From Rags to Bags
We never have a market bag when we want one, yet we always seem to have more t-shirts than we need. Sun Basket's Content Project Manager and DIY maven, Christina Stork, has found a clever solution with these easy-to-make t-shirt totes. With just a couple of strategic cuts and a single seam, she turns a shirt into an upcycled bag.
Tailor’s chalk or fabric pen
Sharp fabric scissors
Self-healing mat (optional)
Lay your tee shirt on a flat surface or self-healing mat. Using tailor’s chalk or a fabric pen, trace semi-circles around each arm as well as around the neck of the tee shirt. Trace a horizontal line across the bottom of the tee shirt 8”-10” down from the underarm seams.
Using your fabric scissors, cut along each line of chalk or pen. What remains should look like a tank top.
Turn the tee shirt inside out. Using a straight stitch, sew the bottom closed about ½” above the cut line. Repeat with a zig zag stitch over the straight stitch, to reinforce the bottom of the bag.
Turn the bag inside out and head to the farmer’s market.
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