In an effort to reduce our household waste, I am always looking for ways to reuse and recycle things. So when I finally decided that it was time to retire a sheet set from my linen closet I was left with a few choices. Donate it? No … After years and years of use — starting in my husband’s bachelor pad, then as our guest set, then as camping sheets — these sheets weren’t in any shape to donate. Throw them out? No … I hate wasting fabric. Recycle them … Yes!! And since I always have yarn on my mind, it was an easy decision what to recycle it into …Yarn! In this tutorial I will show you how to turn a flat sheet into one continuous ball of fabric yarn.
- flat sheet
Making Fabric Yarn
Cut off the sewn edges from around the sheet (Fig. 1). Fold the sheet in half from top to bottom and smooth fabric so that there are no creases or bumps. Cut strips approximately 1-inch wide starting from the folded end of the fabric and stopping about 1-inch from the other end (Fig. 2).
So far, so good?
Now, starting from one of the corners that was just cut, start rolling the strip into a ball. You should have one continuous strip of fabric (Fig. 4).