Yesterday I watched a video on Fake Plastic Fish's blog. She had filmed someone showing how you can make 5 or 6 produce bags out of a single t-shirt. I was inspired.
I had 4 t-shirts that I wanted to craft with today. Three of them I made tarn / t-shirt yarn out of. These will be used in my tarn rug.
Then I made 1 large, 2 medium, and 9 small drawstring bags. All of the small bags were made out of t-shirt sleeves. The purple sleeves were shaped funny, so I sewed the 2 sleeves together. I then made 3 bags out of it. Two of the bags can hold a piece of jewelry (gift bag). The larger bags were made from the bottom half of the shirts (below the armpits). The purple ones were made by cutting that section in half. The bottom of the shirts became the top of the bags, because of the already finished hem.
These may seem like folded shirts, but they are all small bags. These were the top half of the shirts with the sleeves cut off. I hemmed the sides first. Then I sewed 3 of the sides together, leaving a 3" gap at the top 2 sides. These are the handles.
This is the smallest of the 5 bags. This is one way to carry an object in it. It would be good for vegetables that you only buy one or two of.