DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial

On Monday, for our last day before summer is officially over for us (Yay, school is officially back in!) we spent a day outside playing in the sun. Rather, the boys and their friend from up the road spent the day playing. I spent that time missing the trips to the lake and Savannah that I got to take this summer and preparing for future trips by making myself a new beach bag, and decided to create this DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial for you.

DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial

DIY No-sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial 2


My husband and I have a surplus of old t-shirts that we will never wear again… Some because they’re worn out, some because they’re too small, and some because while we think they’re cool, with our professions, they may be frowned upon. It really seems like a shame to throw them away, and some of them are so great that we can’t seem to bring ourselves to give away, so I decided to repurpose them. I originally thought to make pillows out of some (a great idea in theory, but not so great in reality considering we have a million pillows, and I can’t sew for the life of me). I REALLY love bags though (Just ask my hubby, he gets frustrated every time he has to try to find something in my closet…) so I decided to start making bags out of some of my favorite shirts that we will most likely never wear again. Without further ado, I present you with the DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial.


DIY No-sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial


The t-shirt that I started with is a 2XL that the hubby will never wear again. I don’t drink Corona, but I love the shirt and think it’s hilarious (plus I bought him this Corona beach towel this summer, so it only makes sense to turn this shirt into his matching beach bag) so I chose to turn this shirt into a really awesome bag.

Once you’ve selected your shirt, you’ll start by cutting the sleeves off. You could go ahead and cut the neck ring out now if you’d like, but I generally wait until later.

After cutting the sleeves off, you’ll want to cut the bottom of the shirt in four inch strips, about 3/4 to 1″ wide. How many strips you’ll have will vary depending on the size of your shirt.

You’ll now want to make sure that your t-shirt is turned inside out (unless you want fringe hanging from the bottom of your t-shirt bag) and start tying your strips together, to create a seam at the bottom of your bag.

Now, turn your bag right side out again. This is when I cut the neck out, and leave about 3 inches on each side to use as my straps.

This is a very simple bag, and can be dressed up with bows to make it more girly… Since this bag is primarily for my husband’s use though, we will go without bows. 😉

DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial Step-By-Step


I hope you have enjoyed this DIY No-Sew T-shirt Bag Tutorial… Stay tuned for more fun things in the future!

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