Tutorial-How to create an Up-cycled Drawstring Pouch from T-shirt Sleeves

Produce Prints on T-shirt Bags at C9W

Up-cycled Drawstring Pouch from T-shirt Sleeves by Cloud 9 Workshop

Materials Needed:

  • T-shirt
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissor
  • Ribbon or rope
  • Safety pin



  • Spread out tee on a large fat surface
  • Cut off sleeve at seam
  • Turn sleeve inside out
  • Sew an “L” across bottom of sleeve & up one side 
  • Cut away excess material
  • Turn bag right-side-out
  • Cut small hole in bag seam
  • Thread ribbon or string through seam with safety pin
  • Decorate or Stamp!

Cloud 9 Kid Connection:
With a little guidance, children as young as 6 yrs. can learn to machine sew. Parents, you too can put those classic Home Ec. skills to good use. It’s not that different than driving. No worries really!