Tuesday, October 20, 2015

DIY: How To Turn A T-Shirt Into A Tote Bag (Tutorial)

Bonjour Amis!!!

In this post I am sharing a DIY in which we will convert an old T-shirt into a tote bag. For this we will need nothing apart from an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors. Isn’t it cool?

You will need:

1. An old T-shirt (XL)
2. Scissors


1) Lay the T-shirt out in front of you. Now with the help of scissors cut down both the sleeves of the T-shirt.

2. After that cut out the neck of the shirt as in the pictures.

3. Instead of cutting the neck exactly around the stitching, you can cut a little bit lower down into the shirt so that the opening of your tote bag is large enough to get stuff inside.

4. Now cut the hem off of the t-shirt and keep it aside. As we will need it later on.

5. Then cut the fringe up about 3 to 4 inches long or 1 to 2 inches wide. The longer you cut the fringe, the shorter will be your bag. 

6. This will gives you strips of equal size in the front & back of the T-shirt.

7. Tie the two strips together in a knot that you create by making the cuts. Do this the whole length of the shirt. 

8. Finally use the hem of T-shirt to make a knot at the top of the bag as in the picture. 

Voila! Your tote bag is ready.Fill it with everything you need and you are on your way!


  1. A bag without sewing. It's amazing idea.

  2. Such an interesting and creative DIY. Thanks for sharing dear :)

  3. You DIY projects making me fall in love with you ;)

    1. Toh kisne roka hai.. Let's fall in love.. lol

  4. It will be fun carrying such a cool bag in college. It awesome dear :)

  5. wow Anjali... thats awesome.. what an idea :-)

  6. Simply superb ... I might start buying T shirts keeping bags in mind.

  7. Nice idea. I'm going to give this a try.

  8. Sweet wow to the idea you have :) :)

  9. Very cool it looks, himself also want to do so.
    I've already done without sewing simple but much less nice
    I am happy to see me come out like this again, I like your idea.