I still have some more t-shirts. I wanted to make something fun for my little boy to use and decided on a drawstring bag. He seemed to like putting things in the bag.
He also liked taking things out.
I started with four same-sized t-shirt pieces. I sewed several patches onto the outer panel. I had fabric stamped the top patch. See how to do fabric stamping here.
I measured 2" down from the top of each.
I sewed up each side of the lining and the outer panels (minus the 2"). I sewed the bottom of the outer panel but left a space in the lining for turning.
Then, I placed the lining and outer pieces with right sides together and pinned the 2" sides together. I then sewed them together and around the tops of each flap.
I turned the whole thing right sides out using the space I left in the lining. Then I closed the space in the lining with my machine.
To make the drawstring's pockets, I turned the flaps to the inside....
Then I pinned them down and sewed them into place.
For the drawstrings, I took 2 long 2" wide pieces of t-shirt fabric, sewed a tube and just turned the tube. I left the ends of the ties unfinished and just tied them in a knot.
Bags are super fun for putting things in and then removing them.