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upcycled tshirt project/book bag
Simple little project with very little sewing, a small book bag or knitting/crocheting project bag made from one of H's old t-shirts.

the project is really as easy as one, two, three...

Posted by Apryl L. Published See Apryl L.'s 3 projects »
  • Step 1

    pick out a loved t-shirt that is worse for wear. Turn it inside out, pin along the bottom seem.

  • Step 2

    sew along the bottom of the shirt.

  • Step 3

    turn the shirt right side out.. cut off the sleeves and then cut off the neck of the shirt. Tug the t-shirt material along the arm and neck holes so that the fabric curls over and fill with whatever you want.

  • How to make a tote bag. Book Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    The before picture of the shirt size is age 3-4.

    Its a super simple project and can be done with any size shirt, use a large shirt as a shopping carrier bag (you could probably sew a small pouch out of a large sleeve to fold the shirt bag into to store in your handbag when needed). I think using kids t-shirts would make great lunch/snack bags and also a great way for kids to collect treasures when you go on walks or to the beach, as they can be easily folded up to store them and can be made from those favourite shirts that they can no longer wear.

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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
Excellent, thanks for sharing, i picked up loads of kids tees yesterday for pennies at the charity shop... i was going to use them to make flowers but i might use a few for this ^.^
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 44 projects
great Tute :o)

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