Fabric Yarn

Hello Crafters!

Today I’m in spring cleaning mode; I feel like getting rid of everything I own so my house can be clean! One big nuisance that most people come across when cleaning is the dreaded ‘old clothes’ pile. I don’t wear them, I don’t fit in them, and I can’t bear to throw them out!

Of course there is the obvious option of donating them, but most of these clothes are ripped or worn so instead let’s…


The first thing you want to do is cut all your clothes into strips. The length isn’t too important just cut into whatever strips are possible based on the garment you are cutting! I would recommend that for width you go with about 1 inch so that your thin fabrics will still be strong.

Cut a small slit in each end of the fabric strip like in the picture!


Next you want to insert one strip into the slit you cut on the other strip. Insert it from the back of the hole and pull it through.


Next fold the strip forward and insert the end into the cut that you made on the same strip.


Gently tighten the fabric until you have a continuous strip!

That’s it! This is a really easy way to turn your clothes into yarn but it does take a while to cut all your clothes into strips. (Especially when they have zippers and buttons and such!)

It takes a bit of patience but it will be so worth it when you have your fabric yarn ball completed and you can use it to make whatever cool project you want!
I think I’ll be making mine into a braided rag rug so be on the lookout for that coming up!




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