Friday, May 13, 2011

Upcycled T-shirt Bags

This was a craft from the Martha Stewart website. Now that my clothing needs have changed (everything must have easy boob access these days), I decided to clean out my closet. I had a couple t-shirts that I loved but just didn't wear anymore so I decided to make them into bags.

The basic instructions are: turn the t-shirt inside-out and sew the bottom shut. Turn right side-out and lay flat. Use a large bowl to trace a half circle at the neck then cut. Finally, cut off the sleeves and your bag is done.
I love these bags. These particular t-shirts were quite stretchy so they aren't great for carrying heavy things but they are perfect for taking a towel and a book to the beach or getting a few veggies from the store. They scrunch up into a pretty small ball so it's easy to just toss one in your purse. I might end up making all my old t-shirts into bags!

1 comment:

  1. These are super awesome! What a fun, quick, upcycled project. I think I need to give this a whirl now that knits no longer terrify me.