T-shirt Tote

Okay, this is “sew” easy.  If you have an old t-shirt, a pair of scissors and can stitch a straight line, you can make this!!

Step 1 – Select a t-shirt you want to convert into a bag.  I used a few that the moths had helped themselves to.

Step 2 – Cut along the front of the collar’s edge.  Then cut along each arm hole on the inside (the shirt side) of the original seam.

Step 3 – Turn the tee inside out and run a straight hem across the bottom leaving about an inch or so.  If you need to trim along the bottom of the shirt before sewing the bottom of the bag you can do so.

Step 4 – Turn right side out and embellish as desired.  You could really go all out at this stage of the project.  I made these for my girls.  I added an asymmetric foam flower to Emily’s and a contrasting bow using grosgrain ribbon to add a little pizazz to one of the handles of Elaina’s t-shirt tote.


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  1. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can cut a small slit in the space below the seam along the bottom of the shirt and thread a string through it. Pull it tight and tie off. Your bag will have a round, gathered bottom.

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