Upcycled No Sew T-shirt Tote Bag
Anyone else have a closet full of old t-shirts? I have piles of t-shirts dating back to my high school days that are just sitting there. They are too sentimental to toss and too worn and faded to donate. With Earth Day approaching, I thought it’d be the perfect time to upcycle those old shirts into something useful. Chiquita sent me a couple t-shirts so I could show you how to recycle your old shirts into spiffy new tote bags. You can use smaller shirts for reusable grocery tote bags and the larger shirts as beach bags. You can also wrap up birthday presents in these t-shirt tote bags and help save some trees in the process.
Scissors or Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler
Step 1: Lay the t-shirt flat and cut off the sleeves. Using a rotary cutter is easiest, but scissors will work just fine.
Step 2: Cut a rectangular shape where the neck opening is, as shown below. Make sure you leave at least 3-4 inches of material on each side for tote straps.
Step 3: Cut 1×3 inch strips across the bottom of the shirt.
Step 4: Knot the front strips to the back strips all the way across the shirt.
Step 5: That’s it, an upcycled t-shirt tote bag in less than 5 steps! Time to go shopping!