It’s DIY FRI. again, where every week I try to post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be VERY REWARDING. Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.
I always love discovering ways to reuse and re-purpose old clothes and items that might normally be thrown into a big garbage heap. My friend Teresa handed me down this great sunny yellow shirt, which was was nice and brightened up my wardrobe. I wore it for a year, but the armpits were a little too tight. So when I was looking for a t-shirt to re-purpose, it was perfect!
I have found a few different ways to make a bag from a t-shirt. I am giving you two tutorials, one is a sewing tutorial, and the other one involves no sewing at all! I was inspired by first by a tutorial here at Saving for 6, that shows two different ways to sew them. Then I got an e-mail from the Gap (with no web-site tutorial link) that showed how to make a no-sew bag. I find it ironic that they were advertising NEW shirts that you can buy and make specifically for this project. ‘Why not use an old t-shirt you already have?’, I thought.
By the way large or extra large t-shirts will work the best, since they will give you the most room, and you can make the best long handles out of them. I have also used a dress with a hole in the bottom of it that Ellie loved and wore ALL OF THE TIME. So it’s nice that she can still use it even though it had a hole in it, and she has outgrown it. I have also made a bag out of a tank top, only cutting the bottom portion, since the original neckline worked well for the straps.
These bags are great for re-useable grocery bags or for toting toys and books. You can use it as a purse. The uses are endless.
Re-purposed t-shirt to bag Tutorial #1:
Need another idea about what to do with a t-shirt:
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