I go through a lot of fabric and have a huge pile of scraps, so in the pursuit of less waste, i’ve been trying to get into the habit of taking scraps and making them into fabric scrap “yarn”. I used it for my scrubby kitchen cloths and mostly for making storage baskets (which if you follow me on instragram you’ve probably seen some, but i don’t think i’ve blogged about them yet).
Here’s how i do it!
First you need to cut your fabric into strips. Here i am using my serger cut offs, they are roughly 1/2″ wide and are really great for knitting scrubby cloths. Starting with two pieces cut a slit into each end.
Thread one of the strips through the slit in the other. Always thread the longest/main strip through the strip you are adding on – it may not seem like a big deal at the beginning, but later on when you’ve added a lot of pieces, and your yarn is getting long, this order will make your life easier.
Now take the remaining end of the strip you are adding on and thread it through the slit on the main piece that you just threaded through. I know this may sound confusing, but try it, and once you’ve tried it makes more sense.
Here is what the join looks like once you’ve pulled the end of the added on strip through the slit
Now wrap up your ball and save it for using in your next crafty project!