How to upcycle old cotton t shirts into bags

  1. Choose your t-shirt: Choose a t-shirt that you no longer wear, but that is still in good condition. Make sure it is made of 100% cotton fabric, as other materials may not be suitable for upcycling.
  2. Cut the t-shirt: Cut off the sleeves and the neckline of the t-shirt, leaving the body intact. Cut along the bottom of the t-shirt to create a straight edge.
  3. Sew the bottom: Turn the t-shirt inside out and sew the bottom of the t-shirt closed. You can use a sewing machine or hand-sew it.
  4. Create handles: Cut two strips of fabric from the excess material of the sleeves. Sew each strip to the top of the bag, creating handles.
  5. Turn it right side out: Turn the bag right side out, and you now have a new upcycled cotton t-shirt bag.

Optional: If you want to add some extra decoration to your bag, you can paint or stencil a design onto the fabric, or add patches or embroidery.

Upcycling your old cotton t-shirts into bags is a great way to give them a new life and reduce waste. The process is simple and requires only a few basic sewing skills. By upcycling, you can also create a unique and personalized bag that reflects your style and personality.