A week ago, my sister Sophie paid me a surprise visit. There is nothing special about your big sister paying you a visit, right? Not for me. I love Sophie to death. We are orphans and she is my only sibling and we, therefore, lean heavily on each other. She, however, drives me crazy sometimes and that’s why I always want a notice before she visits- it rarely happens despite the fact that she lives 200 km away!
My sister is the clan’s fashion police and in her opinion, am the world’s most terrible dresser- hard to admit but I think she is right. That’s why I always want to know when she is coming to visit so that I can dress up to impress her. To cut the long story short, when she showed up, I was wearing a lovely black T-shirt but my sister thought it was a piece of black drape that made me look like a homeless person.
Our conversations about my fashion choices always end with my beloved outfits being tossed in a trash can. This time around, I decided to make something useful out of my ‘fashion disaster’. Armed with a pair of scissors and zero sewing skills, I made a tote bag in 4 simple steps.
Lay your T-shirt on a flat surface
Cut off the T-shirt sleeves, neckline, and hem
At the helm, use the scissors to make incisions that are 1″ wide and 2.5″ long
Knot the fringes together
And Voila! you have a tote bag in less than 10 minutes.