Friday, December 20

No-Sew T-Shirt Gift Bags

I'm here at the iLoveToCreate headquarters in the design studio and I came across a huge bin o f tie-dye cast-off shirts. My first thought - gift bags! THe best thing about these is that you don't even need to sew - we're using  Aleene's® Fabric Fusion® Peel & Stick Tape™!

T-shirt (I used tie-dye shirts)

Determine what size you want your bag to be - keeping in mind what size of shirt you have. Cut along the bottom, cut off the sleeves. Turn your shirt right side in. Time to seal the bottom!

We'll need to reinforce the bottom - first you'll add a strip of the tape inside the bottom layer and press the top layer. Smooth out any bumps with your fingers. Next, add another strip along the top layer and fold it over. Press so it is bonded. Turn your shirt inside out so the front is showing.

To give your bag a professional look, make some gussets! This will give your bag a flat bottom so it can hold items in a more balanced fashion. Pull out one corner at the bottom of the bag. Add a strip of tape. DO NOT remove the tape backing yet! Put your hand inside the bag and press the pointed corner inside to create a moth. Line up the ends, then pull off the  backing of the tape and press in place. Repeat for the other side.

Decorate the front of your bag as desired!

Cut notches in your bag around the top, leave room to "poof" the top. Insert a long strand of ribbon - long enough for you tie a big bow.


Brent karl said...

I have a drawer of T-shirts that have literally been moved all over the country. They don’t get worn anymore: They either don’t fit, are completely tattered or have been retired to a place of honor.Really thanks a lot for the good idea of making bags with T-Shirts.

Gift Bags said...

For me, it's a perfect gift bag to enhance the presentation of any gift so I will definitely give this idea a shot soon.

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