Turn old bedsheets into yarn. This tutorial has great pictures and clear instructions to make the whole process look easy-peasy.

Turn old newspapers into yarn. This method does require a spindle…

Recycle old sweaters (from your closet or thrift stores, for example) by taking them apart and using the yarn for something else. This site shows you how to take them apart, and this site has a PDF for a generic ball-band you can customize for your new(ly reclaimed) yarn.

One Response to “Free lunch: Make your own yarn without a spinning wheel”

  1. Chrison 02 Dec 2008 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the first link – I think it’d be cool to turn old t-shirts into a rug.