I came across this no-sew t-shirt bag on Facebook the other day and didn’t believe it was as easy as it seemed.

I had an old t-shirt of Hubby’s laying around, just waiting to be “project-ified”, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

I was done in 7 minutes.  Truly, all you need is a t-shirt, a pair of scissors and 7 minutes of time – it really is that easy!

  1.  Cut the hem off of your t-shirt.

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  1. Turn the t-shirt inside out and fold in half so that the shoulder seams line up.
  2.  Cut the sleeves off of your shirt.

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  1.  Cut the neck out of your shirt – make this cut a bit bigger than the neck itself so the opening to your t-shirt bag is fairly large.

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  1.  Gather the bottom of your t-shirt into a bundle.  Take the hem you cut off in step 1 and use it to tie the bundle tightly.  Wrap it a couple of times and tie it tight.

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This is what your no-sew t-shirt bag will look like before turning.

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  1.  Turn it right-side out and sling over your shoulder!

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The great thing about t-shirt material is that the edges won’t fray, so you don’t need to do any sewing.  Maddie is modelling an empty version of the t-shirt bag for me, but it will hold a fair bit.  I’ve seen some people slice small slits into it and use it as a market bag.  Another friend thought that it would make a good beach bag (with the slits as well) because then you could shake all of the sand out of it.  (Brilliant – thank you!)

Here is the photo-essay for your Pinterest board:
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Best part – besides the repurposing and ease of the project – is that your t-shirt bag is totally washable.  Sit on it at the soccer field and take it home and put it in the laundry.

I love this!

 

Have a great one!

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