Today is the Charmer’s 2nd Guest Post – in celebration of my 1st Blogaversary!
Rukmini from Trumatter is gracious enough to join in on the celebration by sharing her creativity with us!
Yes, we are very lucky indeed!
Some of Rukmini’s creativity is shown
in the transformation of her DIY Project: Wine Crate To Beach House Table,
or her Before and After, Harlequin Tabletop Tutorial
her creativity shines through!!!!
In the journey of our roads meeting together, I have found Rukmini to be creative, a free spirit, gentle and beautiful inside and out!
Hi there. My name is Rukmini Roy and I blog @trumatter, from my teeny little, sunny space station by the creek on earth which I call home. A décor enthusiast with a strong DIY ethic, an editor by day and renegade foodie by night, I love every bit of my toggling life between pinstripe suits, junk silver and polka dot pajamas.
I’m honored to be Guest blogging for Cathy here today and I think this is a post you’ll definitely bag. Ah well, this is about a beach bag made from a discarded t-shirt! A bit sad that the bag for charity is weighing lesser by the minute but you cannot stop the DIY minded brain rat from looking for cheese (read tees), can you?
Without much further ado, here we are on how to make
A no sew beach bag from old tee
An old t-shirt
A pair of scissors
First, place your t-shirt on a flat surface, and starting from the waist hem, cut a tote shape. See collage below for ref. Next, reverse your tee and with fabric glue secure the cut and the loose ends. T-shirts generally don’t ladder but seamed ends do look neat to me.
Keep the top and few inches of the side open and give it an inside fold. Again, stickityboo. Now here, I have cut a little semi circle where the sleeves were. You can just go straight.
Now, with a scissor make 4 holes, 2 on each side of the open top section from where you will attach the rope handle.
How to attach the rope handle
Sling a meter of rope from your shoulders and see where you would like to see your bag. You might like it short or mid length so that’s totally up to you.
Take the measurement of the length and cut 2 equal lengths of rope. This will be your handle.
Pull one end of a piece of rope through a hole and tie two dead knots on the inner side of the bag. Actually, if you know some fancy knots, you can tie it outside too. Also, you can use a bunch of satin cords if you like. The possibilities are endless. here’s a sketch of the same
Do it in all the four holes and you’ll be ready with a super looking beach bag that’s made out of your old teeshirt!
Do yourself a favor and stop by Trumatter and bask in her creative spirit!