For whatever reason, I have a stack of t-shirts that I don’t know what to do with. Some (like the one shown here) are from events I’ve attended (that I’ll never wear again) or they have a stain or are somehow unfit for donation… so I’ve been using them for things like rag wreaths — but I love sustainability, I hate plastic, and I love upcycle crafts – so today I’m sharing with you a DIY No-Sew T-shirt shopping bag – the video below is the quickest, easiest way to learn to do this, but if you like, I’ve also listed the steps below.
Reusable Shopping Bag Supplies
- An old t-shirt
- A great pair of fabric scissors
T-Shirt Shopping Bag Directions
Step 1: Turn the t-shirt inside out, front-facing you, cut off the collar
Step 2: Cut off the sleeves (on the inside of the seam if there is one. It’s going to look like you’ve made yourself a nice summer muscle shirt.
Step 3: Cut fringe across the bottom of your shirt – about 1/2 ” wide and 1 inch long. Flip every other set up so that you don’t accidentally tie the wrong sets together because it can start to be hard to tell what top fringe goes to what bottom fringe if you don’t do this.
Step 4: Tie each set of fringe together. Double knot — triple knot if you have room.