Toothbrush Baskets


Price includes 4 hours of class.

A virtual class with Linda Pietz

Jan 13, 2:00-4:00pm and Jan 14, 2:00-4:00pm CST

Like most people, you probably have old T-shirts that you hate to throw out. What to do with them? Linda’s solution: make baskets. Learn to prepare the strips, start the basket, increase for the base, shape the sides, and finish off.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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We will use an old technique for constructing the baskets; similar to naalbinding, it is sometimes known as looping. There will be time to learn the entire process from cutting the T-shirts into strips for their new life, to building the basket from base to rim.

Toothbrush baskets is an odd name, but if you are reading this, it did pique your interest. The reason for the name is that when toothbrushes had holes in the ends, they could be cut into a needle shape and used to hold the strips for looping into baskets. After taking this class, you can use strips of wool or cotton for your next basket or continue to use T-shirts.

Special Skills

Supply List
• 6 + T-shirts without side seams
• Rotary cutter and mat
• Quilt ruler
• Wooden or plastic rug needle available from Etsy, Dewberry Ridge or Amazon – the needle you select must accommodate a one-inch wide piece of T-shirt material

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique




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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tooth brush baskets

A fun class, taught by an excellent teacher. Linda Pietz not only explains things in a very easy to understand way, she is also very positive and works with every student to be sure that they understand the process.

Eileen H.
Intro to looping with toothbrush needle

Hi Stitches community! Add this technique to your creative repertoire by making a small basket - both beautiful and useful ! Be sure to use a thick large eye rug needle to make gripping and pulling the loops through more comfortably. I used a large tapestry needle to see if I’d like the technique before buying a toothbrush or nalbinding needle, so happy to say I liked both the process and the results, but my joints were aching a few days afterwards. Fun technique for making baskets and rugs!