|My T-shirt and shopping bag ready for transformation.|
-one T-shirt with a cool image. This is a great way to salvage old shirts that no longer fit or are otherwise unwearable.
-one reusable cloth bag
-needle and thread or sewing machine
-measuring tape or ruler - or you can just wing it
Difficulty level - This project is suitable for all sewers from beginner on up.
Step one: Measure the logo that needs to be covered.
Step three: Cut the T-shirt image large enough to cover the logo on the bag.
Step three point five: Pin the logo to the bag:
The awesome thing about working with t-shirts is that they are knits which means...they don't fray! You don't have to worry about folding your edges under - unless you really want to.
Step four: Sew it on. You can do this with a machine or by hand. It's a pretty fast sew so I usually do mine by hand. A nice watching TV but still feeling like I'm accomplishing something sort of project. Maybe you could do it while watching an old horror flick - I think Dave would approve.
Here's a little trick of mine (and anyone who sews regularly).
|Don't worry, I cut that ugly tag off.|
Somehow I neglected to take an actual sewing picture. I left about a cm of t-shirt overhang around the edge. If you feel like showing off your skills use a contrasting thread color, or try an interesting stitch.
After you've stitched around all four sides of the t-shirt just tie off your thread and presto an awesome new bag that's actually attractive and that you won't be tempted to leave behind every time you take something somewhere.
|Ta da! A much better bag.|
I'd like to thank Dave for his un-knowing participation in this post. Dave, if you'd like to come by the store some time I have a token of my gratitude for you. It may or may not be a grocery bag with your cartoon likeness on it. And for the rest of you, thanks for playing along. I know my next trip to the grocery store is going to be way more interesting due to all the cool bags everywhere. If you like movies and/or Dave's likeness, or if you think you like stuff I like go check out Dave's blog Bloody Terror. Some of Dave's 'And Yet I Blame Hollywood' reviews are animated and can possibly be found on the web somewhere. Maybe someone could post a link in the comments if they know where to find them?