.

Tell me how you get on.

x Cinti


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