10-Minute No-Sew T-shirt Bag

0 Posted by - March 14, 2012 - DIY & Crafts

No-sew, no-bake, no-effort, I’m in. I don’t sew or bake or… um… eff. So this no-sew t-shirt bag, which supposedly takes less than 10 minutes to make, was pretty much right up my alley.

Plus, who doesn’t need another ugly-ass tote bag taking up space in their closet, right?

Step 1: Cut off the sleeves of the shirt.

So far so good. And I think I can even recycle the sleeves. OMG what a cute hat! It goes with my scarf!

Step 2: Cut a half-inch strip off the sleeve. Then make your dog model it.

If dogs could speak: "Fuck you Mom."

Step 3: Cut out the collar in whatever shape you want the top of the bag to be.

I was afraid the dog would bite my face off if I made her model this one.

Step 4: Snip a little hole in the hem of the shirt.

Step 5: Attach a safety pin to the stringy thingy and thread it through.

Step 6: Tie the string.

That’s it. You have a bag. A bag with a big hole in the bottom that resembles a cat anus.

I timed myself, and this actually took me a total of 25 minutes to make, but about 10 of those were spent seeing what things I could stick in the hole. Yeah, I’m that girl.

Apple.

Soy sauce.

Sour apple pucker.

Don’t judge.

Anyway, 15 minutes and a pitted out t-shirt is a small price to pay for an ugly-ass tote bag that your soy sauce may or may not fall out of.

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  • Robbie

    That shirt look vaguely familiar. Hey..wait! :(

  • http://Www.dolly.sickles.org Dolly

    “Cat anus.” Sofunny. Looks like you got a cat-ass-trophy.

  • http://urthalun.com/ Julie

    LOL! Oh man. You did a great job, and holy crap I laughed so hard about the cinched up base!

    On a more serious note, I recently made a delightfully shitty bag out of a hooded sweatshirt (after seeing a girl with one at our county fair).
    (Put up pictures at my place like you did and everything!)

    It turned out nearly as well as yours. No butt at the bottom though, sadly.

    • Pintester

      Julie, I think we need a link to your shitty bag post.

      • http://urthalun.com/ Julie

        Ask and you shall receive. Here it is.

        (Be forewarned though, I have not gone back and read this since it posted last summer, so who knows what the hell mood I was in or how bad it might be.)

        http://urthalun.com/2011/08/30/blessings-light-and-dark-small-and-large/

        • Pintester

          Well brava, I say! Far be it from me to attempt something that actually requires sewing.

  • http://www.wtfpinterest.com WTFPinterest

    Brava! Just how I like to start my day – laughing my ass off! Sour Apple Pucker – oh my!

  • Todd

    You had us screaming laughing for about 30 min. last night right when we got to the “cinched up base” part. We almost woke the kids up…but totally worth it.

    • Pintester

      You made my day, Todd. I’m going to start using “cat anus” more in casual conversation if I can get a reaction like that.

  • http://gardenofdiscovery.blogspot.com/ Patty Hicks

    Oh dear…I made the mistake of taking a swig of soda pop as I opened this link. My nose did not appreciate the carbonation and it almost became my laptop’s worst nightmare. Post is too funny! This one needs to come with a warning label for those reading it during meals. “Be sure mouth is empty before reading.” X-D

    • Margo

      You so ruined my makeup and so made my day :D))) I’ve had the worst week and finding your blog on a Friday night has started me a good weekend. I’m sure of it. I laughed so hard for this cat anus bag that tears dropped on my shirt, omg, what a recycled piece of art. Keep on trying these pins, please <3

  • kristl38

    OMG!!!! I loooove this!!! aaaaannnd….”Pin” this, lol!

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  • http://cheapandchicinchicago.blogspot.com Piper Alexander

    Oh shit, mental note – stay off your site when I’m @ the office. This post had me hysterically laughing, complete with watering eyes. It’s still funny the second time around… cat anus…

  • Jenn

    I think your website should have a disclaimer stating this blog should not be read while drinking any form of alcoholic beverage. Twice now, in less than 10 minutes, I have choked on my wine… absolutely fantastic blog! I love it! Now when my cat tries to cuddle… AKA the ass in the face routine… I will remember it is one of the most crucial steps to making a t-shirt shopping bag!!!

  • Mary

    Hey you look so familiar. Did you go to RHS? Love the blog.

    • Pintester

      I did go to RHS, Mary. My maiden name is Sonja Likness and I have a twin sister. That should get the juices flowing on who I am. ;) Not too many people with that combination of traits.

      You’re not Mary from freshman year PE, are you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bay1984 Baillie Danielle Siefert

    Cat anus, hahahahahahaha! That made me laugh out loud (I have to type that out long form since no one takes lol-ing serious now).

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  • Tricia Mc

    dude, you made me fat-lady-wheeze-laugh on that one. kuddos!

  • http://gravatar.com/sassysami SAMANTHA. pround nursing mama

    Omgosh! I just found this blog. I think I love you!!! You remind me of my best friend and myself, always wine involved some how haha..
    But hey the cat anus looks like it would make for a great wine pouch haha ;)

  • Teresa

    i think i just wet myself laughing

  • Alexandra

    Holy shit I laughed so hard at this one!! Genius.

  • KE

    lol A bag that can give birth! Genius!

  • mari

    hahahaha. laughing out loud. i really want to make a bag my soy sauce may or may not fall out of. lmao

  • emma

    You should post a disclaimer on the top of your page that reads “Do not attempt to read this blog while using your laptop in bed with your sleeping spouse. You will shake the bed awake with laughter.”

    • wall8flower342

      agreed lol

  • Gloria

    I just cried hysterically at my desk from laughing at your “A bag with a big hole in the bottom resembling a cat anus”.  You are hilarious.  I applaud your efforts! Keep ‘em coming!

  • Jillian

    I need to remember to close my office door before I read your posts. I’m silent laughing whilst convulsing and making choking noises, and I’m pretty sure my face has turned red and I’ve laugh-cried all the makeup off my face. My coworkers may or may not think I’m a psychopath.  

  • margie

    i.love.you.

  • kellibluefrog

    OMG I think we are bbfs now! You may not have known it, but we are. I’ve decided. You make me laugh till I tinkle a little (not really) or coke zero comes out my nose (really). 

  • kellibluefrog

    OMG I think we are bbfs now! You may not have known it, but we are. I’ve decided. You make me laugh till I tinkle a little (not really) or coke zero comes out my nose (really). 

  • http://girl-dog-oven.blogspot.com/ Dianamarie126

    Cat anus…snicker…I think I love you. Hahahahahahaha!!

    • MySweetlifex3

       @Dianamarie126 I died laughing when I read that haha

  • jms124

    I lost it at the “cat anus” part! 

  • kgoolsby84

    Omg the more I read the more I think I love you!

  • kim

    I have been sitting here reading your posts laughing my ass off – can’t wait to read the rest!  I think I love you!

  • RubyRoberts

    HAHA cat anus! 

  • Threesmellydogs

    So much awesome!!

  • CourtneyCampos

    I died at the sleeve hat…

  • http://rockbleeder.blogspot.com/ Rockbleeder

    Lol at the cat anus

  • chelle

    Thank you for that…just laughed out loud and strangers are staring at me….

  • EffingHilarious

    “So far so good. And I think I can even recycle the sleeves. OMG what a cute hat! It goes with my scarf!”
     
    I laughed and laughed and laughed at that line! I just got done reading your blog on that ridiculous scarf LOL

  • bamboling

    I can’t stopping laughing… Youre so funny.

  • Emilydse14

    I just came across your blog today and have been plastered to my laptop ever since. The cat anus comment got me on this one. Never allow yourself to become amused while suffering from a runny nose. It will, and I repeat WILL shoot out identical to a rocket launch.

  • Emilydse14

    I just came across your blog today and have been plastered to my laptop ever since. The cat anus comment got me on this one. Never allow yourself to become amused while suffering from a runny nose. It will, and I repeat WILL shoot out identical to a rocket launch.

  • CraftyChic

    If you cut 4 slits in the bottom of the bag instead of just one, you can make 4 smaller loops that don’t as closely resemble a cat anus. And if you tie the ends together your soy sauce probably won’t fall out.

  • Allyson

    omg that looks exactly like a cat anus. i almost pee’d. can’t stop reading your blog. they just get funnier and funnier.

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