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STEP ONE

Take an old T-shirt and turn it inside out. Draw a bag shape you like. (You can make it as small or large as you want.)

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STEP TWO

Cut through both layers so you have two identical pieces. You can leave the shirt’s hem intact or snip it off.

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STEP THREE

Stitch the two pieces together all the way around, leaving the bag’s opening untouched.

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STEP FOUR

To prevent fraying, either serge or apply a narrow zigzag stitch to the edge.

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STEP FIVE

Use a ruler and ballpoint pen to draw dashes across the fabric. Important: Leave room four inches from the top for your handle.

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STEP SIX

Using scissors or a rotary cutter, snip along the lines, making sure to stagger your cuts. Cut a longer slit two inches from the top—this will be your handle—and shape the sides if you wish.

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STEP SEVEN

Then streeeeeetch the bag.

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STEP EIGHT

That’s it! If you wash and dry your bag, the slits curl up a bit and it looks even better. You can use them for produce, as the name implies, or at the beach for your sandals.

+ Delia Creates