How To Make Tote Bag From T-Shirt – Do It Yourself

by Surabhi S on November 10, 2012 · 32 comments

How To Make Tote Bag From T-Shirt – Do It Yourself

Hiya,

First and foremost, I dedicate this post to Jomol. She has encouraged me to do more DIYs and I am only happier doing these.  Okay, so I am going a little crafty these days. Diwali is just round the corner and I want to make several things by myself and use them up for Diwali decoration. Sadly, we do not have much (or rather none) signs of Diwali here, but I have plans of inviting a few friends over for dinner and have a gala dinner on Diwali night :D Well here, I begin with the tote bag tutorial. I am sure you must have been seen it on the net, almost on all fashion and craft blogs. I am still doing it because I added a slight different note to it and second, I wanted to have a detailed tutorial here on our very own IMBB :)

How To Make Tote Bag From T Shirt Do It Yourself

So, here we go:

1. Take a T-shirt that you are ready to cut off as a bag. Sorry, the T-shirts that you see here in this pic and the one out of which the bag has been made of, are different. The reason is, I did this long, long ago, maybe a year back and did not take pictures then. So, for pictorial representation, I used another similar T-shirt. I hope you guys don’t mind that. :D  The pictures are pretty much self explanatory as I have written a bit of procedure on the pictures itself.

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2. Cut off the shoulders according to the length of the handles that you want for the bag. Mine was a loose T-shirt, so I just cut the shoulders as they were.

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3. Cut off the neck. Make it a little deeper as it would help you in loading and unloading the stuff from the bag.

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4. Cut off another stripe from the bottom of the T-shirt. This is used to give a wide bottom to the bag. If you wish, you can avoid it. But I wanted the bag to work like a box and not like a cone, so I added the stripe. I simply sewed the stripe at the bottom.

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5. The bag is ready! :D

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Simple, isn’t it? It is really simple and it is also a MUST-try. I suggest you use a T-shirt that you dearly like but don’t use anymore. This is an excellent way to keep it with you without having to wear it.

My T-shirt is not only dear to me but also very special. The photo in the pic below is the first pic that we clicked on the first day we landed in Port Blair on 2nd July, 2009. It the blue Andaman sea that you see in the background.

Surabhi

I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial as much I did when I made it. :D Have a great weekend everyone :)

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supriya November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Such an easy but impressive DIY …… I might try it soon

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

Yaayyy..!!! I am glad you liked it. Its really simple.

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riddhima November 10, 2012 at 10:18 am

Wow such an innovative idea.. love the concept!

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

Thanks Riddhima.. I saw it on net everywhere but added the thin stripe at the end to make it work like a bag.

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Sukanya November 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

me likey ! good use of all those t-shirts that i no more wear :) nice one Surabhi :)

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

Thanks Sukanya.. try it out.. its really easy!

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neetu aadya lohani November 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Wow.. unique n ultimate idea.. :) loved ur piccy.. :)
Mere Aur hubby k sare tees ki shaamat aa gayi ab to.. hi hi hi :D

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

ha ha ha ha… when my hubby saw this.. he was sooooo mad at me..!!! and then I convinced him ki arrrey I cut it so that it remains with me always..! :D hihihi

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neetu aadya lohani November 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

wt an idea sirjee, i mean madamjee.. :D main b yahi kehke kaichi chalaungi sabpe.. :D ha ha

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:56 am

chala lena yaar… it feels good to cut few things :P

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Nidhi rawat November 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

very cute .nice DIY :-)

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thanks Nidhi.. I am glad you liked it.

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jomol November 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

Thank you so much for the dedication Surabhi….:* Your posts are such a pleasure to read and I absolutely love your DIYs and the last pic is so adorable….:)

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

thankoooooo Jomo.. I have few lined up.. but you know na yahan ka net.. will send some more soon..

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jomol November 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Surabhi…..he he….I totally understand now….Even phone mein, when I talked to you over the phone….I could hear my ECHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…..he he :P

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

hihihihihi… yeah..!!!! you are half andamani now.. ;)

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Triya November 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Your pic is so cute :)
so is your bag! :D

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

Thankyouuuuuuu :D

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sakhi November 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

got to try this…

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Yeah.. try it out..!!!

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Paddy November 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

What an idea! :D nice one… :)

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Try iy out Paddy..!!! it really looks good :D

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Megha November 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Its really nice and cut….nd very easy to make also…wl give it a try dear

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

yeah.. try it out.. its really good..

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aparajita November 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

really nice one surabhi! :D

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Aparajita.. glad you liked it.

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Abeer Mubarak November 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

this is just soooooo amazing not only can u personalize d bag but also math according to ur dress…wooow i m digging over my old tees now asap to convert them to bag :)

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hey Abeer.. yeah.. like a top that you wear with a jeans.. make a bag and carry it with that jeans/ pants.. :D isnt it wonderful..? ;)

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Rati November 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

this is really really cute surabhi. I loved that personalized tee idea. :))

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Thankoooooossssss :D

I have loads of such personalized things – mugs, T-shirts, Teddy bear, canvas :D quite like them..

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ann November 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

great idea Surabhi….your DIY’s are always interesting….
cute Tote bag…but more than that i loved that pic on the first bag !!!!u both look great together . “Love makes life beautiful”

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Surabhi November 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

thankkkkiiiiesssss…. cutie… :-*

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