This Thursday's What I Made For $1 is a lot of fun...and it only takes about five minutes to create!
|Recycled Tshirt Shopping Tote|
I got this pretty blue spiral tie dye at the Salvation Army for .99 and thought it would look great as a shopping tote. No sewing Machine required!
I've seen this done many different ways but this is the way I do it, and I'd love to pass it along to you!
You Will Need:
Sewing Machine Or Serger Or Needle and Thread
Five Minutes of Uninterrupted Creative Bliss
Here are the steps:
|1: Lay Tshirt Flat On Table|
|2: Cut Sleeves Of Leaving Serge Stitched Edge on Tshirt|
|3: Repeat Step 2 for other sleeve|
|4: Cut neckline in a U shape in the desired depth you'd like(don't cut to low or items might fall out of your bag!)|
|5: Cut the finished hems off of both sleeves and put aside for later (they will serve has cute little ties for the straps)|
|6: Cut bottom of tshirt off in a semi curve|
|7: Turn Tshirt inside out and pin bottom of tshirt into four inward facing folds(or more smaller folds if you'd like|
|8: Serge, sew with your machine OR hand stitch the bottom of the tshirt together.|
|9: Turn Tshirt right side out|
|10: Take the sleeve hems that you previously cut of tie them around the straps of the tshirt|
|11: It should look like this when you are finished!|
Here are some pictures of the completed tie dye bag!
Margaret at MGC