Does anyone ever have enough hot pads or pot holders or trivets for the kitchen? I know I never do. I’m always having to fold up kitchen towels to put hot dishes on the table or the counter.
I came across this Pin to make a ball of continuous t shirt yarn and this Pin to make a woven trivet. I decided I was going to combine both ideas and do it as cheaply as possible. (Look at my vintage Pyrex asparagus dish! It was 50% off, I think I got it for a $1.50 or less. I love vintage Corning ware and Pyrex. My cupboards are stocked with it.)
In the Pinterest tutorial for the trivet, she used stretcher frame. I’m not even sure what that is. I decided to go buy an ugly but sturdy wooden picture frame. I paid about a $1.
I bought a pack of nails at the Dollar Tree, and hammered them in every 3/4 inch or so. I eyeballed it.
On to the t-shirt yarn. I regularly use t shirts in my crafting, so I have one of those XL Ziplock bags stuffed full of old t shirts from home and 50 cent tshirts from thriftshopping.
I choose two t shirts to use — a brick red one and a dark heather gray. Our kitchen is white and black with some red thrown in. I thought they’d go well together.
First, only use t shirts that have no side seams. Surprisingly, I had these in my stash without side seams — it’s not something I even considered when I bought them. To make a good amount of t shirt yarn, get as large of a t shirt as you can find, preferably solid with nothing printed on it.
I folded the t shirt in half lengthwise and then cut a line across the width just under the arms and just above the hem. I wanted to keep as much of the t shirt as I could.
Once it was cut, I positioned the t shirt so that one side seam was about 2 inches below the other, as seen in the picture below.
That’s it! You’re done!!