T-Shirt Reusable Grocery Bags

by Jessie Jane

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Lately lots of places have put a ban on plastic bags at the markets, drug stores, restaurants, and any other store that would normally use a plastic bag for purchased goods.

It's certainly a step in the right direction to reduce landfill waste and pollution issues - but I couldn't help but be a little annoyed the first time I went to stock up on diapers, wipes, and a dozen or so of those glass baby food jars. When I got to the checkout and they asked for my reuseable bags, I thought %@$&!!!

So, I purchased one of those ugly reusable bags and then on the way home I got to thinking .... maybe I could make some cuter bags?

Introducing the Tank Top Re-useable Bag! Isn't it cute? You can really use whatever tank you have. I want to make a couple more with better patterns and maybe some fun colors .... but you get the idea.


  • Heavy-weight tank top (Preferably with thicker straps; no spaghetti straps)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine


Turn your tank top inside out and pin the bottom along the hem. Using a sewing machine, sew the bottom of the tank closed.

Quick Tip: If you want to make the bag more durable overlap the material and sew a double seam.

Once the tank is sewn, turn it inside out and you're DONE!

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