A few weeks ago, I went through a serious closet purge and donated almost all of my remaining race cotton shirts. I was discussing the situation with a few other racing friends via text, and one suggested that I turn the leftovers into reusable shopping bags as shown in this NO SEW tutorial on Mommypotamus. I have been saying “no, thank you” to cotton race shirts for a while now, but the result of this DIY project was so cute that I may begin taking them again!
Step 1: Grab Your Race Shirt
Step 2: Cut off the arms and neck.
Step 3: Cut a fringe on the bottom. You want the fringe to be about as long as a finger.
Step 4: Turn the shirt inside out and tie each fringe from the front of the shirt to the corresponding fringe on the back. Do a double knot.
Step 5: Turn it back rightside out and – TADA! – you’ve got a shopping bag. So cute, huh?
Again, check out the original DIY tutorial for all the details on how to make the bag.
Other fun Internet-inspired DIY projects that I’ve tried: