Introduction: T-Shirt Grocery Bag

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PRESENTING, A T-SHIRT GROCERY BAG. You use a old T shirt and convert it into a grocery bag, so that you don't have to use plastic bags. You reduce the amount of plastics you use with this bag, and reduce the waste by not throwing away any plastic bags.

Step 1: MATERIALS

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Old T-shirt

Scissors

Sewing machine or hand sewn kit and a needle

Step 2: The 3 Rs AND Upcycling Definition.

Reduce: Using less materials to make less waste. Ex: Companies using less packaging on products.

Reuse: A lot of the waste produce can be used again. Ex: Refilling purchase plastic water bottles.

Recycle: Certain materials in waste can be broken down and made into new products.Ex: melting down glass to make new glass.

Upcycling: Process of using trash or waste materials without breaking them down to make new products. Ex: Converting a old t-shirt into a grocery bag.

Step 3: CUTTING!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cut the seams of the sleeves of the t-shirt.

Step 4: SEWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sew the bottom opening of the t-shirt using a sewing machine or hand sewn. (I hand sewn this one.)

To hand sew, put the string threw the needle and go in and out of the shirt.

Step 5: ENJOY

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ENJOY YOUR NEW GROCERY BAG.

Step 6: COST/WHERE I GOT THE SUPPLIES

This cost 0 dollars. I got the t-shirt from a old set of clothes i don't wear. I got the scissors from my kitchen. I got the sewing kit and needle from the restroom. The old t-shirt is considered trash because I don't wear it anymore and it just sits in a drawer, forever unused.

Comments

joebeetlebus (author)2014-12-12

Nice idea!

peppypickle (author)2014-12-12

all of your upcycling projects are amazing! thank you SO much for sharing these amazing Instructables with the community!

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