Friday, October 11, 2013

Strip a Shirt in Five Minutes

Yes! It's possible!
Just five minutes.
Get those scissors ready!
Here's how I strip a shirt for my rag rugs. . . .
Cut off Buttons
Trim off Collar

 Tear off button plackets; Trim bottom hem
 Clip from the bottom of the shirt every 1 1/2" or so;
I don't measure--it will all work into the weaving just fine.
Tear strips as far up as they will go. 

Trim off sleeve cuffs 

 Clip and tear up the seam; lay flat.
 Clip as before across the bottom of sleeve and tear upwards. 

 Go to the back of the shirt; Spread out flat; Cut straight across,
freeing the torn strips--
lots quicker than cutting each individual strip;
Do the same with the sleeves.
 There's often a 'V' shape left at the underarm; If it's large enough,
strip it, too; Tear strips at yoke.
 Here's all that's left!
I save the pockets for aprons and quilts.
Bundle and tie with the string from the cut-off hem.
That's all there is to it!
'Piece of Cake'