10 Minute Ideas / T-shirt Flea Market Bag
MaterialsTo start with, you need a t-shirt (this one is an XL), pair of scissors, a ruler and a pen.
Step OneTurn your t-shirt inside out and fold your t-shirt in half and cut off the neck. This was my initial cut but I went in after and went a little deeper on the backside. Make sure you are not cutting into your t-shirt design if you want to preserve it.
Step TwoCut off each of the sleeves.
Step ThreeMark a line on the inside of your t-shirt where you want the bottom of your bag to be.
Step FourCut fringe up to the line, about 1/2 inch wide. When you reach the side of the shirt, split the end so there are two separate pieces.
Step FiveFirst, tie the front and back pieces in a double knot all the way across the bottom. Second, go back through and use one tie from each section to double knot it to the knot next to it. This will close any holes in between the sections. Take a look inside your bag to make sure you didn't miss any spots and there are no openings. If there are, just tie another double knot in that section.
Step SixTrim off the excess. Another option would be to tie the fringe with your t-shirt right side out and have the fringe hang from the bottom. I used one piece of the scrap fringe to cinch the top of each strap. And that is it. This project is perfect for t-shirt that don't fit anymore or if you have the same "crew neck" issues that I have. I love the little tag line, "Vintage Goods & Pretty Little Things". That is exactly what I hope to fill it with! Now go dig through your t-shirt drawer and pull out the ones you (or your kids) don't wear anymore! Now it is time to see what else our awesome team has pulled together
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