I have a super quick DIY for you today, that’s both cute and doesn’t require any new materials… which means free!
I had this tank top which has definitely seen better days. I really liked it but it was already too faded to be worn outdoors, and I didn’t feel that in was in a good enough condition to be donated.
You could of course recycle fabric at certain locations where the cloth gets used for rags or upcycled, but I wanted to extend the life of this shirt by just a bit more.
Turn the shirt inside out
Stitch the bottom of the shirt shut (say that 5 times fast!). I did this by hand, and it really didn’t take very long. Just make sure you place the stitches close together to strengthen the seam
Turn right side out and enjoy! The straps are your handles, and the seam you sewed will serve as the base of your tote.
I already used my tote today and I love it! It folds up super small, since it’s just a cotton tank, so you can throw it in your bag when you go shopping and avoid using plastic!
Yay for upcycled green things!!!