A Knitted Cushion project that shows how to make T shirt yarn! Repurpose what you have.
This is a great recycled craft to use up all those outgrown old T-shirts!
I am totally loving the bold black and white contrast of this Knitted Cushion. I’ve used a leather-like fabric in a brown shade for the back of the cushion.
October brings its cool weather and I always feel the urge to knit something. To sit by the fire with my loved ones around me, a blanket on my lap, and a good TV show on. This one is the perfect craft for the new #TGIT TV nights.
My love for yarn began as a teenager and has not abated at all! I love collecting pretty textured yarns. But making your own yarn is a whole new idea! That I got to repurpose something that we’ve outgrown is the best part.
But for this project, instead of pulling out new skeins of yarn, I got creative and made my own “yarn” this time. A nice bulky, textured yarn made from old ripped T-shirts.
It is super satisfying to cut up a bunch of old shirts to make your own T shirt yarn!
I am telling you, you need to pull out those shears and try making a knitted cushion yourself!
I ended up using 3 to 4 T shirts to complete this project. The black T shirt had a print on the front, so just used the back portion of it.
I love the grey striped area the most!
Once I had prepared my yarn, making this pillow was sweet- because I used a huge, ginormous size 19 knitting needles. These needles make sure that the project gets done within an hour!!
Okay, so now I know you are curious about how to make this yourself. I share the full step-by-step tutorial for this Knitted Cushion on the Fiskar Americas website. Click/Tap here to see the tutorial.
I went to the Fiskars link but could not find the instructions to make the T-shirt knit cushion
It seems like the link on the Fiskars site has changed. This is the new link and I will update it in my blog post above too 🙂 http://www2.fiskars.com/Ideas-and-How-Tos/Crafting-and-Sewing/Upcycling/Simple-T-Shirt-Knit-Cushion-Cover
I am really interested in making this pillow, however went to the recommended site and couldn’t find it. HELP
Here is the link! http://www2.fiskars.com/Ideas-and-How-Tos/Crafting-and-Sewing/Upcycling/Simple-T-Shirt-Knit-Cushion-Cover