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Go Green…Stop using plastic carry bags; use your old T-shirts to make stylish Tote bags to carry your groceries and stuff from your local stores. It is really easy and I could make it in under half an hour with my toddler playing right beside me.

Just follow these simple steps and make yourself an incredibly cute bag. All you need is:

  • T-shirt (as this was my first trial, i used an old one)
  • Pair of really sharp scissors

Step 1: Cut the sleeves off.

Step 2: Cut the neckline area

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Step 3: Cut fringe – Cut slits from the bottom of the shirt up to a line marking the bottom of your bag. You’ll want to cut both the front and back layers together because they need to match up for the next step.

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Step 4: Tie Fringe – Take your first pair of fringe and tie it into a knot, then tie two more pairs. After three sets of fringes have been tied in knots, grab one strand from the middle set and tie it in a knot with one of the strands on the left set. Then take the other strand from the middle set and tie it in a knot with one of the strands on the right set.

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Ta-da..!! Here’s your Tote Bag – ready to go!

 

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