I'm always up for a challenge, so my mother presented me with this one: Turn a 1x shirt into some sort of purse/bag. She has recently lost 75 lbs (yay!) and has some ginormous clothes that need to be done away with. This particular shirt was one of her favorites so she wanted me to fashion it into something else so that she didn't have to get rid of it.
The front side had the design, and the back/sleeves were plain white. So first I cut along the side seams and sleeves so that I just had one piece with the design on it.
Then I folded that in half (wrong sides together) to get a basic bag shape and cut up the sides to kind of straighten them out. Keep in mind this is my first one, and she just wanted a floppy bag.
Next I took the side that was all white (for an inner liner) and laid it on top of the designed piece. I cut it to basically the same shape and made an inside pocket out of the back collar part. I pinned that on and took some leftover scraps to make handles.
I sewed the pocket onto the white liner, then pinned the whole liner to the design piece (wrong sides together).The strips for the handles were sewed into tubes (right sides together) then turned right side out and pinned in place.
I sewed the sides together then turned it right side out. I realized that I did the handles wrong and ended up making another handle out of leftover white fabric and sewed it to one side, then trimming the previous handle to a matching length and connected it together on the other side.