Tshirt-bag-tshirt or the emergency eco friendly bag

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multi purpose tshirt in a few quick steps.
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Step 1: The first cut is the deepest.....

Picture of the first cut is the deepest.....
you will need-
*a t-shirt (sleevless/vests type works best)
*bootlace or other strong cord thats long enough to go round your waist
*drawstring toggle (i never throw stuff out so had one off an old rucksack, but you can buy them in craft stores)
*large safteypin

find the hem and snip open the side seam (about 1cm) to open this channel

Step 2: A stitch in time.....

Picture of a stitch in time.....
thread youur shoelace/cord onto a saftey pin
-this will make threading throuh the hem MUCH easier
feed safteypin&lace through the hole you have just cut in the hem
feed all the way through so the lace runs through the whole length of the hem

Step 3: Gather

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thread the drawstring toggle to help secure the ends (you can knot the ends for extra security)
pull tight gathering up the hem

Step 4: Voila!

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full instructions for use-
take off shirt (hopefully you are not now naked!)
gather in drawstring tightly
fill bag with shopping
go home, rejoicing in your eco friendly credentials
get home, empty bag
loosen drawstring
launder shirt (this will help it back into shape)
you are ready to face another day of impromptu shopping dilemmas!
ichigogo5 years ago
Clever lady!
jacq01uk5 years ago
cool idea 4 a beach bag... ;o) I'm gonna give this a try!
KnittinLady5 years ago
Awesome idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Going to have to try this one out this weekend too!!!
great i'm working on this right now and thinking of making A grafitty stencil on it for the style part
eileenda7 years ago
I love that!good idea:)