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Super easy and quick way to convert a tank top into a tote bag.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a tank top
    First you need a tank top - any tank top will work. Line up the bottom of the tank top so the front and the back are even.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a pen or a fork to mark the width and depth of the cuts to make
    I used a fork, but you could use a pen or other object. Cut the fabric up to the top of the object. Continue to cut all the way across the bottom of the tank top in the same manner.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you are done cutting it will look like this
    You then tie the strip from the top of the tank top to the corresponding strip on the bottom of the tank top.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tie each strip in a double knot
    To tie it in a double knot, just tie a knot then tie another knot on top of that again. It will look like the picture below when it is finished. Continue to do this with the front and back strips until you have gone the length of the bottom of the tank top.

    If you don't wish to add beads to your project, you are done!

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    To add beads, push through a strip and then pull it through the other side
    To make it easier, I twisted the fabric a bit then pushed a corner through the hole, then I pulled it on through using the needle nose pliers.

  • How to sew a t-shirt totes. No Sew Tank Top To Tote Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    One the bead is pulled through, tie a knot below it
    As I wanted my project to be more eclectic, I didn't measure how far up I wanted to have the bead before tying, but if you wanted the beads to be even you would want to measure up how far you want the bead then tie the knot below it.

    I put beads at the end off all of the strips, but you could just do a few, or every other one, or every third strip - just depends on what you want the finished bag to look like.

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xoxo- Brook
xoxo- Brook · Anchorage, Alaska, US · 3 projects
I did this! the straps were kinda a problem though.
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Sell C.
Sell C. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
I just made one I diidnt add beads though.
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