DIY Tote Bag From an Upcycled Flannel Shirt

There’s just something so cozy and comfy about a flannel shirt. The weather starts to get cooler and we happily bring out our thermals. We layer them over turtlenecks and under vests, but why not bring that same snug feeling into a winter tote by creating this bag from a thrift store find, or making a super-special cuddly tote from the shirt of a loved one. One of the neat things about using an upcycled shirt for this project is the front pockets become part of the design and are totally usable. Also, with gift giving season fast approaching, this would make a wonderful, inexpensive hand-made gift. Trifecta in my opinion.

Check out the video and be sure to turn on the sound, they’re much more fun to watch with the music!

Click here for the complete step-by-step photo instructions.

If you’d like to use the whole shirt, you can make some fun mittens from the sleeves.

Happy Sewing!


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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