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Going green? It’s great to have reusable shopping bags handy. How about one that’s DIY, upcycled and customizable? All the better!
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This upcycled t-shirt market bag project from Michael’s was the perfect inspiration.
My take on the Upcycled T-Shirt Tote Bag
Materials I used:
- short sleeved sport gray adult medium t-shirt
- black parachute cord
- black distressed iron on letters
- gray thread
Skill Level: Easy
Project Time: 30-60 minutes
You’ll also need:
- sewing machine (optional)
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What I did:
1. Start with a washed, dried, and ironed t-shirt then flip inside out.
2. Next sew the bottom hem of the shirt closed using a sewing machine (you could also do this by hand).
3. Cut off the sleeves.
4. Cut off the neckline (squared).
5. Flip t-shirt right side out. That easy – it’s a bag!
The following steps are optional. Use your imagine to come up with your own creative take on it!
6. Embellish! I chose to use iron on letters (apply to t-shirt according to package instructions) but you could also decorate with fabric paint and/or stamps as shown in Michael’s instructions.
7. Cut two 12″ pieces of parachute cord and knot each end of each piece.
8. Using a needle and thread or sewing machine, attach the parachute cord for bag ties between each of the handles (at one knotted end).
All done! Place near the door, ready to toss in the car for shopping.
Cute, cute, cute! Love it! Easy to do with so many possibilities…love that kind of DIY, don’t you?
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