T-shirts, Pouffs and Entry ways.

26 Apr

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Recently I saw this sweet entry way on Pinterest, and immediately I was in love.

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I thought, “when I eventually get an entry way in my house this is how I want it to look.”

Then, through a bit of Googling, I found these cute little crocheted pouffs

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and another site on tshirt yarn.

The next logical thought was, “I am going to make one of these little pouffs out of t shirt yarn to put in my non existent entry way.”

Yesterday I cleaned out Duckmans clothes so I had a bag full of little t-shirts  with which to practice making t-shirt yarn.

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First, you need to cut off the bottom hem and the top bit just under the sleeves.

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Then fold the shirt in half leaving about an inch allowance.

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Then you need to cut strips, probably about and inch or so wide, if it is too thin the fabric will snap later on, and don’t cut the allowance.

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Now, open it up so that the uncut bit is in the middle.

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To turn this into one long strip of fabric make diagonal cuts from one strip down to the next one.

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After this you should end up with one long continuous strip.

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Now for the fun part….pull and stretch the strip so that it lengthens (extra yarn…yay) and curls in on itself.

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It is best to use t-shirts with out side seams if you can, otherwise you will end up with bumpy bits like these…

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but since this was just a practice run I wasn’t  worried.

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This was quick and easy to do. I think I will now be scouring the op shops for some old seamless t-shirts to upcycle so that I can get started on my pouff. Oh and I also might have to get Mr Minx to finish renovating the front of my house so that I have an entry way to put it in!

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4 Responses to “T-shirts, Pouffs and Entry ways.”

  1. Beate ( Bay-Ott-Tay) April 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Too cool! Thanks for sharing!

    • craftyminx1980 April 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      You’re welcome. I can’t wait to get started on this project!

  2. toniandrukaitis May 1, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Interesting.

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