Sunday, July 25, 2010

T-shirt tote bag

I finished another t-shirt bag - this one's much larger, made with all white t-shirt yarn.  It's about 15 inches wide, 12 inches tall, and the strap drop is 9 inches.  It's the perfect size for a farmer's market bag.  I would have taken it to the Union Square market yesterday, but it wasn't quite finished.  I usually bring a couple of grocery store re-usable bags, but the straps on those tend to be narrow and cut into my shoulder when it's full.  I specifically made the straps on my t-shirt bag wide and thick, so it should be pretty comfortable even when full of tasty veggies.

Here it is lying flat:

With half a dozen ears of corn, it's still less than half full:

It's much more comfortable than those grocery store bags:

I enjoyed the entire process of making this bag: finding the t-shirts, making the yarn, and crocheting the bag.  I'm definitely planning on using these myself, and listing them on Etsy.  I've already started working on a pattern so I can list t-shirt yarn tote bag kits on Etsy, too.  That will take a little work - I've never written a pattern for use by other people, I just scrawl some notes for my own purposes when I make something new.  I'll have to make a few more, and take pictures along the way.  The straps will be the hardest part to write.

I'll need pattern testers, so if any of my few readers know how to crochet, and are interested in making their very own t-shirt yarn tote bag, let me know!  I'll send you the yarn and the pattern (once I have it worked out, probably a few weeks), and all I ask in return is that you let me know if there are any errors/confusing sections in the pattern.

1 comment:

  1. This is something new and I really like it! Would you like to follow each other darling?:X