Recently, I've been delving into some very serious fiber arts tasks. Reclaiming yarn is something I have some experience in; Zach and I sometimes search for sweaters in thrift stores to unravel. In fact, I have a whole sweater's worth of gorgeous brown tweed that someday will be a sweater again once I find the perfect pattern. This time, I am making my own yarn out of fabric. Its much thicker than I thought it would be, but I'm using it to create a lot of useful items.
To make fabric yarn is pretty simple, but THIS is one of the best tutorials I've seen so far. There are a few things to consider: The t-shirt must have no thick paint printing and it also helps to not have side seams in the shirt you're using. For my rug, I included shirts with side seams, but its just a rug and you can barely tell. I've made some other yarn that is very smooth that I may use to make some kind of container. Its very thick and I think it would make a sturdy basket or storage box.