This project is even more timely as plastic shopping bags begin to disappear from our lives. Recycle your old t-shirts into reusable bags. Try one or more for the methods described on this page.
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There are many styles of bags you can make from old shirts. I like to make bags out of t-shirts that I treasure, but cannot wear anymore. This is a simple one I made from a band tee. It's got an easy-to-create drawstring closure. It's great for things like laundry, shopping, and storage.
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 1 bag
Back in the 60's, I saved all my pantyhose for crafts or wearing with pants. I decided I needed some way to keep them and ended up making an old shirt into a storage bag.
Lay the t-shirt flat, starting at one side of the neckline and ending up at the other side of the neckline, cut a deep 8 inch U SHAPE.
Remove the sleeves from an old t-shirt and make fringe ties at the bottom. You have made a no-sew tote.