On January 1st the City of Calabasas (where Lilyshop is headquartered) put a ban on plastic bags at the markets, drug stores, restaurants, and any other store in the city that would normally use a plastic bag for purchased goods. Now while I appreciate that this is a step in the right direction to reduce landfill waste and pollution issues I couldn't help but be a little annoyed the first time I went into Babies"R"us to stock up on diapers, wipes, and a dozen or so of those glass baby food jars. When I got to the checkout and they asked for my reuseable bags I thought %@$&!!! So, I purchased one of those ugly reuseable bags and then on the way home I got to thinking .... maybe I could make some cuter bags?
Introducing the Tank Top Reuseable Bag! Isn't it cute? You can really use whatever tank you have. I want to make a couple more with better patterns and maybe some fun colors .... but you get the idea.
What You Need
Heavy-weight tank top (Preferably with thicker straps; no spaghetti straps)
1. Turn your tank top inside out and pin the bottom along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew the bottom of the tank closed. Once the tank is sewn, turn it inside out and you're DONE! (Quick Tip: If you want to make the bag more durable overlap the material and sew a double seam.)
Get creative and use tanks with logos, patterns, etc.
Super cute idea. I am going to try this. I am not a great sewer but it does not look hard to do.
Wow, I really love these. I don't have a sewing machine. I will try to hand stitch. Wonder if it will be strong enough??
I wish I could buy these somewhere!
I made them :) Every time I go to the market people ask where I bought them. I should sell them on lilyshop!