This one is for all of my friends who say: “I’m not creative like you!” If you can use scissors, you’re halfway done with this project. I was inspired by a bag that my kindred spirit friend Sarah gave me for Christmas. This bag is like magic, you keep putting things in it and it stretches to accommodate. I will demonstrate! Here is a huge stack of library books that weighs about 40 pounds.
Here is the magical Christmas T-shirt bag holding ALL of those books.
My friend Sarah told me it was incredibly easy to make, but I checked out a couple Youtube videos just to make sure there wasn’t some fancy kind of knot I’m supposed to do. Turns out, no, there is no special knot. A child could make this!
Find a shirt to sacrifice.
STEP TWO: Chop off bottom seam.
STEP THREE: Chop off arms.
STEP FIVE: Cut fringe into the bottom of the shirt. So on the internet this one chick said to cut strips “6 cm tall by 2 cm apart.” SO I took some creative liberty and measured with my eyes and made evenly spaced, uniform-ish cuts.
STEP SIX: If you want your bag to have funky fringe, leave your bag as is and start tying knots. If you’re not into the fringe look, (which I personally don’t love) you can turn your bag inside out. Starting on one side, tie the front to the back with double knots.
This part is a bit time consuming, but altogether not that bad, considering this whole project takes like 20 minutes!
You’re done! You now have a strangely strong, magically capable, upcycled reusable bag!
Hey look at that, near instant gratification!