I have a t-shirt problem.
I have an entire drawer devoted to t-shirts that I can’t bear to part with. It’s not that they are particularly comfortable, flattering or soft. It’s that each shirt is emblazoned with a memory or experience that I SWEAR will be lost in the black hole of my memory if I were to give it to Goodwill.
Let’s examine the embarrassing evidence:
The next four randomly selected t-shirts:
(Once I realized I’d have to refold every t-shirt I laid on the floor to photograph, I stopped at eight but trust me when I say that there are dozens more.)
I know that t-shirts are great for sleeping and working out but realized I don’t like sleeping with sleeves (I am the friend who is always complaining that it is TOO HOT). In terms of work out clothes, once discovered the glories of Lululemon, I have a hard time reaching for a tshirt when I can grab a tank/sportsbra/sweat-wicking/performance enhancing all-in-one top! Everyone has their favorite gear that they keep reaching for. Sorry clothes, it’s just the way it is. I have favorites.
I started trolling around Pinterest to see what useful thing I could do with my t-shirts that would excuse me from giving them away.
First I was tempted by this:
But then I remembered two very important facts:
- I already have five “TV” throws/blankets.
- I struggle with sewing straight.
Then my eyes saw this:
Holy batman. Functional, cute AND free??
This is the tutorial I followed. Here’s my version:
1. Cut the t-shirt.
2. Sew the rounded end. I used a zig-zag stitch because I heard it’s stronger. Notice how forgiving this project is because you don’t need to sew straight.
3. You can flip it inside out or not. Start cutting slits into your bag. This is when you thank yourself for spending the extra $2 bucks and buying a rotary cutter.
4. Stretch and pull the bag.