Easy Reusable Shopping Bag Tutorial

Easy Reusable Shopping Bag Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

I am obsessing over this reusable bag tutorial by Sewing Ideas. I am always on the lookout for new ways to save the planet, and this reusable bag does just that. Plus, it is super trendy and can be made from any old shirt, which we all have plenty of lying around.


Materials Needed For This Project:

  • An Old Button-Up Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Flat Edge
  • Sewing Machine
  • Seam Ripper


Step One

Cut the template for your bg using another bag that you like the size of. In the video don below, Sewing Ideas uses a plastic bag for her template.

Step Two

Cut the shirt as seen in the video down below. You will want to get all the solid fabric pieces off of the shits. You will be cutting them into sizes that line up to create one long piece of fabric. The size of your bag will depend on the size of your shirt.

Cut Fabric For Reusable Bag - Easy Sewing

Image by. Sewing Ideas via YouTube video.

Step Three

Sew together all the pieces of fabric into one piece, then fold it into 4. then pin down your bag template and cut the fabric around it.

Step Four

Pin and sew around the inner square of the template then flip it inside out. Next, you will sew the outer edges of the bag.

Sew Edges Of Reusable Bag - Easy Sewing

Image by. Sewing Ideas via YouTube video.


Step Five

Flip the bag back around and then sew the edges of the other side as well.

Step Six

Finally, flip the bag all the way around and get ready to sew the bag on the final edges. After sewing the final edges you will flip the bag back right side out and make the final touches on your corners.

Tutorial For Reusable Shopping Bag

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