Scrappy fabric twine

I’ve discovered something really addictive. Making fabric twine out of material scraps. Kiss goodbye to your evenings this week, I’m sure you will be as addicted to this as I am!

Fabric twisted into twine

I found My Poppet’s Handmade Scrap Fabric Twine on Pinterest. I thought I’d give it a ‘quick go’ and ended up spending over an hour making a ball of twine. I kept telling myself I’d wind on one more piece and before I knew it I had 7 metres sitting on my lap! It’s really simple to make, you just twist pieces of fabric and wrap them over each other. You can find a tutorial video here and there’s also one on the post I’ve linked to above.

The twine in these photos was made from fabric scraps 2cm wide; the finished twine is about 4-5mm wide. Next time I’m going to use thinner pieces with the aim of winding something only a few millimetres thick. I’ll probably crochet the thicker ball and use the thinner one for gift wrapping.

Multicoloured fabric twine

Ball of scrappy fabric twine

The beauty of this twine is you can put any combination of colours and patterns together. In fact, the more different they are the better! I’m not sure what I’m going to use mine for yet but it’s a great way of using up waste fabric that would otherwise end up in the bin.

4 Comments

  1. I love this! I can see why it would get very addictive. I have about a gazillion pieces of scrap vintage fabric & never know what to do with them…until now. Found this post via ‘love all blogs’ 🙂

  2. I have a lot of bits of fabric. Too big to throw. Too small to make much with. Too nice to lose. Time consuming. Hmm. Maybe I could get the children interested in joining in. Thanks for sharing. Yours looks so pretty.

    • Thank you Cheryl! I had the same problem and I didn’t want to part with some of my scraps because the patterns were too nice. This was the perfect solution 🙂

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