T-Shirt Bag

by Audrey Koh


Recycle an old t-shirt into something useful!

Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Cutting, tying knots

  • Intellectual - Comparing

  • Emotional - Appreciation, confidence, creativity

  • Social - Parent-child bonding


Step 1

Lay t-shirt flat on the ground/table and cut away the sleeves and collar area.

Step 3

Make vertical cuts along the bottom of the shirt, about 7” length long and 1” width apart.”

Step 5

Gently pull each strip to stretch out the cotton.

  • Old t-shirt

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

Step 2

Cut off the seam at the bottom of the shirt. You may keep these to make a longer handle for the bag.

Step 4

The 2 strips at both side of the shirt need to be cut apart at the seam such that they form strips to be tied together.

Step 6

Tie each front and back corresponding strips together using 2 basic knots such that they do not come apart. This forms the base of the bag. And you are ready to use it.

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