Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Repurposed, Reusable T-Shirt Shopping Bag Event

People celebrate Earth Day in April many different ways, but my favorite way to honor the day is to pass along some ways that sewing can help you repurpose, reuse, and recycle.

I'll be offering a really fun recycling drop-in-and-sew project here in Chicagoland; repurposing an old tee into a reusable shopping bag. We'll start with an old tee (the bigger the tee, the bigger the shopping bag)...


...and with a few cuts and a few quick stitches, you'll end up with a roomy, reusable shopping bag...


...that folds up into a small, portable package!


These bags are perfect to keep around for those quick shopping trips to the supermarket or drug store, or for a little Saturday afternoon shopping. Keep a few in your car to save yourself from bringing home any more plastic bags, and make some as gifts for friends and family.

Drop in and craft one up with me at either of these locations: check in with me at Facebook for more detailed event information closer to each date.



6 comments:

TeawithFrodo said...

I love this idea. I actually use the t-shirts my toddler outgrows. I'm going to use them for the goodie bags at his next birthday party

Sarah C said...

Love it! I wish I could be there to make one with you. Are you planning on following this up with a tutorial for those of us who cannot make it? :)

Donna said...

How much fun! I may have to join you at the Berwyn venue!

Diana said...

Looking forward to this project at Lake Forest Resale. Happy spring, all!

misfitknits said...

I agree with commenter Sarah C: I'd love to have the Pattern for your Awesome Up-cycled T-Shirt Bag!! I'd be willing to pay for the pattern also! I just really appreciate it's simplicity & how easy it sounds from your description- PLUS it's Super Cute!! (Oh, and I'm always on the look-out for good recycled/ up-cycled projects!!

great work & I love your blog!!
<3 misfit

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hi misfitknits, thanks for stopping by! I am still actively looking to book this project as a class or event, and may share a free tutorial after it is a "retired" class.