If you’re going to hit the mean streets of Stink City, you’d better come prepared. You’ll be stocking up on loads of famous Stink City specialities – like pickled jellyfish or doglumps – so you’ll need a good solid shopping bag.
And what better way to get one than to make it out of some dusty old t-shirt you never wear any more!?
You Will Need:
- An old t-shirt
- A pair of scissors
- That’s it!
Step 1: Cut off Arms
Cut both arms off your old t-shirt, trying to keep them as even as you can. Oooh – and watch out for those sharp scissors!
Step 2: Cut the bottom of your t-shirt into strips
Like this! Make them a couple of cm wide, and not too short. You’ll be tying them together soon, so make sure they’re long enough. Try and make it a bit more even than this guy did. Just can’t get the staff these days.
Step 3: Turn your t-shirt inside-out
This step is easy!
It should look like this now!
Step 4: Tie those strips together!
Take each strip along the bottom of your t-shirt, and tie it to the one below it. Like so!
Step 5: Tie up any loose ends
Chuck a few double knots about! The more knots, the stronger your bag. If you know any sailors this would be a great time to call in some favours – they love knots.
Step 6: Cut the handles
Back up to the top of the t-shirt again now! Cut a deep U shape into the neck hole of the shirt (is “neck hole” the right word??) – these will become the handles of your shopping bag.
You can definitely do a neater job than this amateur!
Step 7: Turn the bag inside out again!
…And you’re done! It’s not the neatest bag ever, but wonky edges will be the height of fashion next year – and you’ll be ahead of the game.