DIY No Sew Tote bag

  As an admitted t shirt addict I love the idea of t-shirt repurposing DIYs. I they give me hope that the pile of old t shirts on my floor can become something more than a pile of old t-shirts.

This is how I discovered my most recent DIY. The t-shirt tote bag came to me at the perfect time since I’ve recently become obsessed with tote bags. This is mainly because it is near finals week and I only have time for bags I can haphazardously throw stuff it.

Here are the original instructions

http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-10-Minute-T-Shirt-Tote/

Materials need for this project are:

A old t shirt (preferably a large one if you want a big bag)

Scissors

So you star off with any old t shirt. I chose my high school one because I would never be caught dead wearing it. (Tells you how I feel about high school)

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Cut the arms off of the t-shirt. This is how the straps of the bag will form. Try not to cut as deep as I did. If you cut too deep it will take away from the depth of the bag.

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After this cut out the collar of the shirt to make the bags opening.

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Take the bottom of the t-shirt and mark where you will be cutting it into one inch strips. This wasn’t in the original instructions but I find marking your cutting before hand always makes things easier. (the measurements don’t have to be exact, I used my thumb to space these out)

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After the t-shirt is marked, try to line up the front and back hems of the shirt and  start cutting the strips. You should end up with something that looks like this.

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Once the strips are cut your going to take two that are next to each other and tie them together twice.

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You should end up with something that looks like this.

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I messed mine up a little bit cause I could decide if i wanted fringes on the outside or if i wanted to hide them inside. So I ended up with fringes both ways. Other than that this was a great DIY. I contest the fact that it only takes ten minutes (mine ran into twenty) but other wise I dub this project a DIY pass.

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