No Sew Hobo Bag tutorial

Heads up! My latest Threadbanger tutorial is now live- How to Make a No-Sew Hobo Bag from a t-shirt.

I designed this project because I know not everyone has a sewing machine or even cares to learn how to sew.  This is the perfect beach bag for anyone to make and the best part is all you need is a t-shirt, scissors and about 15 minutes. I’m pretty sure everyone has all three of those things so get to it! You’ll be glad you did.

The fringe detail is both cute and functional- they are what hold the whole thing together so you don’t need to borrow your mother’s sewing machine. 

I have made 5 of these already and I keep two in my car for when I go grocery shopping.  They are so roomy and durable. Great for just about anything- beach, pool, picnics, library books, groceries, farmer’s market trips, etc.

I would love to see pictures of the t-shirts you use to make yours so be sure to upload some pics to our Facebook page.   If you don’t have a t-shirt you want to cut up just take a trip to your nearest thrift store and scoop one up for close to nothing.  I’m thinking my next ones will be tie-dyed… how about you? Got kids? This would be a perfect project to make together, too!

Have fun and let me know if you gave it a try!

8 Responses to No Sew Hobo Bag tutorial

  1. grandmatomato April 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I think this project is so neat. I can see groups of girl scouts making them for a badge. Sending this post on to my young friends.

  2. МамаФиалка April 30, 2012 at 12:31 am #


  3. Anonymous May 29, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    This is a brilliant way for my daughter to keep her old “autograph” t-shirts from school. LOVE IT!

  4. sridhar c June 4, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    what a brilliant idea

  5. Anonymous June 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    i made of one these today! its such a great and easy idea. on the bottom of the bag i pinned it down my surface and it kept it from bunching and made it much easier to knot all the way across and i could see where the bigger holes were and put little hand stitches for extra security 🙂 i will make more of these for sure. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  6. خياطة وتفصيل July 3, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    It looks beautiful! thank you so much 🙂

  7. Valentina Caparelli August 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Mine worked outbut its a little messy… i guess it gives it an effect thank you for this idea especially because I cannot sew!

  8. Anonymous December 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    I like the idea but was wondering if it could be used for school or would I need to put a jean liner in it so the bag wont fall apart???

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