Upcycled T-Shirt Tote Pattern

The Upcycled T-shirt Tote♻️:

An Inbetween Quilts Project

What do you do with your favorite T-shirts you no longer wear, but just can’t get rid of? If you are like me and you only have a handful of beloved T-shirts, not near enough for a quilt, or too precious to put in the mix with all the other tees in a quilt, or not enough time to make a quilt – then this is the perfect project for you! Quick and easy, make this tote in just a half day. You will be able to use your old favorite T-shirt in a new way, every day with your new tote.  

“But I make quilts, not tote bags!” I totally get it. This was me, and then I created a pattern for a tote. This was way out of my element. I’ve worked out all the kinks for you and provided step-by-step instructions with diagrams and photos all along the way. 

And now for the tester parade! (Drumroll, please.)

An exceptional non-quilt pattern that allows for upcycling materials and bring new life to a favorite T-shirt! As a quilter “only” I stepped out of my comfort zone when testing this pattern and must say I am quite pleased with the result. Emma has written a pattern that even the most inexperienced pattern reader can follow.

Lorynn B.

Pattern Tester

I enjoyed making the T-shirt Tote. The pattern was easy to follow and went together rather quickly. Can easily be made in a day. I made the XL size. I used a t-shirt both front and back. I also used some old jeans for the bottom of the tote.

Michelle F.

Pattern Tester

This is a great pattern. I’ll definitely be making another one. I enjoyed making this pattern and it came together in about 3 hours from start to finish.

Kristine M.

Pattern Tester

Upcycled T-shirt Tote Pattern

With this pattern, you will have a tote you can be proud to have or to give. This is the perfect inbetween quilts project, one you can easily complete in a day. Let’s get started!

Two More Ways to Get the Pattern

Recorded Workshop + Pattern

Make your tote with step-by-step videos and commentary by Emma. Each and every step is demonstrated and discussed.

Live Virtual Workshop + Pattern

A few times a year, I offer a live, half-day, virtual workshop. Make your tote in a virtual class setting with other sewists.