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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!! πŸ˜€



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



STEP 1 –

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Cut off the sleeves!



STEP 2 –

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



STEP 3 –

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



STEP 4 –

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Cut off the shoulder seams.



STEP 5 –


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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. Β You will just fold in half long ways and press.


SO, just cut it at the seam for one long piece! πŸ˜‰


STEP 6 –

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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 –


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Take the long piece for the handle, fold it in half and press. Β 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 –


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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 –


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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!!! πŸ˜€


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


Let me know what you think!

Was this easy to follow???

If you have any questions, just leave a comment here, on Facebook or Twitter OR use the Contact Me button at the top the of the page to shoot me an email! πŸ˜€










Tee to Short-all Refashion Tutorial

Tee to Short-all 1


My cousin, Sandra (Rivas & Co.) is my newest client! YAY!!! She bought a t-shirt for Liam in the smallest size available (about a child’s 6/7) but it was way too big (Liam is 15 months old)! What to do, what to do??? AH HA! Make it a short-all! So she gave me a call and asked if I could do it. SURE! πŸ™‚


What I Used


6 size 16 snaps (7/16 “)

navy thread




Step 1


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Cut out a section at the bottom of the tee to make the legs.

HINT – if you want snaps in the crotch, DO NOT cut this big of a section out….. Learn from MY mistakes. πŸ˜‰ I would just cut it straight and then fold and press.

Also, if you aren’t concerned about the neck and arm holes being too big, you can simply add the snaps to the crotch and be done! πŸ˜‰




Step 2 –


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I took my BFF, the seam ripper, and took the binding off of the arm holes.


HINT- If you aren’t concerned about the arms being too big you can skip that part. Especially if you are putting the snaps in the crotch. πŸ˜‰



Step 3 –


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Cut a tad off the sides to create your new arm holes.





Step 4 –

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Take your trusty seam ripper and pick apart the shoulders. Then fold over 1″ , press and top stitch.

Add your snaps!

This will also make the neck smaller. πŸ˜‰




Step 5 Β –Β 


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Stitch the ends in place.




Step 6 –


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Pin and stitch the inseam.



Step 7 –Β 


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Pin the binding back on the arm holes and stitch in place.


NOTE – My machine was not being well behaved and kept chewing up the binding, so I just folded the edges of the arm holes over and stitched in place. Β Ever since I had to get a new presser foot my machine has been touchy. :/



Step 8 –


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Pin and stitch the side seam.



You are ALLLLLL done! πŸ˜€


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Now my little cousin Liam has a new short-all with his daddy’s ship on it! YAY!!!!!



If you have any questions at all, please feel free to use the Contact Me button at the top of the page and shoot me an e-mail! πŸ™‚




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