Monday, January 28, 2013

waste not want not



When Buddy saw me crocheting strips of t-shirt, he said, "What is this, waste not want not?"

Waste not want not: If we are not wasteful of our resources that we currently have, we will still have them in the future.

You can call it recycling, reusing, re-gifting  whatever, but bottom line if it doesn't end up in the landfill it is a good thing.

Using up t-shirt scraps, byproducts of t-shirt quilt.

3 comments:

Linda J said...

pretty! I usually give most of mine to DJ for shop rags but this is a better solution for the tails of shirts. Bet it is sturdy too

Jeanne said...

Hi Susan,
How wide are your fabric strips? What size crochet hook are you using? I'm feeling a rug project coming on :)
Jeanne

Susan Tidwell said...

Crochet hook size N. Strips are about 3/4”. The heavier cotton shirts make fatter strips, so cut those a little narrower, 1/2 to 5/8. The looser you crochet, the softer the rug (my first attempt was so hard it would not have felt good to walk on).

Here is a good tutorial, especially how to join colors:

http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39345/how-to-crochet-a-rug-out-of-t-shirts/page/all

Enjoy!