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Seriously easy and seriously cheap DIY project
Thought we’d post this seriously easy and seriously cheap DIY project for the world to enjoy. This project was originally made for 5280 Magazine, who ran a pre-teen craft feature in their July 2014 edition. Our lives are DIY, their offices are behind our LoDo shop, we love quite a few people who work there, so we thought we would help!

The bag turned out way more chic than we originally thought it would. Very Boho. Very Hipster. Very Circus!

Happy making makers!

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  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather supplies!

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn tee inside out, then lay on a flat surface and cut off bottom seam, arms and neckline

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    From both armpits of tee, measure 10 inches down and make a mark on both sides

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use ruler to connect marks and make a line across tee

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Marked T

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use scissors to cut 3/4″ strips across bottom of shirt. Stop cutting at marked line

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut strips until you reach the end

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pull cut strips downward to make strips into fringe

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Tie together matching front and back fringe pieces with a double knot

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Continue until all are tied together

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut shoulder pieces apart.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    If needed, cut out seam

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pull together front shoulder pieces and tie into tight, small knot.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat with back shoulder pieces

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut bottom piece of fringe into point. Repeat with every fringe piece.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    String a pony bead onto pointed fringe. Tie knot below pony bead at end of fringe piece. Pull tight! Repeat until every piece of fringe has a pony bead attached.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. Diy No Sew T Shirt Fringe Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Voila! Fill your new bag with goodies, throw it over your shoulder and wear it with pride!

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