Saturday, August 9, 2008

t-shirt bags...who would have thought!?!


this is SUCH a great idea! it is reusing something we all have (t-shirts that aren't being worn), it is frugal (pretty much free) and it provides a an alternative to plastic bags. it even eliminates the need to produce and buy reusable grocery bags! so frugal and so green on so many levels! sigh. if only i had a sewing machine. if you do and you make one of these will you PLEASE email me the pic...i will post it and you will be famous! (ok, maybe not famous, but i will think you are really really cool.)

also-these are much more compact than the bags you can buy for the same purpose so you could actually just roll and put in your purse so that when you shop you would actually have the reusable bag you meant to use and if something leaks...throw it in with your laundry!

10 comments:

Jeana said...

Love it!

C and G said...

oh cuteness!!! hmmm . . . i have a sewing machine. now . . . what t-shirt should i pick?

kristal said...

celina...PLEASE post the bag (or bags:) you make! i can't wait to see!!

Mommy Walker said...

Ok, that has got to be one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a sewing machine either...but I was inspired...so I used fusing tape, for two layers...I think it will work for smaller, light weight things...and hello overnight bag! I love being able to send this off with my daughter on a sleep over...cause let's face it...I'm not having a stroke if she loses an old t-shirt I probably would have just thrown away. Yay you! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

This is super, I have a bunch of old t's that I was wanting to make into bags since the images are important to me, and I thought I would somehow take the image and put it on a canvas bag, but this is idea is so much simpler and brilliant, thanks for the inspiration!

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Sugartoast said...

OMG...this couldn't have been any easier...but I'd never have thought of it on my own. THANK YOU! I have tee shirts that I've saved from different volunteer missions in Mexico...they have great designs...but I don't wear tee shirts. Now I have wonderful bags for the store. LOVE you :o)
Debbie

atara said...

Your blog is so cute. I hope you come back. I have it in my google reader.

Billie said...

you dont need a sewing machine at all...if you use TANK TOPS instead of tshirts...the sleeves create the handles and are already sewn for you...all you have to do is turn it inside out and hand sew (using a strong thread such as thin fishing line or quilting thread) across the bottom...flip it right side out and its ready to go.