The girls loved making gifts for their friends and cousins for Christmas last year and I’m starting to collect ideas for this year’s holiday crafting.
I shared Delaney’s mini clipboards last year, but I never shared Natalie’s project. She made T-shirt tote bags – adorable and practical!
We ended up buying graphic tees (kids size XL) on clearance for these bags. We also made a few smaller purse-size bags with t-shirts the girls had outgrown. Thrift store tees would work great, too!
Simple t-shirt tote steps:
1. Cut off the sleeves, leaving the shoulder seam intact.
2. Cut off the collar, creating a larger opening for the tote.
3. Turn the shirt inside out, pin the bottom closed, and sew shut. Only one straight seam to sew – perfect for beginning sewers!
The girls and their friends use the bags a lot and they are holding up great.
For more t-shirt tote fun, check out these projects:
Reversible T-Shirt Tote Tutorial :: she wears flowers
Easy Knit Produce Bag :: delia creates
T-Shirt Tote Bag (with binding & applique) :: Etcetorize
Are you or your kids making gifts this year? What’s on your holiday crafting list?