This is a great, quick and impressive project to do with children. You could make them as gifts or as part of a fashion topic. In fact, it would be perfect for an environmental project on 'up cycling'.
Cut off the sleeves.
Cut the neck into a scoop. The deeper the scoop, the longer the handles. Then, turn it inside out.
Cut slits all along the bottom, about an inch apart and 2-3 inches long. Cut through the front and back of the t-shirt at the same time. Make sure you cut the far left and far right ones in two (along the seem).
For every pair, tie the front strip to the back strip in a single knot.
Look at your first three knots. Take the left-hand strand of the middle knot and tie it to the right-hand strand of the left knot. Then, take the right-hand strand of the middle knot and tie it to the left-hand strand of the right knot. (The ones I'm touching in the pictures). Then, take the right-hand strand of the right knot and tie it to the left-hand strand of the next knot. Continue this all along.
Turn it inside-out and voila! You have your very own t-shirt tote bag!
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