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This cute little backpack is the just the right size for cell phone, keys, sunscreen and a water bottle, perfect for a day hiking or at the beach.  And all you need is an old t-shirt!

Step 1: Collect materials

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For this project, you will need:
-scissors
-pins
-safety pin
-sewing machine or needle and thread
-t-shirt
 
jlylith3 years ago
I get confused near the end of sewing the bag together and then then attaching the straps ;_;
Yeah... me too. Could you please explain why I should sew all the way up the bag when the last two inches aren't supposed to be sewn? A little clarification would be awesome.
You need that area for a turn down for drawcord.
mary.daily.927 months ago
It's great! I can take tshirts the kids outgrew and it's a new hand me down with a memory. Could be a stained Hello Kitty to a trip to the zoo! Thank you! Had to read it couple times. But I understand. Now I know what to do with my old T's. My 5 yr old got a my little pony set for Christmas with tiny parts. She also has old pony shirt she outgrew. Guess we all know what those parts are going to be kept in.
craftpro1 year ago
Wow, this is awesome!
Impressive!
Nice instructable! I just made one tonight and I love how it turned out. Thanks ^-^
Awesome, you should post a picture!
Ainaa73 years ago
Nice...........
warreng9713 years ago
how long would it take to make this?
It was a pretty fast project for me, probably not much more than 30 minutes. You might be able to do it faster or the first few you do might take longer.
SHIFT!5 years ago
Sweet! I desperately need a good carrying bag for all of my electronics and this sounds right in my range! Just a question, if I wanted a tie dye bag, do you think I could dye the bag itself or do I need to tie dye the shirt first? I'd really like to do the primer, as I'd like the straps and edges to be painted, rather than their exposed white color.
You could probably do it either way. If you wanted to make sure everything got dyed including the straps that are inside the drawstring part I would dye the shirt before you sewed the bag. You could also dye it after sewing it, you would just have to make sure you got all of it, which just depends on your dying technique.