Thursday, July 6, 2017

No Sew Upcycled Tote Bag

Happy Day!  Hope you all are having a wonderful day.  I have a fun project for you that is fun, quick and oh so easy!  A "no-sew" tote bag with a little pineapple flair!  Pineapple you say?  Yep, pineapple is the color of the month at Imagine so I thought it would be fun if I colored the tote to resemble the colors of a pineapple.

I was so surprised how much the finished tote will hold!  I stuffed in 4 beach towels, a couple suntan lotions and still had room for more!  I'm thinkin about makin' a few of these puppies for Christmas gifts. They would be so handy for all sorts of things.

Here's a quick run-down on how I did it....

Trim arms & neck to form a "V" in the center.


Flick a couple colors of green, yellow and gold All Purpose Ink on the wet T.

Scrunch up the shirt and squeeze.
(this will distribute the ink giving it a tie dyed look.)

Lay flat to dry.
Once dry, iron on both sides to set the ink.

Snip the bottom into 1/2" strips about 3-4" up.

Knot and you're tote is done!!
Told you it was easy :)



All-Purpose Ink – Lemon Yellow, Vegas Gold, Spring Green, Green Apple




  1. Very clever and useful tote. These would make great gifts and filled with goodies for any age or gender. Thank you for sharing your Pineapple Express with us Sweet Roni!!! <3

  2. I going to hunt down t-shirts today! This is awesome.

  3. Oh, this is such a fun and cool idea. I have a bag over on the Rubber Dance blog today but I spent ages with the sewing machine. I love this. Might have to try. Hugz


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