After repurposing tee-shirts into bags at co-op this morning, I was inspired to create yet another draw-string bag for each of the girls. Using a couple of tees that Cayla had outgrown, I made the first bag for Cayla. Tutorials aren't really my gift, but I tried to include a lot of pictures and will try to explain the steps - I know how I LOVE a basic tutorial when I'm ready to make something, so I assume there are others out there just like me!
|This tee had a ruffle at the bottom, so I immediately cut that off with the intention of using it later for the draw strings - but we'll get to that.|
|I then cut off the top of the tee, right underneath the arms - this way you're not dealing with the neckline and odd proportions from the sleeves.|
|Once you've cut off the top and bottom of the tee shirt, you should be left with something like this - a big tube of fabric.|
|Once the strings are in place, tie a knot in the ends of each set of strings to prevent them from slipping back into the holes in the casing.|
|That's it! The instructions make it seem a lot more complicated than it is - but trust me, it's simple. I basically learned to do it by just trial and error.|
|I decided I didn't care for the draw strings made of the tee shirt fabric because knit has a propensity to roll up and this one chose to roll the WRONG way, so it looks like I used white draw strings instead of matching ones.|