28 March 2011

Singlet and T-shirt Shopping Bags

Instead of buying environmental bags for shopping just sew together the bottom of old singlets. You get different size bags depending on the singlet size, they take up very little room when folded and you are recycling old clothes.

You can use your favourite t-shirts to make great bags too, when they are no longer fit to be worn and you really don't want to turn them into dusters. 

They make great library bags, as they can be folded up and kept in your handbag or the glovebox. This is a fun way to recycle a child's favourite t-shirt into something useful when they don't want to give it up. 

To make the bag, turn the t-shirt inside out and line up the side seams. Stitch across the bottom. Reinforce this by stitching across again.

Turn the t-shirt right side out.

Lay the shirt flat, lining up the side and shoulder seams. Pin in place.

Take a medium size mixing bowl and place half-way over the neck line of the t-shirt.
Draw around the bowl. You should have a half circle, a little larger than the original neckline.

With sharp scissors carefully cut around the line you have drawn, being sure to go through the front and the back of the t-shirt.

Line up the armhole seams on both sides and pin in place.

Carefully cut around the inside of these seams, as close as possible to the original stitching.

Voila your bag is done!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is superb. I love this type of singlet shopping bags. We get different size bags depending on the singlet size, they take up very little room when folded and you are recycling old clothes. Thanks for sharing..

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