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How To Re-purpose a T-shirt Into A Tote Bag

How to tun a t-shirt into a tote bag! Visit aheartfilledhome.com for the tutorial!

Anyone else have 72 old t-shirts laying around that they are just keeping around for the “memories” and to reminisce about when they used to fit? Anyone? Just me? Okay I probably don’t actually have 72, but its pretty close.

 

My to-do list definitely includes making a t-shirt quilt to help diminish my huge t-shirt stash, and this tote bag that I just finished up last week. I am in love with it’s new purpose, that it keeps this shirt’s “memory” alive, and that it was a no-sew project! It is seriously so simple and it takes only around 10 minutes to complete it.

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

 

The only tools that you need for this DIY project are:

• Scissors

• T-shirt

Seriously, that’s it!

Instructions

1. First you will cut off the sleeve on one side, then fold it over to create your “template” to show you where to make your cut on the opposite sleeve.

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

2. Then you will need to cut off the collar, I cut mine into a deep “V” so that this section doesn’t cut into your arm when you are actually using your tote bag.

3. Then I flipped the t-shirt inside out, trimmed off the bottom hem and then made cuts 3 inches high and around 2 inches wide. I eyeballed these cuts and didn’t measure them since they will be inside the tote when it’s done.

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

4. I then took 2 tabs from the top and bottom layer and tied them together once and then twice, like a double knot. I made sure they were tied tight so that they will be able to hold together when you actually use your bag.

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

Once they are all tied together, flip your bag inside out to reveal your finished product! I love how simple and functional this DIY t-shirt tote bag is. Now I can reminisce about the meaning of the shirt while I use it in a new way.

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

How To Re-Purpose A T-shirt Into A Tote Bag from A Heart Filled Home. Click through to find the tutorial!

Do you have any shirts you could make a bag out of? Do you have 72 in your closet like me? 🙂

 

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