T-shirt to Tote Bag

Could any other garment be more useful than a t-shirt? Whether you wear it or plan to discard it, its uses never seem to get over. The t-shirt comes back in a renewed form to serve a whole new purpose.

One such purpose was the transformation of the t-shirt to a a cushion.

T-shirt Cushion

Once again we take up a t-shirt but create something different. Our project this time is transforming a t-shirt to a tote bag. That’s right, we are reusing the t-shirt as a tote bag.

I know, it’s genius, right? And the best thing about it is that these bags will have some beautiful patterns already printed on them, and we can only thank the t-shirts for that. Of course, if you wanted to create your own pattern, making your own tote bag with places like Imprint, ( would be in your best interest, especially if you want to use your bag for a specific reason, like marketing your brand.

But in this circumstance, we’re just looking to get our creative juices flowing, and what better way to do this than reusing t-shirts and making them into tote bags?

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And do you know the fun part of it? This is a super quick project suitable as a kid’s project, with a little help. No needles and sewing involved; this is a no-sew bag.

What you need is fifteen minutes, an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors.

Have you grabbed all three? So let us start.

We need to cut off the sleeves and neck portion. Make sure to make cuts which are equal on both sides.

After cutting, this is what your t-shirt will look like.


Cut off the hem portion of the t-shirt.

Now, depending upon the length of the tassel you need, make vertical cuts all along the bottom of the t-shirt. Your t-shirt should look like this.


To seal the bottom, take one strip from the t-shirt front and one from the t-shirt back and tie them up twice to make a knot. Similarly, tie all the front and back strips.


Having tied all the strips your bag will be ready and look something like this.


Your tote is ready to go shopping!