We all need a bag to carry things around. Buying a new one is not only bad for the environment, but also for the wallet. We have found something for this! This upcycle is perfect for turning old T-shirts into something really useful.
- Large T-shirt
- Black marker
- Needle and thread
Step 1: You don't have to throw away an old T-shirt that you no longer wear with this upcycle. Choose one in the largest possible size. If you don't have anything left, you can join our RataPlan thrift stores also shop. We have plenty of great T-shirts!
Step 2: Take the scissors and cut the top along the sleeves to keep as much fabric as possible. If you want to cut a straight line, you can turn the shirt inside out and draw a straight line with a ruler.
Step 3: Turn the T-shirt inside out and get the needle and thread. Sew the cut side together by securing the thread in the fabric first. You do this by putting the needle through the same spot a few times. Then you insert the needle one centimeter further into the fabric each time so that the open side is completely closed. Of course it is also possible with the sewing machine!
Step 4: Make stripes on the fabric with a thick marker, which will eventually become the holes. You can of course skip this step if you don't like it.
Step 5: Cut holes from the stripes with scissors. At the open side, you also cut two holes on the side, which function as handles. Pull the holes well apart