A Flannel Shirt Makes a Charming Tote
August 6, 2018 |
| Quilted Bags
Re-purpose a Shirt for This Easy Project!
Turn a men’s shirt into an attractive bag with this easy project. Notice how the shirt pockets are part of the design and are perfectly usable.
This is a great use for a thrift store shirt that has plenty of wear left. Wool or cotton flannel are perfect, as is any sturdy fabric. Plaid adds interest to the bag, as well.
Fusible fleece lends structure to the bag. Faux leather rolled handles are a nice finishing touch. However, you can create fabric straps from the shirt sleeves or a complementary fabric, if you prefer.
The finished bag, designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog for Make It Coats, is 12” tall x 15” wide x 4” deep (excluding handles).
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