Originally I intended to make some really fun Star Wars Mod Podge shoes, but the fabric I ordered online didn't make it to me in time (it's also holiday postal madness out there), so I switched course. A while ago I saw a really simple tutorial for making a t-shirt tote bag in a really cool book called DIY T-Shirt Crafts by Adrianne Surian, and thought it would be the perfect project to take the place of the shoes.
Although I used a Star Wars t-shirt in honor of the release of episode VII, you can repurpose any of your favorite old t-shirts (or buy a new one) into a tote bag.
- 1 t-shirt (any size - the size of your shirt determines the size of your bag)
- fabric scissors
- ~30 inches of iron-on seam adhesive
- ~48 inches of embroidery floss
Step 1: Fold the shirt in half vertically; if it has a design on front, fold it so the front is facing out. Cut off the sleeves, following the seam. Next cut off the neck opening following the seam if you really don't want to cut into the design (option 1) or making it even with the sleeve opening (option 2) for more realistically proportioned handles. This really depends on how badly you want to preserve the design...I couldn't bring myself to cut of Vader's head, but normally I'd go with option 2.
Step 3: Trim your adhesive seam to fit the length of the opening. Flip the top edge of the tote up and iron the adhesive on to the inside bottom edge of the fabric. Once it has fused, remove the paper backing and line up the edge of the top portion of fabric to the bottom; iron again so that the seam fuses together and you have a closed seam on the bottom of your tote bag. Allow to cool.
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