I found a quick craft that’s easy and fast and, even better, is another use for old tshirts. I bought a box of tshirts from the thrift store to make my potholder rugs, but you need to use all of one size. My frame is made for xl shirts, so anything smaller, I’ve had to tuck away. I haven’t made a smaller frame yet, so I was happy to see this idea. Make them into bags!
Cut off your bottom seam, the arms, and scoop the neck of your T-shirt. Depending on the design, the scoop can be deeper, but leave about three inches across the shoulders. If you don’t like the design on your shirt, simply turn it inside out.
Depending on the style you want, cut fringe in even slices across the bottom. Minimally, it should be three inches, this one is close to six inches. You can go longer, depending on the shirt, the design, and the depth you want for your bag.
Tie your fringe in a square knot. An extra little pull on the fabric will stretch and round it to make it look better. If you don’t want fringe, turn your bag inside out and tie the knots on the inside. You could also sew it, but that’s up to you.
I think it’s a great but simple little stretchy bag. You can’t put small items in it, as there are some small spaces between the knots, but I made these with kids this weekend and they thought it was great… well, once they mastered the square knot!
I’ll be making more…Find me here!