If you didn't know it before, tarn is global. From United States to Netherlands, Sascha of A la Sascha shows us how to recycle a t-shirt into useful items for decorating your home.
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.
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
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.
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.
This has to be one of my favorite Moira Crochet's plarn designs. It is so adorable and something that both kids and adults will enjoy.
Thank you again, Moira Crochets, for another fabulous crochet plarn design!!
You can read more about Moira Crochets
and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
Jamie discovered her love for crafting with plarn after purchasing some from a crochet friend she met on Facebook.
Her first plarn design was inspired by teenage girls carrying small bags at church.
We all know plarn is beautiful by itself but The Crochet Foyer found a way to enhance it's beauty with ribbon.
This adorable free pattern designed by Jennifer Foyer shows us how to add ribbon as part of this cute bag.
Jennifer also offers step by step instructions on
How to Make Plarn
Kristy is no stranger to the art of spinning either with a spinning wheel or drop spindle. Her newest crochet design, Purple and Brown Plarn Market Bag, proves that spinning isn't limited to just fiber.
Thank you Kristy for another fabulous design!!
You can read more about Kristy and the other recycled designers
on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
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.
And I think you'll agree with me that handmade is always much better ....
you know how it is made and what it is made of.
That's what makes this market bag so irresistable.
Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Knit Market Bag
Randi of Dukes and Duchesses
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.
Just how easy is it to make Curtain Yarn, Cats Knits breaks the tutorial down in easy to follow steps.