Day 11: DIY Save the World Bags

Day 12: Jilly Pocket Skirt
Day 10: Coral Reef Skirt

Today, I wasn’t feeling very fashionable with all the housekeeping the fella and I had to do.  I also had to take a much-needed trip to the grocery store.  I had a bunch of T-shirts that were stained, faded, and/or stretched out and cluttering up my stash.

Shirts that have seen their heyday!

I turned them inside-out and sewed the bottom hem closed.

Stitch it!

Then, I turned the shirts right-side out and chopped off the sleeves and neck hole.

Shopping Bags!

My plan is to turn the unwearable T-shirts gets in into shopping bags for their customers to take home and reuse.  :)  I decided to test my new bags out.  Could they hold all my heavy groceries?

Groceries!

Yup!  My new bags worked just fine. :)  The checkout guy thought they were really cool, too!  :)

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14 thoughts on “Day 11: DIY Save the World Bags

  1. That is SUCH an excellent idea! I’m ALL about reusing and recycling and only use my own grocery bags so I’m LOVING this idea – totally going to copy you! Now we’ll all be carrying cool shopping bags! Maybe it will spark a trend!

  2. my coworker suggested making some of these bags as gift bags for the childrens hospital. i would love to help with a proj like that if u have the time!

  3. this is a great idea…
    i have a bunch of t’s that i’d like to get rid of and you can only have so many t-shirt blankets!
    Thanks for the inspriation!

  4. I am doing this for my neice for xmas!!! Her mom gave me tshirts she loves that dont fit anymore and i am turning them into bags so she can keep them. She is an 11 year old fashionista hippie so it should be perfect!!

  5. Just reading your blog finally – only found it recently. I LOVE these bags! I’ve made several now and they are the ONLY think I use shopping. They are washable and that makes all the difference. Great blog – love your ideas!!!

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