DIY, fashion

Refashion: T-shirt to backpack DIY.

September 5, 2014

I don’t have children and I don’t go to school anymore. However somehow this year I got inspired by the back-to-school-trend. Maybe only because I had a project in mind and by hand. But hey?! Who am I to complain when the muse kisses me?! You can’t decide when creativity comes and goes.

I got an old strapless t-shirt from my sister (which is actually part of a pyjama). With a few easy steps I turned it into a nice backpack.

t-shirt-to-backpack

All you need is:
– a strapless shirt
– some thread, a needle
– some cord (if you aren’t as lucky as me that it’s already attached to the shirt)
– needles

t-shirt-to-backpack-needles

If you happen to have a top with straps, just cut the top off, so it’s straight, fold it with about 2 cms down and make 2 holes (with about 2 cms apart from each other). Now sew it close until you have a tunnel. Now take the cord and thread it through the tunnel. It should look just like my “before”-top.
Turn the top inside out and pull the cord to each corner. Pin it close with the needles.

t-shirt-to-backpack-sewing
Now sew the bottom of the shirt.

And voilá! That’s it already! Now look what I made: an easy backpack within just 10 mins.

t-shirt-to-backpack-from-behind

Unfortunately it has been raining all day every day for quite some time now. So I could only take pictures indoor. But don’t worry. I will take this cute little backpack for a spin as soon as I can.

t-shirt-to-backpack-detail

I guess this is just another great upcycling project. You can call me the upcycling queen now. Just kidding. Only in private. Don’t want to make anybody jealous.

casual-t-shirt-top-to-backpack-10-mins-diy

Now. Carry on!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Confessions of a Refashionista September 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This is awesome! and a fabulously clever refashion!

    • Reply sarah September 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you, Sheri!

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    Saw this on craftgawker. Great idea! Love how it turned out.

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