Polly of ReStitch Yarn incorporates both beauty and usefullness in her recycled designs. Her designs range from wearable bands & bracelets with a purpose to cup cozy.
| || |As a runner, she understands how easy it is to get a runny nose and believes
"the long sleeves were practically invented for this problem"
so she created the
| |Going out with the girls, here is a fashionable way to
"keep visual track of the number of drinks consumed by the number of bracelets you have on" with the
| |And since you'll probably have a little extra tarn left over, why not make something to accompany your morning cup of coffee or tea with the adorable
Polly has your creative juices flowing but you just don't have time to make the tarn yourself,
don't worry - she's got that covered too with her ReStitch Yarn Shop.
She offers a wide variety of t-shirt yarn in beautiful colors and weight.
Chunk Weight Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
Tarn (t-shirt yarn)
Thank you again, Polly of ReStitch Yarn for more fabulous
knitted t-shirt yarn designs!!
You can read more about Polly and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designers' page.
I'm pretty sure we all have one - the dreaded sock pile. You know how it is, 2 go in but only 1 comes out. Or, you're doing spring cleaning and just cleaned out a drawer. On the floor in front of you is this pile of old, holey, mismatched socks. Of course, you're first impulse is to throw them away. DON'T!!!!!Penniless Parenting
wows us with her creativity by showing us just how useful old, holey socks can be beyond wearing them - on your feet that is.
If that's not enough, she takes the upcycling to yet another level by designing an adorable button to compliment the backpack from a bottle cap and t-shirt yarn.
The name says it all - RecycleCindy. Over the years, we have enjoyed with enormous pleasure the free patterns RecycleCindy has generously offered on her website and await with great eagerness what this fabulous designer will make next.
This creative designer has made things from children to adults, from kitchen/bath to rugs, from dolls to holidays.
RecycleCindy has recently expanded her clothing/accessory line into a new territory - footwear.
Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals
And why not? I've always said that there is nothing that can't be made with plarn that can be made with regular yarn.
Any plarn crafter knows that an item made with plarn is not only very durable but even washable.
If you want to make a pair for yourself or surprise someone with a pair, RecycleCindy also offers an easy to follow tutorial on how to make plarn from plastic bags.
Thank you again, RecycleCindy, for another fabulous design!!
You can read more about RecycleCindy and the other recycled designers
on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
Market Bags are so versatile and an important accessory for any trip to the grocery store, farmer's market or produce stand.
For some, a market bag is just as important or almost as important as .... coupons!!!
But not just any market bag will do - especially not something mass produced.
Just think 5 t-shirts is all you need to knit one just like it yourself
Randi will even show you how to make
the t-shirt yarn with her step-by-step tutorial.
When faced with the dilemna of what to do with curtains that are stored away taking up space, Cats Knit has the solution. Easy - just make yarn!!
And after you make the yarn, make rugs!! This talented designer generously shares with us her knit rug patterns.
Curtain Yarn Rug #1
Curtain Yarn Rug #2
Just how easy is it to make Curtain Yarn, Cats Knits breaks the tutorial down in easy to follow steps.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's
newest Recycled Designer,
Catrina Lawrence of Cats Knits.
(also on Ravelry)
You can read more about Stefanie and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
When faced with a decision of what to do with extra fabric laying around the house, contibuting to overfilled landfills wasn't even a consideration for Teresa. She knew the easiest way to recycle textiles is to repurpose them. And, I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say her efforts were successful.
Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer, Teresa Alvarez, shares with us her unique fabric yarn bag designs.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer,
You can read more about Teresa and the other
recycled designers on the
'Meet The Designers' page.
Krispian Lowe shows us that even old shirts or other old clothing that cannot be donated to charity shops can be repurposed.
Kayla not only enjoys coming up with new designs but enjoys giving them away as well to family and close friends. Her designs are user-friendly and made to be enjoyed by everyone including the family pet, Tony.
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Kayla's most recent design is Tony's Toy Tote that was created with plarn and finished with tarn. This design is a successful example of how beautiful recycled yarn combinations can be.
If you need help in making plarn, Kayla has done an awesome job with this instructional how-to 'Prepare Your Plarn' tutorial.
Let us not overlook this very creative dish scrubby made from potatoes, onions, apples, and garlic food packaging mesh bags that Kayla recycled into yarn.
Please help me give a huge thank you to Kayla on her adorable free crochet patterns that she makes available on her website, Kayla K's Thirfty Ways
, for all to enjoy.
RecycledCindy continues to delight us with her most recent beautiful designs -
Plarn Laundry Basket
Recycled Pink Plastic Purse.
We can't help but marvel at the beautiful colors, the size and style of each bag.
However, what makes the 2 newest designs even more remarkable is the number of plastic bags she used to create them. RecycleCindy has successfully kept 200+ plastic bags from ending up in the trash which is 200+ less in the landfill which is 200+ less from harming the environment .
Please help me give a huge thank you to MyRecycled Bags on the two newest free patterns that are made available on her website, MyRecycled Bags for all of us to enjoy.