After finishing my t-shirt upcycling post, I decided to go ahead and try to make one of the fun crafts. I didn’t have a lot of time so, I chose the one that seemed the easiest, the t-shirt bag (see original post here).
First, I chose an old t-shirt that was slated for Goodwill (Don’t judge me for this hideous t-shirt!)
The next step was to cut the sleeves off. I tried to do it so that the seams remained intact, but failed when my toddler was trying to grab the shirt from me. Note to self: do not try crafts, no matter how simple, when little one is awake!
I considered leaving the shirt like this and just wearing it! Tee hee.
Ok, so the next thing I did was cut the opening out of the top of the shirt. I just eyeballed it, I am sure there is a more precise way of doing this, but like I said I am not crafty (or maybe I am just lazy).
The last step was to attach a small safety-pin to a small strip of the shirt and thread it through the bottom hem. This is where the fact that I did not leave the seam was actually a good thing. I used the seam itself (I cut around it so that it was skinny enough) to thread through the hem. I thought this would make the bottom of the bag a bit stronger, but who knows. I think that the original instructions said to make two slits in the hem, but I made about 4. That way I could bunch the hem up at each slit as I went along.
So, as you can see it is not a beautiful bag (in fact, my husband thought it was hideous), but it is a bag none the less!