88 days ago

How to Make a No-Sew T-Shirt Bag

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean Hamilton

Here at Curtain Clean we are big advocates of sustainability. Clean, re-use, recycle!


Help us reduce waste and have fun doing it with our little tutorial on how to turn a T-shirt into a re-usable bag.

You’ll need:
• Old t-shirt – The thicker the fabric, the sturdier the bag
• Sharp scissors, preferably fabric scissors
• Washable marker (optional)


Step 1: Cut the sleeves off so it resembles a singlet.


Step 2: Cut the neckline area into a circle or oval – these will become our handles. Trace a bowl to get a perfectly round circle.


Step 3: Turn the t-shirt inside out. Determine where you want the bottom of the bag to be and trace a line across. Keep in mind that depending on the fabric used, your tote is likely stretch and become longer when it’s filled with stuff.


Step 4: Cut slits from the bottom of the shirt up to the line marking the bottom of your bag. Keep the slits small to prevent large gaps in the bottom of the bag. You’ll want to cut both the front and back layers together because they need to match up for the next step.


Step 5: Tie the front and back fringe together in knots and turn the shirt right side out. For extra embellishments, tie the straps (handles) in knots, or tie bits of t-shirt scrap to the top.
P.S. We'd love to see your creations!!

More messages from your neighbours
10 days ago

Looking for babies clothes

Aaron from Enderley

Hi everyone. I am desperately looking for any baby boys and girls clothes to help a young family out ive been supporting here in Hamilton. Any donations of any clothes, shoes, that you would like to donate would so appreciate this to help out this young couple.
I am on Enderley ave for drop offs.

8 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Waikato!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Waikato, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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1 day ago

Would you like to stay on Hood Street?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

A 67-room hotel complex is proposed for the central Hamilton street.

Few details have been released, but a developer has filed a consent application with Hamilton City Council.

Read more here. What do you think about the idea of a hotel on Hood Street?