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Upcycled Tee Two Ways

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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.

(Need to freshen up these skills check out Weaving 101: The Basics and Weaving 201: Colorwork at the Yarnworker School.)

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.