Published by Shana | Filed under Free, Tutorials
My Threadless 99 Red Balloons shirt was, um, well-loved, so I needed to get it out of my closet so I couldn’t wear it any more. So I made it a bag!
And here’s how you do it. You need a t-shirt, pins, and 60 inches of fabric that 2.5″ wide (I used leftovers from the binding from the last quilt I made)
To prepare the handle fabric, fold the fabric and press it. Unfold it and press the outside to the middle so that the raw edges will be on the inside.
Cut from the neckline to the armpit to cut off the sleeves.
Make sure you cut through the collar so that the top opens up all the way.
Pin the binding around the edges, folding the handle fabric around the raw edge. When you get to the end, fold the end over and tuck it underneath.
Create equal size loops at the tops when you get to the neckline in order to create handles.
Sew right along the edge.
Fold the bottom so that there are triangle at the edges. This will give it a flat bottom. Sew around the triangles being careful to not sew through the sites.
Flip it right side out and stuff it full of junk
December 29th, 2009
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