The last couple weeks have been crazy. My sister and I have been putting together a bridal shower for my niece. It’s going to be so cool. I will post pictures and such after. I want it to be a surprise.
In the mean time, my husband tore the sleeve of one of his work shirts. The rest of the shirt was in pretty good shape, so I could have cut off the long sleeves and made it short sleeve. He doesn’t wear that style of shirt though, so I tossed it on the pile of things to be fixed, figuring I’d come up with something.
And I did:
I have been making a lot of tote bags of various sizes for something to do and been having a lot of fun trying different things. For this bag, I used his shirt for the outside and a twill fabric for the interior. The twill was from a scrapped attempt to make a bag for my cutting mat, so it was recycled too.
It came out so cute, I had to make more. I almost cleared the racks at Goodwill of long sleeve, button-down shirts, then realized the short sleeve shirts were cheaper and I didn’t need the sleeves anyway, so I grabbed a couple of those too.
And I wrote out instructions, so you can raid your husband’s closet, or the local thrift store, and make your own bag.
Link to Shirt and Pants Bag Pattern. (The bags are for sale there too.)
If you make one, send me pictures. I would love to see how they turn out.
Now I need to figure out what to do with the sleeves and collars.