Refashioning a Trick or Treat Bag From a T-Shirt

A fun way to make a customized treat bag for Halloween is to refashion a t- shirt. You can either start off with a t-shirt that has the image or logo that you need, or add decoration later to a plain shirt by paint, glitter glue, felt, ribbon or other embellishments.

This first tutorial shows a method that simply cuts the sleeves off. You can make a no-sew version of the t-shirt bag by cutting the sleeves off as shown, turning it inside out, tying a knot in the hem, and turning it right side out again. These bags are super cool.

This tutorial takes a long sleeved shirt and use the sleeves as the bag handle:

Personalize it to match your costume with numerous possibilities. Happy trick-or-treating!


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