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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˜€

 

HAVE FUN SEWING!!!!

 

 

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The Headboard Is Up!!!


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It’s UP!! It’s UP!!! YIPPPEEE!!!!!! And now seeing this I realize how badly we need more decorative pillows! LOL Another thing to add to my make list!

I am thrilled with it, though! THRILLED!!! I can’t wait to get started on the chest of drawers, nightstand and blinds! LOL

BUT I am going to have to wait. We are headed to the woods this afternoon!!! We will be staying in a cabin for a few days and doing some fun stuff around Pigeon Forge with my dad and step-mother. YAY!!!!! The kids are very excited!!! I think the first thing we will do is hit the pool! πŸ˜‰

I will be away for a few days but when I come back I should have some great pictures to share!

If you want to see the steps I took to make the headboard click HERE!!

 

 

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DIY Door to Headboard Upcycle


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We recently gave the girls our old bed set and changed out our bed clothes. Now we needed something to match!

I have been seeing a lot of DIY headboards on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to give it a try.

The simplest way seemed to be the door to headboard upcycle. I knew we had an old door in the garage so that was PERFECT! All I needed was the paint! πŸ˜‰

 

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We had some plain white paint sitting around in the cupboard under the stairs, so I grabbed that! Then I got some Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Colonial Red. It has Primer built in! Then I grabbed a sample of Glidden Rich Navy for the stencils.

The stencil I picked up at Home Depot. It had 3 different designs but I was partial to the fleur de lis.

 

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First I sprayed 2 coats of the Colonial Red. No sanding, no priming. Just painting! πŸ˜‰

 

 

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After the red was good and dry, Β I taped around the middle sections and added 2 coats of the white.

I had a bit of an issue with the tape. I used Scotch brand and expected good results. Instead, the white bled through the edges and the tape left a sticky residue on the red paint. GRRR!!!!!!!

 

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I did a little bit of touch ups.

 

 

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Next I added the stencil.

That was a bit harder than I imagined it would be. SIGH… I still have some touching up to do but I am pleased with the way it turned out over all.

Advice – Tape the stencil very securely and start with just a small amount of paint. πŸ˜‰

 

I wish I could show you how the headboard looks actually on the bed, but we can’t Β seem to find our screws!! ARGH!!! I will be getting it up in a day or two and will be sure to take some pictures then! πŸ™‚

 

I hope this all made sense! I am up at 2 am writing it all out! LOL

 

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