Friday, September 10, 2010

T-shirt Shopping Bag

It seems like we all have old t-shirts around. Some are favorites that we hate to get rid of. Here is a good use for them. The pic above is a t-shirt from the Viroqua Food Co-op. We forgot to bring in our own bag so they lent us this one. A company in town donated these after having a t-shirt drive and had them sewn into bags. It might be hard to tell from the picture, but the sleeves and the neck are cut off then the bottom is sewn shut with a zig-zag stitch. To carry around, just put your arm through the arm holes and put stuff in through the top (neck opening). Since it is stretchy, it holds a lot. I love this idea. Steve has so many old & new t-shirts that I could make a lot of bags.
What is your favorite t-shirt from your collection?


SkippyMom said...

My husband has a t shirt I bought him that says "Let's Polka" and it has a picture of Uncle Joe and at the bottom it says Uncle Joe's Polka show. The show is something we used to watch on access cable, not because we polka mind you, but it was such a great show to watch - it was quite a throw back to another era although it was being produced back in the late nineties. I miss Joe. :D

Roundabout said...

I love this idea!! Can't wait to make our own. So simple but what a fun way to carry your items. I bet this would be fun for the girls to use a few of thier old t's for book bags etc. Now I've got another project on the list!

SkippyMom said...

PS - Sorry it is "Big Joe" - not Uncle Joe - Big Joe and the Polka Show. heehee