You all know by reading my blog that I am very aware of recycling whenever possible nothing goes to the trash without my second opinion. I use my husband's old levi's for purses, blankets,pillows etc. I have saved all my grandchildren's clothes that I could get from their moms to make them quilts. Buttons I have so many buttons I could open up my own store something old always has a special place in my heart. I can come up with some idea to use it later down the road. Steve will constantly find something I stashed in his garage for a later project. Gives me the look and knows he won't get me to part with it so don't even try. I can't wait to work on two old wooden lazy susans I rescued from the street on trash day. The neighbors now let me know when something is going out to the trash in case I have ideas for it. I could go on forever with objects in my yard that have been rescued for different projects this will be for another day. Today I wanted to share this great idea I found on Martha Stewarts craft site. I subscribe to her emails once in awhile something really intrigues me and today this is what I found. It is a tee shirt turned into a recycle grocery bag...I love it got plenty of hubby's shirts that will do the trick for this project. Here is her instructions -Enjoy
Turning an old T-shirt into a reusable shopping or grocery bag is a simple, clever craft to help everyone be "green." It's a Good Thing that will help protect the environment.
Tools and Materials
Heavy-weight cotton T-shirt
Water-erasable marking pen
T-Shirt Bag How-To
1. Turn T-shirt inside out and pin bottom of the T-shirt along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew bottom of T-shirt closed. Flip shirt right side out and lay flat on table, making sure all seams are lined up.
2. Place medium-size bowl about half-way over the neck hole. Using a water-erasable marking pen, trace along the edge of the bowl. Cut along the outline, making sure to go through the front and back sides of the shirt, in order to create an opening for the bag that's larger than what the neck hole allows.
3. Line up the hems on the front and back side of the sleeve and cut, making sure to go through both sides of the shirt. Repeat on the other sleeve. Tip: A jersey shirt would also work well for this craft, as it is already sleeveless, and it's made of a great mesh material.
Water-erasable marking pens can be purchased at most fabric stores for about $5. To purchase an already-made t-shirt bag, visit greenteebag.com
Read more at Marthastewart.com: Good Thing: T-Shirt Bag - Martha Stewart Crafts