Thursday, March 12, 2015
Repurposed Shopping Bag
Thinking of repurposed -
Thanks to my friend Tiffany for this one. A few weeks ago I purchased one of her shopping bags made from a tee shirt. I loved it and thought that I just had to make one, one of these days.
Today I was looking for a long sleeved tee to wear and saw this one. I love K Mart tees and have several, but I have never liked this striped one. I'm sure I got it when there was a K Mart in my neighborhood and it was probably marked down to $3 or so at the end of the winter season. I thought I should like it, it was a great buy in just my colors, but it never happened. I just don't like to wear stripes. And of course, even though I did wear it, it stayed way too nice to get rid of.
When I finished yesterday's bag, I was on a repurpose roll and decided to cut into that tee. You can find good directions here. It was easy, took about ten minutes, including threading the serger, which I used to sew around the top and to close it up at the bottom.
What I didn't like as a tee I love as a shopping bag. It scrunches into a little space. I can just picture it going to the downtown park with sand toys and bags of pretzels and juice boxes. Can you tell it was the first warm day today?