Day 31 – T-Shirt Tote Bag

Hello Yearlings!

I have roughly a million old T-shirts sitting around my house and instead of throwing them out, I decided to make something with them. Most of them are a bit large on me or so old that they really shouldn’t be worn in public. The one I used today was something like 10 years old and never actually worn. I figured that after ten years, if I haven’t worn it yet I probably won’t so I might as well turn it into something cool.

I finally decided on making a re-usable bag. My friend Ella actually has turned me onto the idea of giving up something per month that I usually consume heavily. Plastic bags seemed like the perfect thing to give up. I actually have a crocheted market bag that I love to use, but I’ve only got the one and sometimes I need more than that.

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Take a T-shirt that you have lying around, preferably one you don’t really want to wear again.
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Cut off the sleeves and the collar.
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Next pin where you want the end of your bag to be, and sew it in place.
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Then cut off all of the excess fabric. You can toss it or maybe hold onto it for another project.
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Ta da! You have a new re-usable tote bag!

Ingredients:

1 Old T-shirt, preferably made of soft knit Jersey

Sewing Machine, preferably with thread

Pins

Rotary cutter, you can use scissors

This was a ridiculously easy project. I think it took me like ten minutes in total, and with more experience I could probably learn to do it in 5. This is a really amazing way to re-use and recycle things that you already have in my house. If you’re opposed to using plastic bags then this tutorial is most assuredly for you.

Lots of Love,

Maya

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