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Recycled Tank Top Beach Bag

Give those old outgrown tee shirts into a second life for a trip to the beach. Kids grow fast so you should have lots of old tee shirts to turn into fun things.


Tank Top
Rick Rack or Other Trim
1 Yard of Cord
Fabric Glue
Small Scissors
Safety Pin


Using a small, pointed scissors, open up about 1" of the hem of the tank top. Attach safety pin to the end of the cord and push the pin with the cord through the opening into the hem. Work the pin and cord around the entire bottom until you reach the hem opening again. You should have both ends of the cord sticking out of the hem opening. Remove safety pin.

Pull cord end gathering up the bottom of the tank top as tight as possible. Tie ends together, double knotting. Trim ends. Push the  knot up inside the hem. Glue a large appliqué over the opening on the bottom on the bag. Decorate edges with rick rack and appliqués.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Terri Bose of MakingFriends.com.

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“Recycled Tank Top Beach Bag”

  1. Tuti Sugiarti says:

    Amazing……i’s sure to try !!!

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Terri is the creator of makingfriends.com, freekidscrafts.com, scoutswaps.com and badginabag.com. Her work is republished all over the internet and is considered the queen of kids crafts.

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