Yesterday, I was feeling particularly crafty, and I decided to upcycle the t-shirt I got from my first 5K. Because I’m more of a tank-top-and-blue-jeans kind of girl, I wanted to turn it into something I could use. It was serving no purpose just languishing in the back of my closet. Inspiration struck while I gathered up some library books – I could sculpt it into a cute little bag!
But wait . . . I don’t sew. Ever. For any reason. I like to think I’m helping locally-owned businesses when I frantically rush to the tailor with a torn hem and a handful of mismatched buttons. So this would have to be a no-sew bag.
A quick search online directed me to Julie Finn’s Crafting a Green World. I followed her ridiculously easy instructions, and I’m quite pleased with the end result:
And yes, there’s Bandit, appearing just in time to steal the limelight.
I’m eager to try out my new bag at the library and farmer’s market this weekend. It was nice to take some time out for myself and craft something simply for the joy of it. Now those leftover t-shirt sleeves are calling to me – maybe it’s time for some knockoff Yogitoes headbands.
I hope your weekend is filled with inspiration and creativity, Dear Reader!