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Here's a way to turn your t-shirts into a cute two-tone drawstring backpack- or, since it's function-reversible, a drawstring pouch!

All you need is two t-shirts (and cutting/sewing supplies).

Step 1: Cut out rectangles

Picture of Cut out rectangles
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Cut rectangles out of your two shirts- two identical rectangles per shirt.

The dimensions between the two shirts' rectangles should be the same on three sides, but the rectangles from one of the shirts should be a little taller (my gray one was about an inch taller).

The taller fabric, which I will henceforth refer to as the gray fabric, will be the outside for the drawstring pouch.
The shorter fabric, which I will henceforth refer to as the red fabric, will be the outside for the backpack.
 
Nice! A great idea to reuse old t shirts!
ella8682 years ago
Do I have to leave two holes at the top for the cords to come out?
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  ella8682 years ago
I'm not sure which two holes you mean, but I think the clearest picture of what you're asking is shown in the second picture of Step 4.
I love this! :) Going to make one as soon as I can. These would be awesome Christmas gifts.
rrkrose3 years ago
Wow this is awesome! I will have to make one.
rrkrose3 years ago
Wow this is awesome! I will have to make one.
shazni3 years ago
love this! but gosh what a lot of t-shirts are getting cut up! i only have baby t's that can get cut up...if i cut up what i see(my hubby's...i'll have war at home!)
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  shazni3 years ago
You can get t-shirts sooo cheap from thrift stores! And if you're willing to ask your friends for their clothing discards, you can get a lot of old shirts that way too.

(Also, don't tell anyone, but you can do the same 'ible with regular fabric.)
this is awesome