d.i.y. earth day bag

Posted on April 20, 2011 by ashley | 0 Comments

Everyone can use an extra grocery bag (especially after the Maui County plastic bag ban!)..why not make one out of an old tee? This one's cool with fringe at the bottom and you can quickly and easily make it sans the sewing machine! Here's how:
1. An old t-shirt (a tie-dyed one is always more fun:)
2. Scissors
3. A safety pin

Cut off the sleeves. I like to start about an inch and a half below the actual sleeve. This way you get longer, more bag-like straps.

Cut 2 one inch strips from both sleeves you cut off of the tee. Snip them so instead of rings they become long strings, you should have 4 total.

Cut 8 evenly spaced slits in the bottom seam of the shirt. Cut 3 in the front, 3 in the back, and one on each side. Be careful not to cut through the stitching.

Connect the safety pin to one strip and thread it through the far left front and back section so both ends of the strip stick out on the left hem of the tee. Do the same to the right with another strip. Take the third strip and starting at the middle slit, thread this string through the section closest to the left, under and over the first string, and through the opposing back section. With the fourth strip, do the same thing, starting at the middle strip, but sew through the sections on the right.

Pull the strings tight and double knot them all. I like to tie the middle left and right strings together also for extra strength.

Pau! You have a recycled, reuseable bag! Just in time for Earth Day on Friday :)

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