Doing T-Shirt Tote Bags the Right Way
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Hey there, how y’all doing? It’s almost officially summer; time for vacation, cookouts, and the beach! Normally I would be sharing a recipe, but I decided try something new and out of my comfort zone … a DIY craft! This t-shirt tote bag requires NO sewing or any special skills; if I can do it, you can too :) What is even better, you can take it with you to the beach, while traveling, to the amusement park, the pool, anywhere! And you don’t have to worry about ruining it with sand, salt water, suntan lotion, etc. because you made it yourself and you can make another!
All you need is an old t-shirt or a new one if you find a certain color, pattern, or logo that you want on your bag. I’ve made a few of these tote bags now and I chose to use an old men’s polo this time because I think the little pocket on the outside is super cute!
Below, I have drawn the lines where you want to cut.
You want to cut off both sleeves and cut a semi-circle into the neck of the shirt. This will create the straps for your tote bag.
Now, turn the shirt inside out and lay it down with the bottom even on both sides. Once again, you can draw lines, but you will just be cutting straight lines about 3-4 inches up from the bottom.
You will also want to cut a slit on each side of the t-shirt, although with this polo, I did not have to because the shirt was already made that way!
Next, take the two pieces that are on top of each other and tie once. Do this all the way across the bottom of the shirt.
Once you’ve tied each section once, go back through and tie neighboring pieces together a second time. If you have enough material, you can even tie some pieces a third time. The goal is to make sure the bottom of your bag is secure and will not come untied!
Now that was super easy, wasn’t it? Super cute too, right?!
Here is another tote bag I made and love because it supports Breast Cancer Awareness.
The options are endless with the size, colors, patterns, and logos you could have on YOUR T-shirt Tote Bag :)
I hope you try this super simple craft and make your own bags!!
Psttt… looking another DIY project for this summer? Then you’ll definitely want to check this DIY Beach Sign out!!