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Do you have a million T-shirts filling your drawers, tempting you to wear their comfy-ness ALL DAY LONG? Do you cringe at how many plastic bags you go through in a month?
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These T-shirt bags are incredibly strong, washable, and great conversation starters with the baggers at check-out. This is the ideal project for a person like me. Crazy quick, costs nothing, and you can pretty much do a hack job of it. It’s also a great craft for teaching beginner sewers the basics.
Here’s the rundown.
Find a T-shirt.
Cut the sleeves off.
(I try to leave the seam intact so the bag has extra strength. Not sure if that matters.)
Cut a larger hole for the neck so that the bag will have a bigger opening. Don’t waste time making it symmetrical. Eyeball it!
Flip it inside out.
Sew along the bottom edge. I just go over it once, but do a little back and forth action at the ends. (How do you like THAT sewing lingo?)
Forgive me for not actually sewing the bottom of that shirt. My kiddos were sleeping and my machine is LOUD! But we’ve got tons of these lying around the house. Here’s one in action.
Now get to it! No excuses! 😉
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