Yep, another piece of clothing needing a new purpose.
This time one of my favorite t-shirts... and I'm really not a fan of t-shirts.
But this one is super cool.
Sadly the neck and sleeves were starting to show their age.
Thankfully the logo of our local roller derby team still looks great.
|Got a cool shirt, but it's showing it's age?|
|First step, cut the sleeves and neckline off. Leave the seams so it's less likely to pull apart.|
|Next make your fringe. You can make this as long or short as you want to. I want mine on the inside so they don't show. That means turning the shirt inside out before marking, cutting and knotting.|
|Time to knot, and knot, and knot some more.|
|If you've made no sew blankets you know there's a gap between the knots.|
|So the smaller stuff won't fall out, knot each knot together... surely that makes sense. ;)|
|Because the spacing between the neck and sleeves are so wide, I used the seam of the old sleeve as a tie to close the gap.|
|Still looks a lot like a shirt, but the tote is ready to use. If your shirt has graphics lower, then by all means make the top larger. I just couldn't lose anything on this one. :)|
|Finished tote! I tossed a big, heavy wooden box inside and swing it around... cause I'm a daredevil like that. ;)|
|And so NOTHING goes to waste... the sleeves make great hairbands. ;)|