DIY: T-Shirt Tote

Do you have any old college/concert/vacations shirts lying around? I have a bunch from my old alma mater, but I just can’t seem to part with them. Now I’m going to make them into reusable totes after I stumbled across this DIY from College Candy

The T-Shirt Tote

Instructions from the site:


  • Old T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread or Sewing Machine


  • Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface and smooth it out.
  • Cut off the sleeves on both sides, taking care to leave the seam in place as it will make your tote more durable.
  • Cut the neck of the tee in a semicircle shape to make the opening bigger.
  • Turn the shirt inside out and sew across the bottom to seal the bag. (You can sew over it again to make it stronger.)
  • Turn the shirt right-side out
  • Sew along the edges (where the sleeves were) to make them straight, or you can keep them frayed.

What do you do with your old t-shirts?

As always, Happy Shopping!



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