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June 29, 2012

DIY: T-shirt Beach Tote

I woke up a few weeks ago, checked my email, and was beyond happy to see that Gap (of all places?) had sent me an email about creating a diy beach tote. Seriously, those people are too cool. Good style + diy tips? Bravo, Gap, Bravo…

Naturally, I went to Goodwill and picked up this summer-fun-yellow tee. Are you ready to make one? Let’s go…

1. Cut off the neckline, sleeves, and hem (I forgot to cut the hem and had to go back and do it later). Adjust the amount that you trim the neckline and sleeves according to the size your prefer your straps.

2. At the bottom of your t-shirt, cut even strips all the way across–mine were about 7 inches high.

3. Holding onto your tee, stretch the strings out.

4. Tie and double tie each set of strings.

There you have it! Toss in some sandals, sunglasses, and a bottle of water…

…and you are ready to soak up the sun!

Enjoying the Good Life,


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  1. Great great great idea!!!! Love it!

  2. Sweet! Now this I can do! I like hearing the phrase “no sew.”

    • goodwillsc

      Meee, too!

  3. i tried making it for my friend’s birthday gift, adn it turned out okay. not as good as this. don’t know if it was the shirt i bought, which i got from a.c. moore..and my cutting was a little more choppy. not as good as i wanted it to be. :/

    • goodwillsc

      Give it another shot! And, it probably looks better than you think. I am always my worse critic. : )

  4. I love this! I did a similar DIY on my blog, but I quite like your version, too 🙂

  5. Oh, I love it! The fringe is such a cute addition…I’ll have to try this!

  6. So cute! This is a project that even I could handle 🙂

    • goodwillsc


  7. Fantastic! You gotta love an easy no sew idea! 🙂

  8. Great job!! I saw how to do this on Gaps blog and made one too!! I love it!!

  9. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I’m planning a trip to the beach with some girlfriends next month. I think I’ll surprise them and make one for each of us.

    • goodwillsc

      Such a great idea!

  10. Brilliant!!! Hopping over from Show and Tell xo

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, so much!

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  12. such a cute idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, so much, Cheryl! Love your link-ups!

  13. What a fabulous idea kendra!!! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing at Uncommon. Featuring this today on our FB page! 😉

  14. Thanks for sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday.

  15. So simple. Love the colour! 🙂

  16. Soooo cute and simple! What an awesome idea!