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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

T-Shirt Bag Tutorial

I began my up-cycling journey by whipping up a few T-shirt bags for myself and for some friends. Yeah people laughed, but come on it is an easy fun way to take an old Rockstar T-shirt and turn it into a usable bag to cart your groceries or craft supplies in.

So grab your favorite T-shirt and lets get creative together.

You will need:

  • T-Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine or Serger
So grab a T-shirt or two and whip up a quick bag. You will be in shock at how much you will use this soft T-shirt bag.
Start by laying your shirt flat on your cutting surface.I love finding random T-shirts from Goodwill and using them. I have no idea if Northstar Lacrosse really exists, but I love the color.

Lay a circular object on the neck of the T-shirt. You want the bag to have a wide enough opening so that you can put plenty of goodies in it.



Trace a circular around the neck. I used a fabulous fading marker that leaves no trace of even existing after 48 hours.


Cut out your neck with scissors.


Cut off the sleeves. I have a crazy addiction to my circular cutter but you can definitely use regular scissors. I cut on the inside of where the sleeve meets the rest of the shirt.


I love my circular cutter.




Turn your T-shirt inside out and sew a straight line across the bottom. I used a serger, if you are using a standard sewing machine you will want to use a straight stitch and then follow up with a zig-zag stitch for added strength.



I like to use fray check on the ends of pretty much everything I sew. I just hate when things fray. Voila, you are totally done with your entire project. turn it inside out and you have a T-shirt Bag to tote everything around in.





The finished project is ready to go!

Enjoy and let me know how it goes.


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Comments

Theresa said…
Beyond cute! What a great idea!!!! This would make such a great beach bag.
~Crystal~ said…
Oh my goodness, I love your blog! You are a woman after my own heart! I love recycling t-shirts, but lately I've been getting stumped. So, you are an answer to my prayers. Yay, can't wait to read more of your blog. :D
MJ said…
This is such a good idea :)
Thank you for your lovely comment on my Yoyo blog :) I'm so happy to see that people actually get ideas from it!
Anonymous said…
Cute and easy! Thanks for sharing!
AJ said…
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
Such a great way to recycle old t-shirts, and cute too. :-)
amber. said…
Oh My Dodd! ;)
I LOVE the t-shirt bags. I'm making one tonight! *squeeeeee*
How neat and easy! :)

~Kim
Kristi said…
You have such great ideas! How fun! :)

I'm stopping over from Blog Frog. I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime.

-Kristi
Anonymous said…
Crafty, creative, and cute! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales~Party Time Thursday!

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Leslie said…
Love this idea! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and for linking up to Hoo's got talent!
Gwenn said…
Awesome tutorial! Thank you for making the nice comment on my blog as well!
Unknown said…
Love the idea! Have a pretty funky teenage stepdaughter that I think would love this idea too:) Thanks for sharing. Found you through new friend friday!
What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!
I love these. They are awesome and so creative!I'd love for you to link this project up to my feature Friday linky party. www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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