Simplicity by Choice

Off-Grid Living & Self-Reliance

Re-Purposing Kids Tank Tops December 4, 2011

Filed under: green living,sewing,simplicity — ourprairiehome @ 7:20 pm

If you have extra sleeveless tops from summer for your kids, there is a fun way to re-purpose them into something they (or you) can use year round. Lay the shirt flat on a surface and pin the bottom closed with straight pins. Sew the shirt bottom closed about 1/4 inch from the edge. Remove the pins.

Turn the shirt inside out and smooth out flat again. Pin the bottom once again. This time, sew a seam about 1/2 inch from the bottom. This will completely encase the first seam. This makes a very secure french seam of double stitching. Turn the shirt to the right side again. Voila’ You have a fun tote bag!

Enjoy!

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