Turning an old T-shirt into a reusable shopping or grocery bag is a simple, clever craft to help everyone go “green.” It’s a Good Thing that will help protect the environment.

Tools and Materials:
Heavy-weight cotton T-shirt
Sewing machine
Medium-size bowl
Water-erasable marking pen

T-Shirt Bag How-To:
1. Turn T-shirt inside out and pin bottom of the T-shirt along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew bottom of T-shirt closed. Flip shirt right side out and lay flat on table, making sure all seams are lined up.
2. Place medium-size bowl about half-way over the neck hole. Using a water-erasable marking pen, trace along the edge of the bowl. Cut along the outline, making sure to go through the front and back sides of the shirt, in order to create an opening for the bag that’s larger than what the neck hole allows.
3. Line up the hems on the front and back side of the sleeve and cut, making sure to go through both sides of the shirt. Repeat on the other sleeve. Tip: A jersey shirt would also work well for this craft, as it is already sleeveless, and it’s made of a great mesh material.

Water-erasable marking pens can be purchased at most fabric stores for about $5.
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You can restock any old shirts used for this craft at Rock Bottom T-Shirts and take advantage of this week’s sale on girls, juniors and ladies select styles of New Spring Arrivals starting at just $2.



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