I have a number of graphic tees that I still really like, but have no intention of wearing again. I needed to clear them out of my closet, but I didn't want to give them away. A while back I came across a blog tutorial on making a tote out of an old t-shirt. I wish I could remember where I saw it, but if you just Yahoo! "t-shirt tote," you will get several options.
So, here is my attempt. Besides the thread continually breaking while I was machine sewing the seam at the bottom (which turned a 2 minute project into a 15 minute project with a small amount of cursing), it was so easy. After sewing the bottom, I just cut the sleeves off leaving the original serging intact. And that was that.
This was not a regular boxy t-shirt, but there are plenty of tutorials on how to make a tote out of those. I'd also like to try making a drawstring bag out of an old t-shirt. Then, instead of taking up space in my clothes closet, my neat old graphic tees can go take up space somewhere else.
Oh, and then I gave the cap sleeve scraps to Valerie and Andrew to use as kerchiefs for their puppies.