Introduction: Make a Bag Out of a Long-sleeved Kids T-shirt

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If you have kids you know the problem: they grow out of all their clothes before you know it. So here something you can do with a T-shirt that's just to nice to just throw away..

Step 1: Choose Your T-shirt

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First you need a kids T-shirt, not to small! It has to be big enough to make a bag out of it!

Step 2: Step 1

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First turn the T-shirt inside out and pin the bottom of the T-shirt together. Now you have to sew the parts together.

Step 3: Step 2

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Turn the T-shirt with the right side up and pin the top of the shirt a inch down. Begin sewing 6 inches from the middle of the T-shirt.

Step 4: Step 3

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Now you fold the T-shirt like in the picture and pin the arms. Sew the lines, but only on the top of the T-shirt.

Step 5: Step 4

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Now you have to sew a line just above the sewing line on the top of the T-shirt.

Step 6: Step 5

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Put one of the sleeves a little bit in the other one. Pin and sew.

Step 7: Step 6

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Now you have to decide where you want your buttons to go.

Put pins in the place where your buttons should be and use a rayon to draw a line with te size of the button.

Step 8: Step 7

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Use a zig-zag stitch to make two buttonholes on the place where your crayon is. Use a scissor to cut out the button holes.

Step 9: Step 8

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Pin the sides of the sleeves like you can see on the picture and sew.

Step 10: Step 9

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Now sew the buttons on and your bag is READY! You can put something in the bag trough the top op the T-shirt.


bethproverbs31 (author)2012-01-22

I found the steps in this to be very confusing and not well explained. Sorry, but I won't be using this as instructions for making a bag. I would rather try to figure out how to make one on my own.

great_leon_8 (author)2010-01-09


spiritussancto (author)2009-08-09

this step confused me. so far we have the bottom of the shirt sewn closed. presumably this is supposed to make the opening for the top of the bag but there's no instruction to cut anywhere. if done as written your bag will be sewn totally shut.

Look again, she says to put your items in through the neck opening - she even shows it in the last photo, I thought as you did also but couldn't believe it so I read it more carefully.

grammieclark (author)2009-09-17

I found this to be a bit confusing... I preferred the dress from a large mans shirt better, easier instructions. Sorry but I won't make this bag...

BellaStella7 (author)2009-03-25

oh this is so cute! At first I thought you were wearing a vest but it turned out just to be a super adorable bag! :)

thedragonmaster (author)2009-02-08

OOOHHHH perfect for shcool not too big!

duck-lemon (author)2008-03-28

cool nice i'ble

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