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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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To Market, To Market

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 6, 2015 1:06:26 PM

T-Shirt Market BagGriswold Family Christmas T-ShirtI love this time of year when farmer’s markets are plentiful and veggies are abundant! Saturday shopping for fresh food at an outdoor market is the best way to buy groceries. It’s so French! You also need your own bag (it’s green, efficient and chic). No reason to buy an expensive one when you can make your own from discarded t-shirts.

You know Goodwill is loaded with t-shirts in every color, style and size. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of our favorite movies, so I couldn’t resist this shirt with the Griswold car.

T-Shirt Market Bag steps 1-3Step 1:

Cut off the sleeves

Step 2:

Use a large bowl to trace a circle at the neckline.

Cut out the top on your traced line. I wanted it a little wider, so I cut out more fabric, giving me a narrow shoulder.

Step 3:

Turn the shirt inside out. I cut off about 8 inches from the bottom. Knit fabric stretches when full and I didn’t want a gigantic bag. Then round the corners and sew across the bottom. It was still a little too “square,” so I rounded the bottom even more.

T-Shirt Market Bag step 4

T-Shirt Market Bag

Step 4:

Tie a left-over piece of fabric at the shoulders for a little fringe and personality.

It’s perfect for the market. Knits are practically indestructible, and it’s washable! Or, make book bags for the students in the family.

 

Topics: Merri Cvetan, home decor expert Merri Cvetan, recycle t-shirts, t-shirt market bag, DIY t-shirt market bag

  • t-shirt market bag

    I love this time of year when farmer’s markets are plentiful and veggies are abundant! You also need your own bag (it’s green, efficient and chic). No reason to buy an expensive one when you can make your own from discarded t-shirts.

  • t-shirt market bag

    You know Goodwill is loaded with t-shirts in every color, style and size. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is one of our favorite movies, so I couldn’t resist this shirt with the Griswold car.

  • t-shirt market bag

    Cut off the sleeves.

  • t-shirt market bag

    Use a large bowl to trace a circle at the neckline.

  • t-shirt market bag

    Cut out the top on your traced line. I wanted it a little wider, so I cut out more fabric, giving me a narrow shoulder.

  • t-shirt market bag

    Turn the shirt inside out. I cut off about 8 inches from the bottom.

  • t-shirt market bag
    Knit fabric stretches when full and I didn’t want a gigantic bag. Then round the corners and sew across the bottom. It was still a little too “square,” so I rounded the bottom even more.
  • t-shirt market bag

    Tie a left-over piece of fabric at the shoulders for a little fringe and personality.