So this time, it wasn't even my idea. Last time, I wanted to tell you all about what to do with T-shirts that you had lying around. And so I harped on and on about T-shirt quilts and how amazing they are and how easy to make and how much I love them and... wait, where was I going with this?
Oh, right, not my fault. It's actually my SIL's fault. I was just wandering through Sally Anne's, looking at things and touching stuff, reading off interesting shirts while talking on the phone like a total jerk-face. Really, I felt bad about it. Clearly not bad enough to alter my behavior, but enough to try and talk quietly, when I remembered.
There was one shirt that was all teal, and on the front it just said "Chinese Delivers". I wanted it. But I didn't feel moved to pay $1.79 for it. And then, I found one that my SIL would like, so I read it to her. One thing led to another, I walked out a few bucks lighter, and now we've got a new project for T-shirts. That's just how things go sometimes.
So I've gotten this shirt to my place, and now all I'm concerned with is being careful not to rip it's arms off at the seams. Wait, I mean, I'm interested in conversation and totally not just it's chest area... wait... Really, I'm just interested in her future... as an ECO-TOTE!! *whatwhat!?!*
|Step 1: Cut the body of the shirt into two equal rectangles.|
You can do squares if you want.
Since technically, squares are rectangles.
Doesn't that just bottle the mind?
|Step 2: Use the remaining pieces of the body (sides & bottom) to cut rectangles to fit the sides of the pieces from Step 1.|
You want them to all be the same width.
For example, my fronts were 13"x15", and so my sides were (2) 15"x5", and (1) 13"x5"
|Here's the flannel that I used to line the bag.|
Because (1) You can't be picky when you shop at Sally Anne's, and
(2) I love the flannel/T-shirt combo more than most things.
Step 3: Cut the same-sized pieces of flannel as you have of T-shirt.
|Step 4: Pin like you've never pinned before.|
We're pinning flannel to shirts here, people.
And really,you get your pins back at the end. Don't be stingy.
|Step 5: Sew some sort of pattern on each individual piece so the bag isn't floppy. |
I did nested rectangles.
I have a thing for right angles, alright?
Step 6: Sew the pieces together.
I suggest a french seam.
That's not my video, but we do have the same sewing machine, so it's like we're sisters.
She just has better fingernails (see above pic)
|Step 7: Sew all the pieces together.|
Yes, easier said than done, but I was tired by this point and forgot to take pictures.
I suggest lots of pins, and a decent sense of spacial relations.
I'm really starting to feel like the possibilities of T-shirts & flannel are basically endless. I was starting to believe that I could start wearing the combo, but then my other sister (not to be confused with The Other Sister) called me back to the world where other people can see me. So that business will have to wait. However, if you have any other ideas for what could be done with T-shirts, I'd love to hear them! Flannel is optional.
Regretting what I just said about flannel,