Monday, March 5, 2012

DIY t-shirt bags

I pinned this a while ago and absolutely LOVED the idea of it.  Not just for produce either(which was what the Pin labeled these as), I think it's such a cute bag, period.  So I made some.  Guess what?  I looooove them.  I want to make more.  I actually considered going and buying some t-shirts in colors I liked just for these bags.  I didn't do that though, I realized that would be a little crazy.
 Take an old t shirt, flip it inside out and cut out this shape(kind of like a 'U'), as big or little as you'd like.  Go from the bottom up, that way if you want to keep the hem that's around the waist of the shirt you can.  Some I kept on, some I cut off.  Next, stitch around the three sides to make your bag shape.  Next step is your holes.  I traced mine with pen first.  Make sure you do your handle first, then a few inches down start your holes.  I staggered the slits too by the way!
Now it's time to snip, snip, snip.  Snip all your slits!
 When you're done snipping stretch your bag out so the holes form.  I washed mine after I was done so they would curl just a bit and also to get all of the fabric crumbs off.  
 Here I am modeling a bag of bananas, HA!
 Another larger one, this one is more of a tote size.
All of the colors and sizes I made.  I love the ones that happen to have some t-shirt logo still on them, gives it some extra coolness.


  1. Such a great idea Linds. So cute - Libby

    1. Thanks, I'm obsessed with these things I think they're adorable and they are super handy too!

  2. Oh I love this! T-shirt projects are great! Please come share this at:

    1. Thanks for stopping by - your blog is great, I'm now a follower!


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