This is a fun craft with instant gratification.
Up-Cycled T-Shirt Tote Bag
Decorative Trim (Optional)
Turn t-shirt wrong side out and hem bottom with straight stitch about 10-12 stitches per inch near existing t-shirt hem. Sew an additional row of stitches about 1/8-1/4 from the beginning row to reinforce.
Note: If tank top style t-shirt is use simply turn the shirt right side out and sew optional trim on about 1/2 inch from the bottom edge with a straight stitch.
If sleeved type t-shirt is used, use a dinner plate as a template to draw a semi-circle at the neckline and arm holes. Cut along the line. Reinforce the remaining shoulder seams with a double row of stitching. Back-stitch at the beginning and ending of all seams. Proceed with Step 1. (The cut out sleeves can be used for a head bands.)
This is a great little bag that can be easily rolled up and carried in a purse for use at the store checkout or market. I carry mine all the time and have even used it as a wash cloth and even a towel in a pinch. Can be tossed into the washer with the regular laundry on wash day. Make a bunch as gifts for friends and save the Planet.