For my first visit to the blog, I thought I would choose a subject close to Andrea’s heart – T-shirts! But not as a garment – as an accessory.
The theatre I worked in had an insane amount of t-shirts in stock – as in 4-5 40 gallon tubs worth of t-shirts! Every summer we would purge the stock – some going to thrift stores, some going to staff and some were repurposed/reinvented.
While at the grocery store one day, I saw the clerk restocking a box of bags labeled “T-shirt Bags” and thought aha!!!! Why use lousy plastic for shopping when I have gobs of actual t-shirts that needed a new home? Not only is this a fabulous way to use up ugly shirts and make them cuter – but an excellent way to use t-shirts that you no longer wear but just can’t really part with.
Not only are these bags great for grocery shopping (especially if you live where stores are now charging for each shopping bag) since they are made of knit fabric and stretch to hold a lot, they are also perfect for knitting and crochet project bags.
I used to use the smaller bags with pockets inside to transport bottles and other necessities for my son when he was smaller.
Now go and make your own t-shirt bag and post a picture on Andrea’s Facebook page!!