T-Shirt Bag

August 2014 Up-Cycle


•Heavy weight cotton T-shirt (heavy weight fabric & Youth size XL or Adult S or M work best)
•3- 5 straight pins
•Pencil or pen
•Dinner plate
•Sewing machine

1.Choose an old t-shirt and smooth it flat on a table. Use scissors to cut and remove the sleeves-make sure you leave the seam in place-this keeps your tote strong!
2.Position a plate about halfway over the neck opening of the shirt. Trace the plate with your pencil or pen. This will be your cutting line to create the opening for your tote bag. Cut along the traced line with the scissors.
3.Turn the T-shirt inside out and pin the bottom of the T-shirt- along the hem- and sew closed.