Today's department is all about T-SHIRTS!
Cotton, stretchy, colourful t-shirts.
Rules and regulations:
1. You can cut a t-shirt into yarn or "TARN" because it doesn't fray but rather stretches into a lovely curled tubular yarn. And then well, you have yarn and can do all the usual amazing things with yarn!
2. Ribbed necks make excellent bag handles.
3. hems are little casings waiting to be transformed into many things. Don't throw out the scraps!
First off. Making continuous tarn-yarn from a t-shirt is a great trick. Here are some how to links:from Instructables and Mollie Makes
Once you have the yarn-tarn-tarn-yarn then you're off and running!
You can crochet bowls....
or make pom poms....
or vague useless tassels that just hang around.....
As for the leftovers:
Short yarn can be looped over a chain to create a tassel necklace
leftover bits of hems and necks can be made into little flowers for hair ties and clips....
And I very much enjoyed sewing little rectangles of hems together, in contrasting colours fringing them and using the existent casing for necklace making.
But wait! There are scraps! Sew little scrappy bits along a thread with a needle.
Use a wooden bead at each end to hold into place and left over tarn for the necklace and voila. I think I used every last skerrick!
And for the best and easiest no-sew-no-fuss bag check out this tutorial
These sell like hotcakes at the fete!
Here is a linky dink for more jewellery ideas here