How to make reusable shopping bags out of old T-shirts
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    Default How to make reusable shopping bags out of old T-shirts

    Go green AND be frugal. How to make your own reusable shopping bags out of old T-shirts:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...c=taxonomylist

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    Thanks for the post. Wouldn't have thought t-shirts would have been strong enough.

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    hmmmm... the only thing I would change is sew around the neck and cut on the other side of the armholes. It may not look as 'pretty' but I think it will be a bit stronger.

    If anyone makes one, let me know how you did yours. If I ever live through this flu, I will make one (I don't have the strength to lug the machine right now )

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    The problem with stitching that area would be there would be no stretch to the thread and it would snap the threads with the stretch. If you could do a coverhem on it to finish it off it would work well with binding.

    Or old sweatshirts, or old fleece pullovers would be hardy and were made of recycled materials to start with.

    Looks like a neat project.

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    I did one of these this weekend for my sister. It was a very large t-shirt and I didn't stitch around the neck, but I did the arm holes to reinforce it. It came out cute. It's a great way to use old t-shirts.

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    Thank you for this idea! I bookmarked the site to refer to when I have some time. It looks like a simple sew.

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