|[You can find American Nanny here]|
|[Hulibug, Melissa, Awesomesauce and Asshattery,|
|Reminds me of the Indian bags with the pieces of glass|
sewn onto them.
Here's how I made the basic bag. I used an XL tee for this bag.
a) convert into shape of singlet by cutting off the sleeves and opening up the neck
b) make incisions at the bottom of the t-shirt so that you open up the tubing.
c) cut strips of t-shirt material (about 1/2 inch) from the sleeves you cut off, stretch and insert into tubing. Pull strips, gather t-shirt material and tie a knot. It's pretty similar to pulling a draw string bag. You can make one insertion and use one strip, or you can make two insertions and use two strips for the draw string effect. Just make sure you pull tight enough and there are no holes in the bottom.
d) You have your bag!!! You can now strengthen the straps by binding it with more scraps and decorate the main body of the bag!!
Here's another one I made. This one is from an XS t-shirt - perfect for small items, or maybe even a lunch box carrier when we "dar bau" (Singapore slang for take-out)!