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#CCCScrapThatChallenge Fabric Yarn

Project by Sarah Holliman AKA SJ Stitchery


How about using your scrap fabric to create a whole new medium to work with ?

Let’s have a go at creating our own Fabric Yarn

This project has been such fun.

I have used my scrap pieces to create Yarn.

Yes, cotton yarn, that you can actually knit or crochet with


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  • Various lengths of scrap fabric, you could use old clothing, fabric scraps, sheets, the only limit is your imagination!

  • Cardboard tube for ball inner

  • Rotary Cutter and Ruler

How to make your Fabric Yarn:

1. Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut your fabric pieces into strips measuring one inch wide.

You will need lots of strips, obviously the more strips you have the larger the ball of yarn.

2. Begin to join the fabric strips into one long length of yarn. I joined my strips in a bias binding method for extra strength.

3. Once all the strips are joined, fold the strips in half widthways and press with an iron.

4. Begin winding one end of the strip around a small piece of cardboard tubing.

Keep rolling your Yarn Ball until all the fabric is wound.

You are now ready to make something amazing !

I decided to make a crochet wall-hanging. I love crochet and it works really easily with Fabric Yarn. I used a No. 10 crochet hook and chained 8 stitches for my foundation row.

I simply worked in double crochet and kept repeating rows until my Yarn Ball was almost finished.

I added a couple of loops at the top of the piece to thread onto a wooden dowel and knotted a little of the remaining yarn at the bottom of the piece to create some cute little tassels.

Why not have a go at creating your own piece of wall art.

Experiment with knit or crochet and try larger or smaller needles to create different effects. You will be totally surprised at just what you can create!

To see more from Sarah, follow her on Instagram @sjstitchery or visit her website

Made by Sarah Holliman for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.


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