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This red, white and blue tote bag was made out of 5 cotton shirts that I purchased from my local thrift shop for 25 cents each.
You will need: Sewing machine thread scissors Plastic canvas 5 cotton shirts I like to use mens dress shirts for my projects because they don't have darts. ...
Cut up the shirts at the seams. Save the buttons for another use. Iron each section.
Cut out a piece for the bottom of bag 15" x 12". Cut 8 pieces 15" wide x 4" tall.
Lay the pieces for the bag out. Stitch them together with 1/2" seam allowance. Press seams toward the bottom of bag. Top stitch over each seam. This section should ...
Cut several pieces 15" wide for the lining. Stitch them together until it is 37" long. Press seams to one side and top stitch. Fold lining in half, ...
Flatten out corners of the bag. open and pin seam open. measure 2" from point and mark with pin. Stitch across, perpendicular from the bottom seam. Repeat with ...
Cut a piece of plastic canvas 4" x 9-1/2". Cut 2 pieces of fabric 6" x 12".It doesn't matter what fabric is used on this, it will be ...
Pin section with plastic canvas to the bottom of lining, matching up the stitching lines. Sew these together, making sure the needle doesn't go through the plastic canvas. ...
For the handles, cut 2 pieces 6" x 20". Fold each in half lengthwise, press. Open and fold each edge in toward the middle. Press. Fold in half ...
Place the lining inside of bag, pushing the plastic canvas section to the bottom. Match up side seams. Open up side seams, finger press and fold down 1". Pin. ...
Sew around the entire edge of bag, 1/4" from the top. Sew around again 1/4" below first row of stitching. This double row of stitching will reinforce the ...
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