No Sew T-Shirt Vest Bag



Has your favourite vest shrunk in the wash?  Or stretched out of all proportions?  Don’t bin it just yet – give it a second life with this super quick and ridiculously easy bag tutorial.

What you’ll need:


  • Old vest made from t-shirt material
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

For this tutorial, you can style your bag one of two ways – knots inside or knots outside.  For knots inside, turn your top inside out before cutting.  

What to do:

Step 1


Lay your vest out on a flat surface, ensuring your front and back hems are matching.

Step 2


At 1 inch intervals, cut up from the bottom 2.5 inches all the way along.  Remember to also cut up the side seams.


Step 3

Take the first tab on the top and the corresponding bottom tab.  Knot right over left, then left over right, ensuring to pull tight.


Step 4

Repeat all the way along.


And voila! One finished shopper bag, saving yourself 5p next time you hit the supermarket.



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