Here's a weekend project that's perfect for using those old race t-shirts! If you're like us, you really only wear a few favorites regularly. But, it's hard to part with that other pile... after all, you earned them! Here's a fun project. I promise it looks more complicated than it is!
Can you believe each of those little purses used to be a t-shirt?
First, you need to make a ball of t-shirt yarn.
There are several demos on Youtube- here's one for you!
You can purchase balls of t-shirt yarn on Etsy, but it's so easy. I can't imagine why you'd spend the money instead of using up your own shirts!
Second, do you know how to knit? If not, this is a good project to start with.
All you need to know is how to cast-on, do the knit stitch, and bind-off. There are lots of how-to-knit videos out there, but the ones at www.knittinghelp.com are my favorites.
Now that you're ready to knit, here is the pattern for your little purse. I recommend using large needles- size 13 or 15. This project knits up quickly. If you're an experienced knitter, the whole thing will be done in an hour. (I love instant gratification!) I used bracelets for handles- you can also use 3" craft rings.
Several people will be getting these little purses with a gift card this Christmas.
Of course, that's if Katie & Mandy don't claim them all.
What's the most creative thing you've done with an old race t-shirt?