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EASY POUCH TUTO RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

Is your T-shirt damaged or out of shape after having worn it during numerous hikes? Do not throw it away, recycle it into a pouch or bulk bag.

EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

And there you have it, the t-shirt that you have worn so often during your hikes comes to an end:damaged, out of shape, you no longer want to wear it.
What if this was the perfect opportunity to give it a new life?
We share with you our fabric pouch or bulk bag tutorial so that you can transform it!
Ideal to carry easily your washable wipes, and even your loose groceries.
This old t-shirt still has a long life ahead of it!
Reduce your waste with this quick, easy and fun DIY!

THE MAIN STEPS OF OUR POUCH fabric TUTO:

WHAT MATERIAL DO YOU NEED TO USE TO MAKE A SMALL POUCH - BULK BAG?

·         Your used T-Shirt (or an old fleece if the fabric is not too thick, or even scraps of fabric)

·         A sewing machine and thread (or needle and thread if sewing by hand)

·         Fabric scissors

·         A ruler

·         Some paper and a pencil

·         A fabric pencil or chalk (even a simple felt-tip pen)

·         Some pins

·         A safety pin

·         Ribbon, cord

HOW DO YOU MAKE A FABRIC POUCH?

Are you ready to give a second-life to your t-shirt?
Let's go!

1. CUT THE T-SHIRT

To have the maximum usable fabric, lay the fabric out flat, cut the side seams, sleeves and shoulder seams of your T-shirt.

By the way, it's pretty funny to see the garment cut up like this.

2. WHAT SIZE DO YOU MAKE THE POUCH?

Prepare the pattern for the size of the pouch you want to make:
Draw a rectangle with the desired dimensions, and add 2 cm on the width and 4 cm on the height.
For example, for a pouch with a dimension of 19 x 28 cm, you will have to draw a rectangle of 21 x 32cm.

Cut the paper rectangle to the size traced.

3. OFF WE GO ... LET'S MAKE THE POUCH

Lay the fabric flat, to make the pouch, trace the rectangle twice following the pattern and cut the fabric.

4. HOW DO YOU SEW THE POUCH?

Superimpose the two fabric rectangles, the two right sides facing each other, and pin them together.
On the top part of the fabric of one of the rectangles mark the end of the seam 5 cm from the edge.

EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

Then sew the sides and the bottom of your pouch, with a seam 1cm from the edge of the fabric.Above all, do not forget to double stitch at the end of the seam (to make sure your seam is solid).
Fold the remaining 5 cm edges, and stitch to maintain the seam allowance.

EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

Now hem the pouch.
Fold the edge of the fabric over to 1 cm of the seam allowance (you can mark it with an iron, or help yourself with a guide stitch or a simple trace), then fold again to 2 cm from the edge. Finally, stitch to secure the hem.

EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

5. PUT THE CORD IN PLACE

Prepare your cord (ribbon or cord):

For a 19 x 28 cm pouch, cut an 82 cm cord.This corresponds to the dimension of the width (19 cm) x 4, length to which you must add 6 cm to make a knot and have a little slack (but not too much either).

Turn the bag inside out, and lay it flat.Through the opening left free in the hem, insert a cord using a safety pin, and make it go around the bag twice (it must come out from the same place where it entered).

Finish by tying the cord two by two at its end.

And there you have it :) it's finished!

EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT
EASY POUCH TUTO:RECYCLE YOUR USED T-SHIRT

HAVE FUN SEWING!

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