T-shirts do not look good on me, so I am not a t-shirt-wearing kind of person. I do like the idea of having a memento of an event, though, and especially the t-shirts from my favorite weekend nature camp, Audubon Mountain Workshop. Every May, I get a new t-shirt for being an instructor, and every year I stuff it in a drawer with the others, never to be seen or worn. Until this year, that is.
A friend of mine recently suggested that I make bags out of his old rock concert t-shirts from back in the day, but as I opened an e-mail addressed to camp instructors about what size t-shirt we might want this year, I decided to make bags out of my own stash of camp t-shirts instead. I’ve seen plenty of t-shirt bags before, and you can find a variety of images on the web, but I wanted something a little different. So I embellished them with bright-colored quilting fabrics for pizazz and zigzag stitching for strength. I used the bags to carry my bedding and towels up to camp, and then to bring my dirty laundry back home.