Sunday, February 9, 2014

Recycle T-Shirts into Tote Bags!

Make use of those T-shirts you have and don't wear anymore - turn them into a tote bag!

These t-shirt totes are strong and washable! Use for groceries, library books, gym clothes or pool supplies, just to name a few!

You Need: 
  1. Heavy weight cotton T-shirt (heavy weight fabric & Youth size XL or Adult S or M work best) 
  2. 3- 5 straight pins 
  3. Pencil or pen 
  4. Dinner plate 
  5. Scissors 
  6. Sewing machine 

How To:
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • Turn the T-shirt inside out and pin the bottom of the T-shirt-- along the hem--- closed. 
For the tutorial with pictures for each step, visit:

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