The Bag Body-Start by cutting the bottom half of the tee-shirt off in a straight line. This is the part you will use for the bag. Save the rest of the tee, you'll need the sleeves for step 2.
The Handle:Next, cut both sleeve cuffs off, leaving about an inch from the seam. (You can leave on more of the seam if you'd like your fringes to be longer.)
Now cut the both handle pieces at the seam.
Tie the two sleeve cuffs for the handle together.
Tie LOOSE knots in each end. (This helps to mark how far down you will cut the fringes into the handle.)-You'll be untying these knots before attaching to the bag.
Set this piece aside for now.
Get your bag piece and turn in so that the seam end of the piece is away from you.
Begin cutting fringes across the bottom about 4 inches deep. (Do not cut the edges that have the seam!)
Cut these fringes all the way across the piece trying to keep them about the same width. (I made mine about 1/2 and inch wide, but you can make them wider or smaller if you wish.)
Now cut the fringes in your handle piece, being careful not to cut into the cuff seam that is already there.
Next flip the bag piece around so that the seam is facing you and cut a SMALL hole about 3/4 of an inch down from the seam. Do the same on the other end of the bag.
Thread one end of your handle piece through the hole in the bag.
Make a (double)knot to tie it on. Repeat steps 11 and 12 for the other end of the handle.
Now stuff your bag with whatever you want! These are big enough and strong enough for holding binders/books/mags, or just about anything.
Stuff with a pillow and/or blanket for traveling or sleepovers. They'll hold much more than it looks-remember they are 100% cotton, which also makes them easy to wash.