Shopping Bags from Favourite T-shirts

23 Sep

Don’t know what to do with that old favorite  t-shirt in your wardrobe? Here is a simple way to make it more useful (since you do not want to give it away yet). It is beautiful, colorful(depending on what you have) and relatively easy to make. Would help you reduce waste and the use of plastic bags.
STEP ONE

Take an old T-shirt and turn it inside out. Draw a bag shape you like. (You can make it as small or large as you want.)

STEP TWO

Cut through both layers so you have two identical pieces. You can leave the shirt’s hem intact or snip it off.

STEP THREE

Stitch the two pieces together all the way around, leaving the bag’s opening untouched.

STEP FOUR

To prevent fraying, either serge or apply a narrow zigzag stitch to the edge.

STEP FIVE

Use a ruler and ballpoint pen to draw dashes across the fabric. Important: Leave room four inches from the top for your handle

STEP SIX

Using scissors or a rotary cutter, snip along the lines, making sure to stagger your cuts. Cut a longer slit two inches from the top—this will be your handle—and shape the sides if you wish.

STEP SEVEN

Then streeeeeetch the bag.

STEP EIGHT

That’s it! If you wash and dry your bag, the slits curl up a bit and it looks even better. You can use them for shopping for produce at Wuse market, Mushin or Ariaria market.

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Culled from Ecouterre, created by Delia Randall of Delia Creates 

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