Saturday, December 1, 2012

Tank Top to Bag in 20 Minutes!


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!



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