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how_to_sew_a_drawstring_bag_from_an_old_t-shirt [2020/07/05 17:15]
pauloh [How to Sew a Drawstring Bag from an Old T-shirt]
how_to_sew_a_drawstring_bag_from_an_old_t-shirt [2020/07/05 17:22] (current)
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 Drawstring bags are commercially available. ​ But everyone has an old or unwanted T-shirt. ​ Rather than throw it away, it can be given new life, re-purposed as a drawstring bag.  By design, the T-shirt is not cut (except for the slits). ​ The stitches can be ripped apart in the rare case one wants the T-shirt again! ​ Recall, that the motivation was to have a practical and useful project for sewing beginners. ​ This drawstring bag serves this purpose and helps the lab with tool/part storage and organization as well. Drawstring bags are commercially available. ​ But everyone has an old or unwanted T-shirt. ​ Rather than throw it away, it can be given new life, re-purposed as a drawstring bag.  By design, the T-shirt is not cut (except for the slits). ​ The stitches can be ripped apart in the rare case one wants the T-shirt again! ​ Recall, that the motivation was to have a practical and useful project for sewing beginners. ​ This drawstring bag serves this purpose and helps the lab with tool/part storage and organization as well.
  
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 +The drawstring bag's simplicity (thread cords thru slits) can re-purpose many common items. ​ The photo above was a sturdy rice bag that was cut in half.  Such bags can withstand a lot of load and do not pierce easily. ​ One simply stitches a hem, slits the sides, and slides two cords. ​ Unwanted tote bags (e.g. from a trade show) can be turned inside-out and again, re-purposed as a drawstring bag too.  Happy re-purposing!
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