The other day my daughters were given a bag of hand-me down clothes. I used to be opposed to hand-me downs, now I love them! Anyway, this cute little Hello Kitty tank top was in this particular bag. My daughter, Zoe, is 3 and loves Hello Kitty, but this shirt would likely have been too small for her to wear next summer. And so, I turned it into a bag for her for Christmas! This is seriously one of the easiest little up-cycling projects ever.
First, find a tank top that is still in good condition. Turn it inside out, and line up the bottom hem of the shirt.
Sew across the bottom. Be sure to back-stitch at both the beginning and end of your new seam to ensure that it doesn't come undone:
Turn right side out, and you're done! See? Simple, wasn't it? The tank top straps become the handles, and the bag is nice and lightweight-perfect for a little girl who likes to take her baby dolls everywhere!
You can stop there if you want, but you can also embellish the shirt with ribbons, buttons, flowers, etc. I cut out felt letters to spell "Zoe" and sewed them to the back side of the bag.
Easy, free, and fun Christmas present in less than 20 minutes!