Have You Ever Knit with Fabric?

Knit a funky pillow using fabric as yarn.Knitting with fabric, whether T-shirt yarn or another material, can be a lot of fun. It’s usually pretty bulky yarn, meaning you can knit up a project in a flash that has a lot of texture and personality.

For example, there’s this fabric cushion from We are Knitters. It’s worked in two pieces in double moss stitch, with tassels for the ends. The company sells a fabric yarn to go with this free pattern, but you can also make your own to make this a recycling/upcycling project as well as a fun accessory for your home.

Check out my instructions for making T-shirt yarn, which is similar to making fabric yarn. I have a friend who has a ton of old sheets torn up for photo backdrops, and I’ll bet they’d work for knitting as well.

Have you ever done this? I’d love to hear about it!

[Photo via We are Knitters.]

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