It's a scary statistic but we can all do small things to help our earth! Using reusable bags or totes is a very easy way to do your part. It is a great alternative to buying reusable bags or taking merchandise home in plastic bags from stores and much more fashionable! They are durable and will last a long time.
Everyone at some time or another has probably had an old t-shirt that they didn't need or like anymore. This is a way to improve that favorite old tee so instead of tossing it make it into a reusable tote in about 10 minutes.
All you will need is an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors.
Step 1: Cut Sleeves Off of Shirt
Lay your t-shirt out on a flat work surface. Using a sharp pair of scissors cut the sleeves off of your t-shirt.
Step 2: Cut Neck Out of Shirt
Step 3: Cut Slits and Tie Knots
Keep the slits lined up and starting with one end tie the aligning front and back pieces together in double knots until you have done the entire row.
If you don't want the knots to show you can tie them on the inside for a less fringed look.
Step 4: Tie Decorative Handles
The tote is finished and ready to use! Go shopping!