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I have a t shirt that My Love is not a fan of so I used it tonite in this tutorial. I have a few T shirts from different fundraising events that I know I will not wear again. Now I will be able to reuse them as something new.Image

I flattened the shirt out on my work surface.

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I took a dinner plate and put it over the top of the shirt.

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Tracing the plate with a water soluble marker (please disregard the water drops on the shirt….did not complete dry the plate in between bags)

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Cut along the trace so it looks like this.

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Next you cut just this side of the seams on the sleeves.

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After a miscut on another shirt I recommend cutting the sleeve as I show in the picture. Takes an extra moment but worth the time.

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Turn the shirt inside out and pin along the seam.  I used a zigzag stitch. I also used the T shirt seam as a guide as to where to place the presser foot.

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And Tote Bag Done.

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Just another view of the Tote Bag.

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This is just a shot of me holding it by the handles.

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This is the 1st one I made

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This was so quick and easy. Have fun!

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!!!

Have you been wondering what I have been doing this week? Well there has been a little progress on the Tote Bag Project.  I have sewn the front and back to the bottom of the bag. I need to pin the sides and then sew that together. This project is taking longer than I anticipated. In fact I can honestly tell you that I am no longer interested in this project or the fabric being used. I will complete the project just for completion sake. Hope that makes sense. 

Seeing that this evening was when I discovered my lack of enthusiasm over the project. I decided to do something on the upcycle level. I have seen several ideas on how to upcycle a T Shirt. My favorite being a Tote Bag. So I found myself on You Tube watching a video on how to do so. It looked so simple I ran to my closet and grabbed a couple T shirts.  To see what I did look for my next post.


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