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How to make a T-shirt bag in 10 Mins

Posted by Teresa Mazey on

Okay, so you decided you need some shopping bags and have some extra t-shirts.  You came to the right place.  You can choose a sew or no sew options and they both take 10 minutes or less.

What you will need:

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors - Fabric ones work best
  • Thread & bobbin if sewing


  • Smooth out T-shirt on a flat surface
  • Fold lengthwise so that sleeves match up
  • Cut off sleeves, creating the beginnings of handles
  • Cut off t-shirt collar making a deeper neck to accommodate handles
  • Turn shirt inside out
  • Lay out flat shirt again and cut three inch long, 1/2 inch wide strips at the bottom.  
  • Ties strips together
  • Tie strip to next strip over to the right
  • Double ties ends
  • Flip inside out and you are done.

Follow the same directions if sewing but instead of tying the bottom sew together on the shirt hem for extra strength.

Here is a you tube video to help guide you:



1 comment

  • This is a wonderful idea! Especially if the shirt is sentimental. Thank you for this. 😌

    Alyssa P. on

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