I sorted through my projects to complete and my mending bag. I found my favorite t-shirt that I haven't worn in probably six months. It had a grease stain of some sort front and center thus not fit to wear but I wasn't ready to throw it out!
So, I turned it into a bag!
I love the quote, which says, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." The person who said that was Steve Prefontaine who was a runner at University of Oregon quite some time ago. I find the quote extremely motivating and I love to swim so I put the shirt together with a plastic bag and a drawstring from an old sweatshirt. This bag is the result! The liner bag is from the gym and is meant specifically for your wet swim suit after your swim. I hate carrying around the ugly clear bag with my suit visible to everyone so this is the perfect solution!
Here's an interior shot of the bag:
Sewing a cotton t-shirt and a plastic bag together is by no means easy! If nothing else I have learned to follow my gut when it comes to sewing projects!
I had considered fusing the plastic to the shirt material first but decided against it. I just was feeling lazy and didn't want to get up, drag out the iron and go through the whole plastic fusing process! So, I just pinned them together and started sewing. Even with the pins in place, the plastic kept slipping a bit so there are some major flaws. However, the fact that the closure is a cinch-drawstring you really can't tell.