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T-Shirt to Bag Tutorial


Tshirt to Bag

 

 

I had this really cute t-shirt that I love so much BUT it shrank to about 2 sizes too small. I sat around and thought about what I could do with it. I really wanted to still use it for myself so I went with BAG!! 😀

 

 

t to bag 1

Here is how the shirt was before! SO CUTE!!!

 

 

STEP 1 –

t to bag 2

 

Cut off the sleeves!

 

 

STEP 2 –

t to bag 3

 

Cut off the bottom, leaving plenty of room for the bottom seam, according to how big you want your bag to be.

 

 

STEP 3 –

t to bag 5

 

Cut off the sides, going straight down from the edge of the shoulder.

 

 

STEP 4 –

t to bag 6

 

Cut off the shoulder seams.

 

 

STEP 5 –

 

t to bag 7

 

Take the bottom of the shirt that you cut off and cut in half. Then take each piece and cut at the seams so that you have 2 long strips. These will turn into the handle.

Actually…… You just need to cut it at the seam, now that I think about it. LOL

When I started making the bag, I wasn’t sure if I would make one handle or two. Since I just made one, cutting them in half isn’t necessary.  You will just fold in half long ways and press.

 

SO, just cut it at the seam for one long piece! 😉

 

STEP 6 –

t to bag 8

 

 

 

t to bag 9

 

 

I cut a piece of black fleece and pinned it to the wrong side of the back piece of the shirt.

Then I zigzag stitched it on making an inside pocket.

 

 

STEP 7 –

 

t to bag 10

 

Take the long piece for the handle, fold it in half and press.  Next, pin it and sew just the long side seam, making a long open ended tube.

Turn it right side out and press.

 

 

STEP 8 –

 

t to bag 12

 

 

Place the handle on the RIGHT side of the back piece and pin the ends to the shoulders.

Now, pin the rest of the handle out of the way of all the edges.

 

 

STEP 9 –

 

t to bag 14

 

Take the front of the bag and place it face down over the other parts. Line it up and pin.

Now, sew all along the edges, leaving the neck part open.

Turn it all right side out and press!!!

 

 

 

Now you have a great bag and you didn’t have to give away your cute tee!!! 😀

 

t to bag 15

 

 

 

t to bag 18

 

 

 

I found that the handle was a little too long for my liking so I just tied a knot in it. 😉

 

Let me know what you think!

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HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!

 

 

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SHARK ATTACK!! More Sewing to Rebuild


 

 

I have finished my 4th set to send to Oklahoma!! YAY!!! 2 girl sets and 2 boy sets, one more each and I will be done. 😀

Here are the pieces that go with yesterday’s shark toy.

 

Shark shorts 002

 

 

 

Sharks 004

 

 

 

 

Sharky Stuffed Toy 14

 

 

I was going to stay away from making the sets matchy-matchy but I just had to with this fabric theme! LOL And the fabric is so soft. I think it’s interlock knit.

I have been having so much fun SEWING!!!

Colin says to me today, “Mommy you never sew for ME anymore.” Well, it looks like I will have to follow Kristy’s lead from Hopeful Threads. This month’s theme is Summer Sewing for the Family!! I need to get some projects together for my Cs. 😉

 

OH! Cailey wanted me to show you her nature finds! LOL

Cailey's Nature Finds

 

The Hubby is identifying them for her as I type. LOL Not too bad for living in the city with a TINY yard.

 

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And Even MORE Sewing……


 

SHEW!! I have been in a sewing marathon!! LOL

This is the bag I made yesterday –

Sewing to Rebuild 1008

 

And here is what I made to go in it –

 

Sewing to Rebuild 2004

 

Since I don’t have any size 4 little boys I used Squiggly Twigs Designs’ Quick Pants pattern.  (I just LOVE seeing Cailey at the top of that page! LOL)

 

 

I also made a football from this tutorial –

DIY Fabric Football from Made by Joel

 

 

Here is mine –

Sewing to Rebuild 2006

 

YAY!!!! I have now made 2 toys!!! YIPPEEE!! I can’t tell you what an accomplishment that is for me!! 😀 I was so scared to try toys!!! Now, that football isn’t the best in the world but I am still proud of it and I hope the little boy that gets it will love it.

I think I may try my hand at a doll for Cailey at Christmas. Maybe…. They still scare me a little… LOL

 

Now, on to the next bag, toy and clothes!!! Hmmm… I wonder what I should pick next…..

 

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!!

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