T-shirt Projects

Halloween Costumes and a Trick-or-Treat Tote!

Need last-minute costume ideas? Beyond sticking a load of Peeps all over a black T-shirt (you’re a “chick magnet,” get it?), or drawing a zigzag  black line across a yellow T-shirt (Charlie Brown!), or grabbing a buddy with a red T-shirt to be a Dr. Suess-ian “Thing 1″ and “Thing 2,” there bagare so many other costumes and accessories to make from your stash of old T-shirts using just a pair of scissors (and maybe a needle and thread).

For all you procrastinators, click through for two no-sew tutorials for a superhero cape (or a Dracula cape or a royal cape!) and a hula skirt (luau!) from Generation T: Beyond Fashion in an entry I wrote for the Workman blog…PLUS…ditch that plastic bag by learning to make your very own T-shirt trick-or-treat bag right here!!

Happy Haunting…

#42 Plastic Surgery

(tote for treats–or for groceries, the other 364 days a year)

Ingredients:
1 T-shirt (M, L, or XL)
chalk marker
scissors
needle
thread

1-3

4-52

6-910

[ Posted on October 26th, 2009 ]

13 Comments

  1. [...] 1. Shopping bag (Martha did one; so did we!) [...]

  2. joy peace says:

    Major great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. [...] I made the trick-or-treat / shopping bag out of a T-shirt from Megan Nicolay’s clever site, Generation-t.com.  It would’ve been [...]

  4. [...] for new tote bags. Why use the same one twice? Kidding (Sorta). So, let me introduce you to the Tote Bag T-shirt! Easy and genius. I made three today. Here are two of them: Tote, artwork on the front Manne [...]

  5. [...] • #42 The T-Shirt Shopping Bag: This idea, called “Plastic Surgery,” is one of the more popular posts on the Generation T site. The only pieces needing surgery on your shirt? The collar, sleeves, and bottom hem. This would be the ideal project if you want keep the shirt’s design. Give it a try! [...]

  6. [...] •#42 The T-Shirt Shopping Bag: This idea, called “Plastic Surgery,” is one of the more popular posts on the Generation T site. The only pieces needing surgery on your shirt? The collar, sleeves, and bottom hem. This would be the ideal project if you want keep the shirt’s design. Give it a try! [...]

  7. [...] helped pick out t-shirts they had outgrown and wanted to use, and then we  followed along with the directions. I had to adjust it a little, taking into consideration that the shirts we used were a lot smaller [...]

  8. [...] to make your own (and get that same adorable grin on your face)? Click here for the tutorial! Photo courtesy of [...]

  9. Patricia says:

    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Im 16 years old and i took this idea but not for a trick or treat. I chose a black and white writted Super Bock (my selected beer :P ) T-Shirt and I did step one, and then the rest by myself.
    Its really cool now I can even put inside my school notebooks and books and fits perfectly!
    Thank youuuuuuuuu! :)

  10. megan says:

    Of course, the tote can be useful for many, many things more healthful than Halloween treats — like school books ;) Great work!

    PS: If you have a photo, be sure to post it over on Generation T Flickr or Facebook!

  11. [...] and then there’s the “Plastic Surgery” grocery tote (project #42, from Generation T: Beyond Fashion). As you can see, Ginny’s been busy–she [...]

  12. [...] don’t forget to get yourself a superhero sidekick and pack a tee-riffic trick-or-treat tote to collect all the [...]

  13. Snap Green says:

    This is great!! I have made one of these before and it works pretty well! I wrote about this on my blog Moving Happiness Home. You should check it out!
    http://northstarmoving.com/blog/2010/recycling-your-cotton/

    Snaps!

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