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Upcycled T-Shirt Tote Pattern


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Paper or plastic? How about, no thanks, I brought my own! Most of us have T-shirts stuffed away in drawers and closets from vacations, concerts, volunteer events and walks. It's hard to part with them, but yet, so many of them remain unworn. Let's upcycle the T-shirts and turn them into strong, usable totes for shopping, book bags, gym or any time you need a fun bag. And since they are from T-shirts, they hold up great in the washer and dryer. Don't have extra T-shirts? Stop by the local thrift store and you'll probably find a great selection. This pattern is a pdf file, complete with 10 pages of step-by-step instructions, photos and a printable pattern (6 pages). While this pattern is designed to be made from an adult sized T-shirt, instructions are also included if you'd prefer to make this from your favorite fabric. This is a fairly easy project that you can complete in an afternoon. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Depending upon the size of the shirt, but approximately 17" wide by 14 1/2" long excluding handles.

Recommended with this pattern

  • One adult Tshirt or about 1 yard of your fabric
  • Sewing machine, printer and letter size paper, thread, ruler or tape measure, scissors. Optional - Iron, pins, rotary cutter and mat.

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