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Make a Reusable Shopping Bag from an Old T-Shirt

Make a Reusable Shopping Bag from an Old T-Shirt

I’m always on the lookout for creative uses for t-shirts. We have a bunch collecting dust in our closets and they are readily available at resale shops.Martha Stewart has a fabulous idea for making a reusable shopping tote out of t-shirts. What a fun way to reuse all those souvenir and college tees. This bag is simple to make:

Sew the very bottom of the t-shirt together, then cut off the sleeves, and cut around the neckline. I’m already thinking up ways to fancy this up (reinforcing the top and using ribbon trim and handles, etc). Visit Martha’s link to watch a video and get step by step directions.

This project is simple, so even my youngsters can make these with minimal help– the bags make wonderful sleepover packs. (Pssst… you can also make pillowcases.)

What other reuse projects do you know of using old t-shirts?

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By Jamie Ervin, Green Options

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1:16AM PST on Mar 10, 2013

I want to make something out of my two Buffy the Vampire Slayer t-shirts. They are size large and I am a small so I'm not going to be wearing them.

4:55AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thanks ..

2:18AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

If only I could sew

1:18PM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thanks

9:59AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

thanks

9:29AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Good ideas

4:36PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

will do

1:30AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thanks

7:13AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thanks!

6:30AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thank you

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