I cut up a few shirts and made a rug for my etsy and thought that was the end of it. I explained how to do it here.
But I've been eyeing every t-shirt in the house lately and somehow, I managed to come up with enough this week to make this.
I've put it on my etsy for sale, but I think I have to make one for myself. The storage possibilities are endless and because the t-shirts make a thicker "yarn" than actual yarn, this basket actually holds its shape and stands up more like a basket.
And then I came to grips with that reality and decided I'll keep my ideas to myself and not make 25 baskets before September. Can you imagine THAT insanity?
And I know what you're thinking: have them make their own. Maybe 2 of them could do that at the beginning because they have a grandmother who already taught them. For most, it took the entire year to be comfortable with holding the hook and yarn and complete their way around a granny square without help. They're only 9-11 years old and most have never handled yarn crafts before.
Those first few weeks- oh I don't relish starting that again next month. Hooks falling, girls crying, work being ripped out over and over and being asked 456,000 times in 50 minutes: now which hole do I go into?
Umm, try the one over there behind the bookcase that teleports your into another universe- oh sorry, I digress.
Anyway, I swear this basket is my last t-shirt upcycle for a while.
But then there's this...