Are you looking for a great, low-cost recycling project to do at home or with a group? This is IT! This is a great way to use last season's team t-shirts or a previous year's event t-shirts! Re-purpose an unwanted t-shirt today and easily turn the shirt into a re-usable tote bag.
With just two quick seams and some fast cutting---you are finished! These t-shirt totes are strong and washable! Use for groceries, library books, tennis balls, gym clothes or pool supplies---use for anything you need to carry!
Did You Know.... Plastic shopping bags are typically used less than 30 minutes and only 1 % are recycled. The average American adult uses approximately 288 bags a year, or 22,000* in an average lifetime... make and use a Recycled T-Shirt Totebag today! *Source: 2008 Piedmont Environmental Alliance, NC
This is my first Instructable- any comments are appreciated. I am doing this recycling project for my Girl Scout Gold Award- I hope to share the information with as many people as possible! Thanks for your interest-
UPDATE: Thank you for your support and words of encouragement- I have successfully completed my Girl Scout Gold Award Project! Thank you for helping me spread the word- just say no to paper or plastic!
Step 1: STEP ONE
COLLECT THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:
-Heavy weight cotton T-shirt (heavy weight fabric & Youth size XL or Adult S or M work best)
~ 3- 5 straight pins
- Pencil or pen
- Dinner plate
- Sewing machine