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robotdinosaur
« on: January 09, 2009 10:40:43 PM »

I am super excited about this.
I have a lot of clothing laying around that i dont wear anymore.
I usually donate it, but this year as im hard on cash, i decided to try to use it all for my crafts!

I have a bunch of ideas so far but this is my favourite!

I cut up a couple of jersey-type shirts and made it into yarn,
which i then knit into super awesome durable recycled dishcloths!







so, what do you think?
and do you have any other ideas of what i could do with all those clothes?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009 11:11:10 PM »

what a great idea! too bad I cant knit  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009 11:28:43 PM »

Great GREEN idea. You can also make rugs with old t-shirts. Like this one
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246454.0;all
or this one
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234617.0;all
I have yet to try and recycle my toss-outs, but I will deff do something with them this yr.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 12:00:48 AM »

They also make great baskets for holding craft projects and such. I've been crocheting them with woven (non-stretchy) fabrics, but I'm sure you could knit something up with your jersey and it'd come out great.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 12:54:45 AM »

Great idea!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 03:02:09 AM »

A knitting mag i`ve bought this week, Simpy Knitting has a pattern for a sort of string bag made with old t shirts, I love your dishcloths Grin
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thriftygoddess
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 03:51:47 AM »

This is such a good idea!! They look like the kind of thing people would pay lots of money for in some boutique so they could feel righteous about recycling. You are doing the sensible thing though, and making them for yourself! Thrifty, crafty and useful Cheesy and wrapped up like that, they would make a cute gift too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009 04:47:24 AM »

This is such a great idea, very green! Genius.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 07:54:24 AM »

I've just knitted long rows of different colored t-shirts, then hand sewn them together for a rug.  I actually made one 3 years ago that I still use in our bathroom.  It goes in the washer & dryer easily and is still soft and cushy to stand on.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009 07:58:48 AM »

in a older green issue of knit.1 they used tshirt "yarn" for small bags and coin purses knitted.  I have been keeping our old tshirts for this just have not had time to do it I wanted to do a rug as someone else mentioned.  Oh and a mat for our dogs to lay on
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