Here at LoobaLee, we love reusing and recycling. Our goal is to not only provide a great online resource for reselling and finding gently-used kids clothing, we also want to encourage everyone to think green and reuse materials whenever possible to help preserve planet earth.
Here’s just one great idea compliments of Family Fun for upcycling your kids outgrown t-shirts into a useful little backpack.
- Turn the T-shirt inside out, then cut across the shirt from armpit to armpit. You’ll need only the bottom section.
- Use the needle and thread to sew a simple stitch across the shirt, about a half inch in from the cut edge, to seal what will be the bottom of the bag.
- Turn the shirt right side out. Snip the shirt’s hem almost all of the way through (do not cut any stitching) at the midpoint between the two side seams. Attach a large safety pin to one end of the clothesline cord. Feed the cord, safety pin first, through the casing of the hem.
- Follow the eyelet or grommet kit instructions to add eyelets to the bottom corners of the bag.
- Thread the ends of the cord through the eyelet holes and double-knot them to secure.
This is a great project to put your creative skills into action. Add embellishments, fabric paint or iron on letters to give the backpack a one of a kind look. We think this project makes a great birthday party activity too!
Get the kids in on the action for a little family time and most of all, have fun!