Fabric can also be used to create yarn.
She creates upcycled trivets and bowls from pillowcases. Pretty clever lady.
To make plarn you simply use plastic bags. Here's the link showing step by step how to make plarn.
A great resolution this year would be to continue to craft and create using materials we already have around the house. In the process you will join the many who are working to decrease the amount of waste. Some of the Stitch in ladies are already doing this. Rita's gnomes outfits are made from upcycled wool. She gets her wool from Goodwill. Consider using ties made out of wool to create small softies as the one in the picture above.