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« on: July 03, 2010 11:45:35 AM »

I hope this is where it goes! I had three shirts that I wanted to do something with but couldn't figure it out. It hit me to use them as reusuable grocery bags because I'm thoroughly tired of the plastic bags clogging my cabinets!

I cut off the sleeves, cut the neckline into a square shape and sewed the bottom hem closed with a few different stitches (to make sure nothing falls out!). These are perfect! I can shove a lot more stuff in them because they stretch and they're easy to toss into the laundry along with our towels. No special treatment! I don't suggest tossing a lot of heavy stuff in there because the "handles" might stretch out. I need to make a pouch to keep them in now.

Anyway, here they are! Sorry for the crappy quality. I'm using my cell phone for pictures until I find my camera. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010 01:37:46 PM »

What a great idea! I've got some old tshirts that this would be PERFECT for.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010 03:41:53 PM »

Great idea! I'm gonna dig through my hubby's shirt drawer right now!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010 03:40:43 AM »

that's a really good idea! To make the handles a bit less stretchy maybe you could line them with something. that wouldn't take too much longer so they would still be a really quick project.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010 08:29:46 AM »

wow! *rifles through charity box* lol!
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010 09:02:20 AM »

These bags are a big hit at all the stores I go to! lol. Plus, they can hold a lot more stuff than plastic bags or those reusuable canvas-like bags. The stretchy handles make it easier for me to throw them over my shoulder which puts less weight in my hands. I can keep my hands free! Smiley I plan on making some more so I can keep a few in every car. lol.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010 01:56:19 AM »

great idea! I love those simple things that just sort of hit us. I am definitly going to make some of those today.
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