I have been making a lot of plastic yarn out of old shopping bags lately as part of a project for my daughter’s school. It’s a lot of fun to use unconventional materials on a traditional handcraft like knitting or crochet.
You probably know that you can make yarn out of T-shirts and fabric as well, but have you ever considered making yarn out of old jeans? Fiber Artsy & Craftsy has a great tutorial, and it’s actually pretty easy, but you do need sharp scissors and strong hands to do it.
The tutorial doesn’t show what she did with the yarn — though there is a pattern on the site for crocheted trivets — but I think it would be great for hot pads, baskets or bowls, or other home items. It could also make a really cool pillow for a kid’s room or a man cave.
What do you think? Would you make denim yarn? What would you do with it? It’s kind of pretty just in balls, too.
[Photo via Fiber Artsy & Craftsy.]