Starting when I was little, I was always involved in doing something very nerdy. I wasn’t like any of the other little kids. I liked to read, play Pokemon, listen to music, and watch nerd shows. The fact of the matter is, I haven’t changed at all. And guess what? I don’t care one little bit.
Hi, I’m Kasia! I like comics, video games, Criminal Minds, and brand new notebooks. I still own a walkman, I have two Game Boy Colors, a Nintendo ’64 , and I have more books than friends.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, I was looking through my closet and came across my Captain America t-shirt that I bought at Target a long time ago. The problem is, the shirt is a little boy’s Medium and I now wear a little boy’s large/XL. Yes, I like kid’s clothes because they’re usually cuter novelty shirts than adult stuff. Sue me. Anyways, getting rid of it was not an option for me because…MARVEL…..so I decided I wanted to turn it into a cute bag that I can use to hold small necessities when I’m going out. Yes, I have other bags, but nothing that is cute and crafty looking.
For the past six weeks I have been delivering new bullet journal spreads each Monday; all different. And although they were all different, I felt as if it was getting repetative to post the same content over and over again. So, I decided to bring a neat and easy DIY to the table! Without further ado…
DIY Four-Step Cute Bag from a T-Shirt
I’ll confess…I don’t know how to hand-sew. I’ve always wanted to learn but I always forget and then when I try it’s riduclously hard for some reason. This DIY are for all the people out there that can’t hand-sew to save their life. I see you back there, boo! And don’t worry, this project only takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on how good you are with scissors and how easy you can tie the strings together. Don’t worry, this do-it-yourself is super easy and will be adorable when you’re done. As a plus, you only need two things to make this bag. So don’t worry about digging out sewing needles or a hot glue gun, because all you’ll need is something from your closet and something from your desk! Let’s get started!!
What You’ll Need
- An old t-shirt that you no longer wear
- Some scissors
Step One is super easy. All you need to do is look through your closet for the shirt you want to use. Then round up your scissors and find a smooth surface, like a table. I did this at the kitchen table because it’s not a messy project at all, but if you have a crafting area then kudos to you!
Next, you’ll want to use your handy-dandy scissors!
You’ll need to cut off both the sleeves and collar of your shirt to create the straps and openning of the bag.
When cutting the sleeves, do not cut along the seam. It will end up looking very jagged and gross.
While cutting off the collar, remember to dip down to create a scoop effect.
This step is going to be the longest part. You’ll need to cut the bottom of your shirt into strips about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Don’t forget to cut the sides.
When your’re done, there should be two strips in each section. One on top of the other.
After admiring your amazing scissor skills, you’ll need to tie the strips together to create the bottom of your bag!
Start step four by double-knotting each section along the bag. When you’re done, it will look kind of scrunched up, so you’ll need to gently pull your shirt back to normal size.
After tugging the shirt, you’ll notice it created holes on the bottom. Do close them up, you’ll need to tie the pieces together diagonally as well!
That’s it! Easy as 1, 2 ,3, 4! Now, step back and admire your cute new bag that’s perfect for any occasion! You can fill it with bottles of sunblock and sunglasses and take it to the beach! Or, grab a book, your wallet, and your phone charger and drive to the park. No matter where you go, you’ll always have a cute bag to show off.
This simple DIY is perfect for keeping memories close! I always keep shirts from Summer Camps, Schools, and Events, and if you do too than try tranforming your favorite one into a bag!
I really want to create some more easy DIY projects to share because I always have fun doing them and sharing them with people! Now, if only I knew how to hand sew. Well, that’s for another day.
I hope you enjoyed this simple t-shirt bag! If you decided to make one, be sure to tag me on Socia Medias, which you can find on the side bar!