Teen/Tween Crafts Programs Upcycled T-shirt Totes A selection of tote bags made by upcycling t-shirts Another shot of the upcycled t-shirt bags. Basic t-shirt bag made by cutting off arms and neck binding and cut-and-knotting hemline while right side out. Double-knotted. Note knotting still leaves small openings at the bottom of the bag. Example of bag created by removing neckline and sleeves and cut-and-knotting lower hem inside out Bag inside out, showing cut-and-knot closure of hem. Bag made by folding sleeveless shirt side-to-side and sewing up the bottom hem. See below for inside surprise. Attached storage pouch made from a sleeve of another t-shirt, with drawstring made from a strip of t-shirt. Detail of pouch sewn into the lower hem inside the bag. Draw string is threaded through the hem of the former sleeve. Folded and ready to roll up into sewn-in pouch Rolling up detail Stored in attached pouch. Bag created by running a drawstring through the bottom hem of the t-shirt Drawstring made from fabric of another t-shirt threaded through bottom hem of t-shirt. Close up of drawstring closure. Note that thickness of the hem fabric prevents complete closure.