Bag Tutorial - the holes have become smaller :-D

So, if you can remember, I really wasn't loving the t-shirt bag I made for the workshop. 

Some lovely bloggers gave some great ideas:

[You can find American Nanny here]

[Hulibug, Melissa, Awesomesauce and Asshattery,
Little Treasures]

I settled to partially closing the holes as suggested by Hulibug and Little Treasures. Thank you ladies!

Reminds me of the Indian bags with the pieces of glass
sewn onto them.

Here's how I made the basic bag.  I used an XL tee for this bag.

a) convert into shape of singlet by cutting off the sleeves and opening up the neck
b) make incisions at the bottom of the t-shirt so that you open up the tubing.  
c) cut strips of t-shirt material (about 1/2 inch) from the sleeves you cut off, stretch and insert into tubing. Pull  strips, gather t-shirt material and tie a knot. It's pretty similar to pulling a draw string bag. You can make one insertion and use one strip, or you can make two insertions and use two strips for the draw string effect. Just make sure you pull tight enough and there are no holes in the bottom.
d) You have your bag!!! You can now strengthen the straps by binding it with more scraps and decorate the main body of the bag!!

Here's another one I made. This one is from an XS t-shirt - perfect for small items, or maybe even a lunch box carrier when we "dar bau" (Singapore slang for take-out)!

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  1. I LOVE this bag Agy!! What a fabulous idea!
    I've definitely sharing this one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks, Jill. This can be done in an afternoon :-)

  2. Great refashion, Agy!!! Looks like a comfortable bag to 'wear'.

    1. Thank you, Pam. I really like carrying it around.

  3. Hi Agy,

    Thanks for joining the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday party over at http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk

    We look forward to seeing your projects again on Wednesday.

    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

  4. I love the embelishments on the orange bag. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  5. This is so cool! But I don't quite understand how you added scraps to the straps to strengthen them...can you explain? Thanks!! :)