How to Make a Bag Out of a T-Shirt


Do you have some old t-shirts laying around that you don’t know what to do with? I found myself in the same dilemma. Also, I’m really close to my due date with my baby girl, and that means it’s time to pack a hospital bag. So I decided to make a bag out of a t-shirt, and I’ll show you how you can too!

make a bag out of a t-shirt

All You Will Need!


Things You’ll Need:

  1. T-shirt
  2. Scissors

That’s seriously all you need!

make a bag out of a t-shirt

Follow These Guidelines


Step One: Fold your t-shirt as shown in the above photograph. Notice where I drew two lines? Use your scissors to cut your shirt exactly there. If it helps you, you can trace these lines out before you make your snips using fabric chalk.

This is what you should have once you have cut along those lines.

Step Two: Now we are going to make one cut along the bottom.

All you are going to do is cut straight across the bottom, close to the seam.

Trim this piece that you cut off of the shirt to look like mine does in the above image.

Step Three: Turn your shirt inside out. Gather up the bottom, and tie it with the piece that you just trimmed up. Make sure that you tie it very well so that the knot does not come undone.

And we are done! That is seriously all there to do when you make a bag out of a t-shirt. I played around with another old t-shirt of mine, and changed it up just a little bit.

I mustache you a question! Just kidding. 😀

I followed the same steps as before, except this time I made a snip with each strap. As you can see, I then tied the straps together again, creating a cute little knot-bow with each one.

make a bag out of a t-shirt



And done!

This is by far the quickest and easiest way to make a bag out of a t-shirt. But if you want to polish yours up a little bit, whip out your sewing machine. The only thing you will want to do differently is to make the edges of the sleeves/neckline neat by folding it down and sewing this down, as well as sew the bottom of the bag together rather than tie it. If you’re feeling like you would like your bag to have a close as well, you can sew in a zipper or simply attach a button/buttonhole. For a tutorial on how to create a buttonhole the easy way, click here.

Want to make more no-sew crafts like this one? Click here to learn how to make a no-sew baby blanket, and here to see how I turned a sweater into a cardigan without using stitches at all.

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