DIY T-Shirt Bag {Repurposing Old T-Shirts}

repurposed t-shirts

This week I’m seeing how many DIY projects I can get out of three old t-shirts. I’m not the craftiest person in the blogosphere, so if I can do these, anybody can!

Today’s project is quite possibly the easiest t-shirt repurposing project there is: the t-shirt bag.

Whether you’re looking for inexpensive bags to replace plastic produce bags or a cute tote to take to the beach, t-shirt bags are a crafty way to turn an old shirt into something new.  Here’s how:

cutting a t-shirt bag

cut along the hem, the arms and the neckline

To start, cut off the hem, the sleeves and the neckline. A note here: The first time I did this, the shirt we used was not very stretchy, and I didn’t cut the holes at the arm big enough. These t-shirts are very stretchy, and I think I probably overcompensated and cut them too big this time. So, moral of the story, start small; you can always make them bigger later on.

easy t-shirt bag

easy t-shirt bag

Next, flip your t-shirt inside out and sew across the bottom. Then turn it right side out, and you’re done!

Andrea at Simple Organize Living recommends adding 1″ slits to your bag to give it additional stretch as well.

What do you do with old t-shirts? Have you made any t-shirt bags?