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How to Cut T-Shirts into Strips

Quick and Easy Fabric Recycling

Finding t-shirts that have one more use left in them before they can be cut up for rags is the easy part; I hate to waste anything, and often buy gently used large sized t-shirts at the thrift store to use in crafts.

How to Cut T-Shirts into Strips - easily and quickly...

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My most recent hobby is to cut the t-shirts into strips and then knit them into rugs.  I'm fascinated by the sheer amount of colors and textures, and this is a great way to add some pizzaz to your home.

The biggest draw back to using t-shirts like this is the cutting part.  What a pain! 

However, I've discovered (thanks to my Mum seeing this method on TV and sharing it with me) a new and really simple way of cutting them into nice even strips, ready to knit.

Buy the largest size of t-shirts you can find - if they have a bit of printing on them, that's fine, but try to keep it to a minimum.

Helpful Hint:

Look for t-shirts that are made out of a tube, rather than those that have side seams.  This makes one long strip without the seams, and is a lot smoother to knit.

Sharp scissors are essential for this. Here is a selection from Amazon of the best scissors for this kind of project.

Click on any picture to open the slideshow and see a bigger image for more detail;

What can you use these strips for?  How about a braided, woven, knitted or crocheted scatter rug?  These old time ways of reusing old clothes and keeping them out the landfill is making a come back for that rustic accent for your country style life.




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